Spooky Spider Halloween Sign
Hi there, Pretty Handy Girl readers! I’m Vineta from The Handyman’s Daughter, back with another tutorial for you! This time, I’m making a spooky spider Halloween sign to coordinate with the rest of my black and silver Halloween decorations.
I love making signs out of scrap wood because a) they’re free and b) it whittles down my enormous scrap pile! You may have seen this teacher sign I posted here a few months ago. My personal favorite is the Let it Snow sign I created for my winter mantel.
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- Scrap plywood
- 3″ hole saw attachment (or a jigsaw)
- Black and silver paint
- Plastic spiders
- Fishing line
- Hot glue gun
How to Make a Spooky Spider Halloween Sign
Measure the size of your plastic spiders. Mine are about 2 1/2″ across. This will determine how big a hole you need to make.
The spiders will dangle in the center of the holes, so words like BOO or SPOOKY will work best for this Halloween sign. You can create a design using a Silhouette or Cricut machine (this is the file I used), or use a simple letter stencil.
Mark the center of the O with a small drill bit.
Place the bit of a 3″ hole saw on the mark and cut a circle all the way through the plywood. Sand all the edges smooth.
Paint the entire board including the inside of the holes black.
Apply the stencil to the board, centering the O’s over the holes.
I decided to try this silver paint marker instead of regular paint to see if it helped prevent bleeding under the stencil.
Unfortunately, I still needed to touch up a few spots with a flat bristled artist brush. Sigh.
Time to add the spiders! Use a hot glue gun to attach a strand of fishing line to the back of the spiders. I had this fishing line left over from creating my kokedama, and it just happened to be the SpiderWire brand. How fitting!
Center the spiders in the holes, and attach the other end of the fishing line to the back of the Halloween sign. I also hot glued the top ends of the spider legs to the top of the O’s to keep them from twisting on the line.
I added another spider to the front of the sign with hot glue. Now it’s ready to join the rest of the Halloween decor on our newly remodeled mantel!
I’m not a huge fan of orange, so most of our Halloween decor is silver and black. This Halloween sign fits right in!
Have a happy Halloween!
Did you like this project? If so, I know you’re going to go crazy over these DIY Spider Stools: