Thursday, October 29, 2015

DIY: Halloween Spider Web Skirt

Hello mates! To take my mind off life I have been cleaning, baking and now crafting. Luckily for you guys this means another DIY post! This is a really simple and cute DIY that takes about a half hour. It is perfect for any last minute costumes you might need for the big Halloween weekend coming up. Whether you were invited to an awesome party only yesterday or just love to be festive (I'm one of those) this a great little project for you! AND the best part, it's all temporary! And the skirt can be taken back to normal without ruining it at all! If you would like to make this a permanent design, use fabric glue or a hot glue gun instead of safety pins.

Here are the materials you will need:

1. Black circle skirt (or white or orange!)
2. Some white yarn
3. Fake spiders
4. Tape measure
5. Scissors
6. Safety Pins

Step One: Take the yarn and measure it out to the height of the skirt. Then add about four inches to that measurement.

Step Two: Cut out eight of these strings. If they vary in length a bit that is okay! It will only make it look more spooky!

Step Three: Attach ropes to the inside waist band of the skirt with the safety pin. 
*Note, you can make a loop with the yarn and safety pin through that for a stronger hold

Step Four: Once you have attached the strings at even intervals around the skirt it should look something like the picture the above. (Oh hello there, that's my bedroom!) You will then take your measuring tape and measure the circumference of the skirt, as shown below. You will want to take that measurement and multiple by two. Then cut more yarn with this new measurement.
For example, my circumference was thirty inches. I then cut a sixty inch string.
*Note, remember that you can always cut off at the end if you need to, but not having enough is a pain! Add a few inches for a security blanket. 

Step Five: Take your long string and, using safety pins underneath, attach at vertical intervals. Allow slack between columns to create the spider web look. 

Step Six: Repeat step five lower down, as shown above. 
*Note, you can create three layers but I decided to keep it simple and only use two!

Step Seven: Take your fake spiders and slide safety pin there there underside, then attach to skirt. I found these colorful spiders at the craft store on sale, but if you can only find the black ones, use spray paint to make them more festive! 

Step Eight: Attach spiders randomly around the skirt. Use as many or as little of them as you like! Then head out the door on Halloween wearing your adorable Halloween skirt!

If you have any questions about this DIY please post them in the comments section below or click the contact button at the top of your screen.

Happy Halloween!



Mel said...

This is so cute! I wonder if you could use that fake spiderweb stuff as well? It might not stay attached to the skirt very well/lay well.

I'm going to be pretty boring this year and just wear a Star Trek uniform dress I got from Think Geek last year, but oh well. :P

I hope you have a fun Halloween!

Unknown said...

Wow this is so creative!
Loved the idea!

Kezzie said...

That is very clever!!x

Amy said...

This is really neat!! I'll keep this bookmarked for next year's Halloween :) I didn't dress up this year sadly, I was feeling unwell which means next year's Halloween is even more anticipated!

Love to you`
<3 Amy