How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Web Halloween Decorations #CraftyOctober

Welcome to Day 2 of Crafty October 2014 (check out 2013 and 2012 here) – a month of Halloween Ideas here on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

So I’m sorting out through all of my crafty stash for some inspiration of what to share and I saw all of my tubes and pots of glitter glue – it then came to me to make some spider web Halloween decorations! So that’s what I did and I’m now going to tell you how I did it.

How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Webs Halloween Decorations

Supplies you will need to make Glitter Glue Spider Webs…

  1. spider web template (download (A4) large web and 2 smaller webs)
  2. clear plastic sleeves | buy here in the US (the kind you use in school folders)
  3. glitter glue | buy here in the US or
  4. white pva glue | buy here in the US + tubs of glitterbuy here in the US
  5. sticky glue dotsbuy here in the US (for hanging up)

How to make Glitter Glue Spider Webs…

  1. Print off required amount of webs and slip each one into a clear plastic sleeve.
  2. Squeezing the glitter glue carefully out of the tube or bottle, trace around the lines to form the web. Start with the outward prongs first and then trace around the inner sections.
  3. If using pva glue, trace out the lines of the web as in step 2 and then sprinkle with glitter to cover. Gently shake off any excess, but be careful not to disturb the glue too much.
  4. Leave to dry for at least 6 – 8 hours, leaving for 24 hours is even better.
  5. When completely dry, carefully peel back from the plastic sleeve; you may find that the glitter web starts to lift away as it dries making the job easier.
  6. Affix to a window using sticky dots.

The photos below show the steps to making a glitter glue spider web Halloween decoration using the pva glue and glitter method…

How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Web Halloween Decorations

How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Web Halloween Decorations

How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Web Halloween Decorations

How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Web Halloween Decorations

Here is a demo video showing the technique for making these decorations. The closest thing I can associate it with, is piping icing onto a cake! The video was longer demonstrating a few different brands of glitter glue, but the video recorder screwed up somewhere, so I’ve only got the one – you’ll get the idea though!

You can make them in any colour you like! Here are the ones that I’ve made, and if you’ve make some too, please do come and share them with me!

How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Web Halloween Decorations

As well as sharing my ideas each day for my favourite time of the year, I’m also holding a #CraftyOctober Link Party for bloggers to share their Halloween posts. If you’re a blogger, then do check out the party – I can’t wait to see your posts!

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