This project is very similar to the paper snowflakes made at Christmas time; it's really simple! And with a little bit of sparkle (with paint) and glitter, you can have some really awesome looking Halloween decorations!
First I'll show you how to make a simple spiderweb.
|Fold your paper in half, so the short sides meet.|
|Then, fold your paper in half again, but ONLY crease about an inch of the bottom of the paper, with the fold on the bottom. This crease will be used only as a guideline.|
|This is where it gets a bit tricky, and practice makes perfect. Fold one of the corners in about 3/4 of the way making sure the point is at the crease you made in the last step. Don't crease it to hard, yet, so you can adjust with the next step.|
|Now cut off the "ears" so you have a traditional triangle....|
|...like this. Now fold the two sides together to make an even smaller triangle.|
|This is what it will look like after you made all of your cuts!|
|Unfold your web carefully and VIOLA!|
|Here are what the triangles look like after cut out....|
|....and unfolded! With this cut, there are more veins.|
Now my favorite part.....the decorating!
|Once you've created several webs, you're ready to decorate them.|
|Spray one side with the spray paint, making sure it's all covered.|
|While the paint is still wet, sprinkle over glitter - on this one, I painted it black and sprinkled it with teal glitter.|
Be sure to do this to both sides.
|I sprayed my webs with black, copper and silver. You can get a little funky and spray them with two colors, giving them a different look.|
|Add a little personality by adding plastic spider rings to a web here and there.|
And now you have your very own beautiful, handmade spiderweb decoration! Post pictures of the ones you make on the Homefront Team Facebook Page, and share it with everyone - I'd love to see yours!
This tutorial was shared with us by Guin from Camelot's Treasures. Be sure to check out her store, for some wonderful handmade items. And support all the great military spouses around the world on the Homefront Team, by searching "homefront team" on your next visit to Etsy!