I made this ring to fit over my kitchen chandelier and the spiders are attached to it with fishing line and hang down inside below the lights. They look like they spun a strand and are just hanging there! The ring unhooks so that you can slide it over the light and take it off when you’re finished with it. The entire project is very easy to make.
- very thin florist wire for spider legs
- black play doh or clay ( or any color will do because you will spray paint the whole thing black any way.)
- heavy wire for or hoop that can be unclasped
- fishing line
- black spray paint
- wire cutters
Cut four pieces of wire for legs. Wrap a piece of clay or play doh around them as shown. Form it into a ball.
Use the head of a pin to poke two holes for eyes. Make the holes deep because when you bake them the holes will fill in otherwise.
Bend a piece of the florist wire as shown and then stick it down in the head of the spider to use as a hook.
Bake on a low setting for a couple hours or however long it takes to bake out the moisture. They need to feel hard to the touch, not squishy. Set aside.
Make a circle from the heavy wire and bend the ends as shown.
Spray paint the hoop and the spiders black. Paint the eyes on the spiders white or yellow.
Tie fishing line (different lengths ) to each spider. Tie them to the wire hoop.
Slip the ring over the light and let the spiders hang down.