Simple is the way to go with this easy tutorial for Spider Web Candle Holders. After a quick trip to the dollar store and an even quicker date with a glue gun, you’ll be ready to enjoy the witching hour.
Halloween is the perfect time to fill your home with spiders. Or maybe it’s the perfect time to ignore the spider webs slowly forming in my undusted dining room?
Either way, pull out your glue gun and get ready to make a few spooky Spider Web Votive Holders! They look awesome during the day and even better at night.
I have a thing for spiders, you can probably tell by looking at my past projects including the very large lawn spiderwebs with giant spider warning signs, embroidery hoop web art and hot glue spiderwebs.
You probably have most of the supplies floating around, if not everything is easy to find at Target, the dollar store or Grandmas.
Spiderweb Candle Holder Supplies:
Aside from the glue gun, everything you need for this project can be picked up at the Dollar Tree. Any kind of lass will work, I really liked the look of the rounded glass but it did make it a little trickier to keep the yarn where I wanted it.
I used Red Heart for the original vases but after a remodel the Dollar Tree has its own brands of yarn and you can pick up a skein for a buck.
You’ll also need a few fake spiders. I’ve had more and more trouble finding them over the years but you can usually find a pack of spider rings, you’ll just need to clip off the ring part and you’ll be good to go!
- Short Glass Vases/Cups
- White Yarn
- Fake Spiders
- Tie a small knot at the end of the yarn, clip off the end, and hot glue to the knot to the vase, you can use a pencil to push the yarn into the glue without burning yourself
- Start wrapping the yarn around the glass in random directions, you might need to add some more glue, in the beginning, to keep the yarn from slipping all over but eventually, it will start sticking to itself and stay in place.
- When you are finished stick the yarn in a blob of glue, once it's hardened you can clip off the rest of the yarn
- Glue on a few spiders to really communicate the fact that they're spider webs
- The final step is to dd a fake tealight or votive and you're good to go with a creepy spiderweb Halloween Candleholder!
1. Tie a small knot in the end of the yarn, clip off the end and hot glue to the knot to the vase
Use a pencil to push the yarn into the glue without burning your self
2. Keep gluing and wrapping, eventually the yarn will stick to itself and you won’t need to glue every 4 inches
3. When you are finished stick the yarn in a blog of glue and once it’s hardened clip of the rest of the yarn
4. Finish up by gluing on a few spiders
5. Add a fake tealight and you’re good to go with a creepy spiderweb Halloween Candle holder! They leave pretty cool shadows on the wall too.
If you don’t love arachnids you could always add a pair of googly eyes instead and have a mummy candle holder.
Check out my Halloween Page for more ideas or start here: