I am a craft supply hoarder… I just can’t help myself, when I walk into a craft store, I feel obligated to buy anything on clearance and to use up all of my coupons, you know, just in case I NEED it for some project down the line that I haven’t even had the idea for. Always be prepared, right?
And so, my craft closet currently reflects my hoarding tendencies and is getting to the point where I can’t even tell what is in there anymore.
My plan- start working my way through my stash. All those projects that have been on the back burner are going to get done. If I find some supplies and am able to come up with an idea for them, I’m making it, otherwise, I guess it’s time to get rid of it. I just can’t handle the disarray any longer and I’m pretty sure my husband might kill me if I bring anything else home without dealing with this mess first.
First up on the list of projects while clearing out- Halloween spiders!
I was feeling particularly craft one morning last week and went looking to some supplies in my craft closet. I am in dire need of Halloween decorations and so when I saw these pipe cleaners and pom poms sitting next to each other, spiders instantly popped into my head. Luckily I had some googly eyes on hand too!
Take 3 pipe cleaners.
Fold them in half to find the center.
Twist them together around the center.
Bend each side in half.
Spread out the spider’s legs.
Glue a pom pom on top.
And add some googly eyes. Get creative with these, I added 3 and 4 to some of mine in different patterns too!
Before you know it, you will have a whole swarm of spiders.
Their super bendy legs make it easy to attach them to pretty much anything.
These would be a great Halloween craft to make with kids and would be a perfect non-edible favor for classroom treats. Brynlee loves the one I gave her and has had fun moving it around the house hiding it in different places.