Truth be told, I may end up skipping my Fall decor this year and head straight to Halloween! Anyone else?! Today is the last Thursday of the month which means its time for another edition of My Dollar Store DIY where a group of us stake out fun and inexpensive finds at our local dollar store and whip up a DIY decor piece. This month’s theme is Halloween and we still have a whole month to go before it rolls around! Today I’m sharing my DIY Floating Spooky Spiderwebs that are now bobbing around above my dining room table!
Here is what I did…
4 plastic spiderweb baskets
creatures to go inside
hot glue gun + hot glue sticks
Heat up your glue gun and run a line of glue around the bottom of your creature, in my case the glitter skull and glitter owl, and place it in the center of one of the spiderweb baskets. Mine has an on/off switch for the glowing eyeballs, so I made sure the switch was still accessible through the bottom of the basket. The opening is too small to use my finger to switch it off and on, but large enough to stick a pen or toothpick through.
Next, determine at what height you want your web to hang down and cut your clear string to the desired length. Loop your string through the bottom of your second basket and tie a knot. This is the top of your spiderweb. The one with the creature in it will serve as the bottom. Then, cut four 6-8 inch strings. One strand at a time, thread it through the top of the “bottom” basket and loop it through the bottom of the top basket and tie a knot. Repeat this 3 more time until you’ve secure the two baskets together using the invisible string creating a gap in between the two.
Hang the web from a light fixture or from the ceiling [using a clear command hook, which was my original plan!] at the desired height. I created 2 webs, so using 4 baskets total, and staggered the two so they weren’t hanging or floating from the same height.
Instant spooky decor!
I’m trying to pretend that my table isn’t halfway decorated for Fall, so just ignore the room’s identity crisis. Like I said before, Halloween decorating came a wee bit before Fall decorating this year. But who’s really keeping track?! You didn’t even notice, did you? ha!
In all seriousness, I plan to have my fabulous Fall Tablescape finished and ready to share sometime next week. It is going to be done up in burnt orange and berry with bronze and gold tones throughout! Stay tuned 😉
Now on to see what my Dollar Store DIY friends put together this month for Halloween — take a peek below!
Have a great rest of your week! I’m at the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker event in Brooklyn and will be heading home tomorrow – such a short and sweet trip! Be sure to tune into my Instagram stories to keep up with all of our shenanigans while I’m away!