Halloween Spider Tiara

As I was trawling Pinterest recently looking for new Halloween ideas, I came across a spider crown tutorial and immediately pinned it to my Halloween board. How stunning! So simple, but very effective!

I had no intentions of going to the shops to buy spiders, but I knew I had a small number in my Halloween stash. Our decorations will go up on the weekend – here in Australia, if we are decorating, we mostly tend to only put them up for a couple of days although there are some houses which are decorated for longer. So I pulled out the box and went searching for spiders……and found these 5

spiders 1

There’s not enough for a whole crown, but I’m sure they will make a great tiara!

Following Delia’s instructions, I cut some wire long enough to encircle my head. Wanting to make sure it was strong enough, I covered the wire ring first with masking tape, then with black duct tape. As it turns out, it would have been fine just with the duct tape 🙂 Don’t forget to make your circlet a little bit bigger than your head measurement, as adding the tape will make it a little smaller in diameter. Delia actually uses black plastic-coated wire, and just tapes the ends together. This makes for a very neat and compact circlet.

spiders 2

I decided to glue my spiders together before attaching them to the circlet. My spiders are smaller than Delia’s, and have quite spindly legs. I wasn’t sure they would even stick together! But stick they did, and I was very happy about that! Hot glue is the best 🙂

spiders 3

Then I centred and glued them

spiders 4

I was also a bit worried they wouldn’t stand up well, but they behaved very well!

spiders 6

And, because you can never pass up an opportunity to add some glitter, I turned them into Red Back Spiders…

spiders 5

Well, we are in Australia after all!

spider tiara

As a last minute project, using things I already had, I’m very pleased how it turned out. I will look out for some larger spiders (maybe some bats too) and remake it for next year, although I will keep it as a tiara rather than a full crown. And I think a more delicate wire circle, like Delia’s, will look neater too.

**UPDATE – Monday 30th October – turns out I do have some black coated wire! So I removed the spiders from the old base, and added them to my new, improved wire circle. Will tidy up the hot glue lumps a bit, but here it is:

spiders 7

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