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My mother hates spiders, all spiders, all sizes, just all!  A few years ago, I sent her a link to this picture, surprisingly she thought it was cool.  It has always stuck in my mind.  I came roaring to the front when I was thinking about Halloween and spiders this year.

I love hats, especially fascinators! I knew I wanted to make a funky Halloween fascinator using the Eye Connect Crafts chipboard spider.

Immediately I knew that the spider’s web would be a great addition.  The final step was figuring out how to make it tilted or rather, the why behind the tilt.  It had to be something that worked with the spider theme.  Finally, I ended up looking at spider eggs…these worked!  So, I fashioned a home for the spider eggs and used tulle to mimic they way the eggs look.

The picture of the spider fascinator on dogs head cracks me up!

I knew that I wanted all the pieces of the spider to be shaped so that they created space in the hat and interest.  I sprayed the chipboard with water and taped them to a bottle of paint.  When dry, they were perfect!

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  1. Fascinator Base:  Empty, clean can covered with black felt.  Strip of paper from DCWV – Dark Romance.
  2. Spider’s Web:  Eye Connect Crafts – Large Spider’s Web, colored with Tattered Angels Matte Spray – Black and Kyrlon Spray Paint – Black.  Flat back gems – brown opalescent.
  3. Spider:  Eye Connect Crafts – Spider, colored with Tattered Angels Matte Spray – Black and Kyrlon Spray Paint – Black, Flower Soft – Autumn.  Three different color brown brads were used to put the spider together.
  4. Spider Eggs:  Small wood candle cup, colored with Tattered Angels Matte Spray – Black and Kyrlon Spray Paint – Black, tulle.


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6 thoughts on “Fascinated by Spiders

  1. Once again it’s me! Love this spider sooo much! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit this month! Nan, DT

  2. Really clever fascinator, love the spider. Truly perfect for any special event. Thanks so much for playing at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  3. Great tutorial and awesome project, spider looks amazing. Thank you for playing with us in Dream in Darkness, always a pleasure to hop in here.

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