And that means I get to start referencing posts from last year (and yes, I’m posting Halloween projects in August)!If you were with me way back in the beginning you might remember I’ve got a thing for spider webs. My first tutorial ever was for embroidery hoop spider webs. If you weren’t one of the 50 people that saw that post check ‘er our!
My next tutorial was for my Giant Lawn Spider Webs. Since we’re strolling down memory lane I’ll share another fact, I got my very first comment from that post! AND my first follower!
Ok enough about that!
I decided to spice up my lawn spiders this year:
*I used my Silhouette for this project but you easily use purchased stickers or free hand the letters*
4 Pieces of scrap wood, smooth enough to paint
2 colors of paint (I used a .50 paint sample and black acrylic)
Contact Paper/ Vinyl letters for the stencil
Screws and Drill
Piece of Rope
Start by painting 3 pieces of the wood with your base color, this is the color the letters will be, I used Candied Lime from Valspar. Let it dry, if you add the contact paper before the paint is set it will peel off the base coat.
When the base coat is dry, smooth on the contact paper and press along the edges to get a good seal.
Paint over with the top color. Paint the remaining piece of wood the same as the top coat. This will be the post for the lawn sign, cut the bottom off at an angle so it’s easier to pound the stake in. Spray paint would be awesome for this but I used black craft acrylic. Mine was old and I had to water it down, DO NOT do that, it seeped under the contact paper and I had to repaint the whole hanging sign by hand.
Gently remove the contact paper. Let the top coat dry.
Screw the lawn sign together. In my opinion it looks best off kilter, like someone was being chased by a giant spider when he made the sign. Bang it in to the ground near the webs (or anywhere you want to scare some kids)
Drill 2 holes through the top of the last board. Thread a rope through and tie a knot to secure. Hang it in a tree by your webs.
This is the 8 foot spider I bought on super clearance last November, can’t wait to get him set up this year!
|Uh guys, I think he wants a hug|
This is the temporary set up for now, closer to Halloween (I’m thinking September 30th) I’ll set up the lawn webs and get a full effect picture!