Halloween Spider Web Plate!!

I always have these brilliant ideas for decorating, but the sad truth is I lack time and patience to do them all!  I saw a Halloween Spider Web Plate on Pinterest and decided I needed to make one.  Beth (I love that name!) at Unskinny Boppy shared a great spider web tutorial on her site.  It’s obvious that she is a much better artist than I am, so definitely check her out and learn how to draw a spider web!

I bought a charger at the Dollar Store for two bucks.  It looked like this.

Halloween Spider Web Plate!!

I didn’t want it to look like that.  I wanted it to look like this.

Halloween Spider Web Plate!And so I fixed it!

I couldn’t find any chalkboard paint in my house, except for the kind you spray and it was too cool this week to spray, so I just used acrylic and painted the middle.  Then I let it dry overnight.  Not because I’m that patient, but because I had stuff to do.   Also, I didn’t take pictures of my process, so you are getting these handy-dandy (somewhat) computer generated images!

Halloween Spider Web Plate!Since I didn’t use chalkboard paint, I used a paint pen to draw my spider web.  It wasn’t showing up as well as I wanted, so I let it dry for a while and then went back over it with the pen.  The second time, I dotted the lines to give it a little “texture.”  And also, because it was more fun that way!  Have you ever noticed that I like to use the word “also” a lot??

Halloween Spider Web Plate! I only let the white paint dry for about an hour.  I am very impatient sometimes.  After it was dry (enough), I dabbed around the middle and the outer edge with Mod Podge and then sprinkled fine black glitter all over the Mod Podged areas.  You can do one area at a time.  That’s probably the best way.  If you do it all at once, like me, be prepared to hurry!

Halloween Spider Web Plate!I wasn’t really satisfied with it at this point, so I put some Mod Podge on the actual spider web and then covered it with white glitter.  After it was all dry (I swear it was), I took a clean paint brush and brushed the excess glitter off of the entire plate.  Here’s the Before and After picture (this is the real deal!):

Halloween Spider Web Plate!I don’t know if you can see the silver spider that is sitting on that pumpkin or not.  I found a black spider and covered it with silver glitter.  My intention was to glue it to the plate, but apparently I don’t have any super glue, gorilla glue, or even generic instant glue in my house.  That’s probably a good thing anyway…I always wind up gluing my fingertips together.  One time, I even stuck my finger to my glasses.  Remember:  Never push your glasses up on your nose while you are using super glue.

I’m sure I could’ve been a little neater with the glitter, but I’m pretty happy with the result.  I’m not out a whole lot of money and it looks super cute with my other decorations.  Decorating doesn’t get much better than that!!

Halloween Spider Web Plate!

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  1. Looks great!! Thanks for the shoutout!
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