Hi there friends! October is just starting but I’m already excited for Halloween. It’s one of my favorite celebrations and I can’t wait to dress up, eat some candy, and watch scary movies. So today I’ll be sharing a super fun an easy Halloween DIY that you can make for your home. What are your thoughts about a spider web candy jar with golden spiders?
When I first got the idea I wasn’t sure how it would look in the end, but you guys, I’m obsessed with this candy jar. It looks so cute! The best is that you don’t need many supplies and I bet most of them you already have at home.
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Halloween DIY Supplies
- A Jar. Your candies will go inside so have in mind that when picking one for this project. I recommend a jar that has a smooth surface. That way the effect of the spider web would show better.
- Black spray paint. You can choose between flat or gloss or satin. In my case I used gloss and I love how it looks. Just make sure it’s a multi purpose spray paint. That way you make sure it will work on the jar.
- Hot glue gun.
- Hot glue sticks.
- Sharpie Marker.
- Plastic spiders. Now, you can simply get black spiders and it would look great too, but I’m a little extra and I wanted all my spider to be shiny gold. Besides being a candy jar, this is a cute halloween DIY for you house, so it must be pretty too! I found these little spiders for just $1.99. Even though they might be too little it would work well with the project anyway. Or you can get these ones that are bigger. I got my spiders at a local store where you can buy them per unit. The size of my spiders are around 3cm
- Gold spray paint. I have this exact spray paint at home, so I know it’s good!
Spider Web Candy Jar Instructions
Clean the jar with rubbing alcohol so the spray paint will stick on the glass better.
Starting drawing the spider web design on the jar with the Sharpie. Don’t worry about being perfect, if you make a mistake or you don’t like how it looks, you can erase it with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.
I also did both sides of the jar so the design would show no matter the angle you are looking the candy jar.
Use the hot glue to trace your sharpie design on the jar. This can be a little tricky at first. I didn’t practice before starting and I don’t think it’s necessary to get perfect perfect lines. We just want to create a relief effect.
Now the fun part! Let’s spray our candy jar.
I recommend using gloves for this because the spray paint is hard to clean. You can set the jar upside down so it will easier to dried afterwards (and the spray paint won’t get inside the jar). Make sure to cover everything and don’t forget about the lid!
How cool is starting to look this Halloween DIY?
We are almost done! It’s time to add the gold spiders. I made sure to make it look like they walking on the jar. Be creative and place them where it looks the most realistic.
Ta-da! The spider web candy jar is ready to use. Fill it with your favorite candy and you will have enough to enjoy the rest of the month.
What do you think? Is this something you would do? Let me know in the comments!
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