I have had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while, then, when I saw Jen’s specimen art I knew I had to make it a reality! I had already tried glittering some spider rings for a project that FAILED!! I knew it would work but I needed the rest of the supplies. I ran to Michael’s and got the exact frames Jen used (they were a steal!). I also had to buy some glitter- Michael’s had a pack of about 10 different colors and with a coupon it turned out to be about $4. I bought a pack of spider rings at Wal-mart for $2 and I have a TON left over.
To start I lightly coated the spider with glue on the whole top and the bottom of the legs. I just used Elmer’s and it works great. Then I sprinkled it with glitter and let it dry. Repeat for all your spiders. When they are dry, I took them outside and gave them a light coat of a clear varnish so the glitter would stay put a little better.
After they dry, cut off the ring part. I used these jewelry wire cutters because the angle of the snips let me get in really close to the spider body.
Using foam squares (I doubled them up) I placed the spiders on my scrapbook paper in a grid pattern.
Put the frame around it and there you go. I wish I could take better pictures of this, but it’s hard to see the glitter and not have reflections in the glass at the same time. I LOVE this project! I love all the colors of spiders, but it would also be great with all black or just black and orange spiders too!
*update- my awesome friend and neighbor Chantelle helped me out and took the first two photos! They are much better than what I managed to get. Thanks a Ton Chan! Go check out her other amazing pictures here!
Gwen @ Gwenny PennyOctober 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm
So, I won't be making one of these because I am deathly afraid of spiders. But I think it's so cute, and I really like the glitter aspect. Maybe snazzy spiders aren't so bad:)
KarenOctober 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm
Super cute, Amy!! I love how it turned out.
Heather L.October 1, 2010 at 11:56 pm
That is just too cute! We glittered some spider rings, too, but I haven't done anything with them yet. I might have to copy your idea! Great job!
Beverly @ FlamingoToes.comOctober 2, 2010 at 2:44 am
LOVE this spider art. I love the glitter on them – it really makes them look great!
~stopping by from Tatertos & Jello!~ 🙂
JenOctober 2, 2010 at 6:10 am
That is a wonderful idea! It turned out darling!!!
JenniferOctober 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm
love this!!! actually i love anything with glitter but… this is just fun!!
kim cOctober 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm
great project. so simple, so classic. very cool.
southernscrapsOctober 4, 2010 at 1:42 am
This is adorable!
[email protected] Chic DesignsOctober 4, 2010 at 2:51 pm
I LOVE this! I am so making one of my own! Thanks for sharing!
C.R.A.F.T.October 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm
LOVE this! come on over and link up to MMM 🙂
Sandy AngOctober 5, 2010 at 9:01 am
How clever !
Jessica HillsOctober 8, 2010 at 1:56 am
Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today on FTF! Thanks for linking, and grab a Featured button if you would like!
Carmie of the Single NesterOctober 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm
With some glitter, these spiders don't look too scary 🙂
Young and CraftyOctober 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm
This is just so cute!
I'd love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday! (If you'd like)
Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/10/scraptastic-saturday_08.html
[email protected]October 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm
That's so pretty! I love colorful Halloween decorations. I just clicked over from Tatertots and Jello and would love to link to this if you didn't mind.
Young and CraftyOctober 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Thanks so much for linking up to SS!
Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/
HillaryOctober 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm
Awesome, Amy! Love it!!