Halloween Spider Wreath

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but honestly it makes me a bit schizophrenic. While a part of me appreciates the beauty of the season and creates a burning desire for classy fall decor, the other part of my dives right on in to Halloween!

I think this may be a Utah thing. I once read that we Utahns tend to spend more on Halloween than nearly any other state. Now THAT, is a topic we could dive into for some seriously psychoanalysis…

I don’t know, does anyone else have the same struggle?

I had really planned on showcasing a fun fall decor craft today, but the dark side won out. I blame it on the cute girls over at My Sister’s Suitcase.

Spray painted wreath via My Sister's Suitcase

I was surfing Pinterest and came across Holly’s black Halloween wreath. I loved how it turned out.

Since I have a little twig wreath spray paint experience of my own

DIY-White-Winter-Wreath-via-SNAP..jpgI was suddenly itching to spray another one…And, well, I am sharing a dark Halloween spider wreath tutorial with you today.

Maybe I will share that fall decor craft in November, when I am ready to put the Halloween away???

Halloween Spider Wreath Tutorial

Easy Halloween Wreath via SYTYC.comI am really excited by how this wreath turned out, especially because it was so darn inexpensive and easy to make.

Halloween Spider Wreath

Supplies:
Square Twig Wreath – I found mine for $3
Black Spray Paint
Black Hydrangeas
Black Glitter Spiders
Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding, Gold
Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz, Gold Lame
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
American Crafts Glitter Tape, Brown Sugar, 5/8-Inch
Classic Calico 3 Laser-Cut Wood Veneer Shapes-Banners 23/Pkg
Alphabet Stickers or paint

The first thing I did was work on the base of the wreath.

Halloween Spider WreathI used a partial can of black spray paint I already had on hand…It really didn’t take that much to cover the wreath. I was done with both coats in about 30 minutes.

Halloween Spider WreathYou can see it actually covered the wreath pretty well.

I wanted to use the hydrangeas on the wreath form, but the black on black didn’t really stand out. No worries…It gave me the opportunity to use a product I’ve been dying to try Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz, Gold Lame.

Halloween Wreath Heidi Swapp Color ShineI love the sparkle in Heidi’s sprays and I’ve been waiting to use them on something…

Halloween Wreath Flowers Using Heidi Swapp Color ShineI popped the flowers off the stem and then sprayed them with the gold spray. I didn’t cover every little bit, so the contrast between the black flowers and gold spray really makes the petals stand out. I love it!

I had found these glitter spiders a few weeks ago for three bucks. I am sucker for anything with glitter and so I snatched them up. I am so glad I did.

Halloween Wreath SpiderAgain, I wanted them to pop off the black twig wreath. I also wanted them to tie in with the flowers and decided to add a little gold. I dipped each of the spider’s legs into a little pot of Martha Stewart’s gold leafing paint.

Halloween Spider WreathIt provided just the touch I was looking for.

Up next was assembly.

Halloween Spider WreathI glued the hydrangeas down on one corner of the wreath and then added the spiders.

Once I was done, I decided it needed a little something else. I spray painted some mini flags black and added some alpha stickers to spell out Happy Halloween. I placed the letters on some gold glitter tape with glue.

I secured everything on the wreath with a little hot glue. I think the whole project took me about two hours – most of it dry time for the paints!

Halloween Spider Wreath

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