Halloween is drawing closer, and we’re determined to get things right this year! So, decorating our home seems to be the perfect way to get into the spirit of things, right? That’s what we thought! Plus, making things ourselves means that we get to customize everything to suit our specific tastes and needs. This time around, we thought that a little bit of Halloween wall art is going to be the answer to our needs.
Now that you got a sneak peek at our lovely Halloween wall decor piece we’re making, we should probably get started. This one will work great for the walls of the room you’re hosting your dinner party in or even as a gift. Even better, you can get your kids to help you out with this project!
Materials for Halloween Wall Art
- Glue gun
- Black pipe cleaner
- Black acrylic paint
- Wood frame
- Black pompoms
- Googly eyes
- Artificial roses
- Black silk ribbon
How to Make Halloween Wall Art?
Before we even get started, we want to make sure that you have all the materials on hand. That’s rather important as any interruptions will severely impact your creative flow, so just make sure you have everything you need on your work table.
Step 1: Paint the Frame
The first thing we’re going to do is to paint the picture frame. Ours is an oval shape, and we’ve used quite a few of these before. Nonetheless, let’s get started.
Grab your paintbrush and the black acrylic paint and start laying down the color on the picture frame.
Once you’re done with the top layer, you’ll want to move on to the second frame background too!
You’ll want to make sure to properly spread the black paint over the frame. However, make sure there are no see-through areas but that there are no paint bumps either, as those will take longer to dry. Talking about drying times – since we’re using acrylic paint, that shouldn’t take very long.
Step 2: Create the Spider Legs
Mr. Spidey is up next on our list! You’re going to want to take the black pipe cleaner and the scissors. You’ll want to cut the pipe cleaner into equally sized pieces. We chose to make them about 2 inches long.
Step 3: Create the Spider Head
Now that we have all the wiry legs done, it’s time to create a head for our little spider. For this, you’ll need the smaller pompon and the googly eyes, as well as the glue fun.
Make sure to add just a tiny bit of hot glue to the pompon so you can stick the googly eyes on it.
Once you place the googly eye, make sure to hold it pressed for a few seconds, so the glue solidifies. Look how cute it is!
Step 4: Create the Body of the Spider
Now that we have a super cute spider head, we can create the body! You’ll need the newly created spider head, the bigger pompon, and the glue gun!
Put some hot glue on the small pompon, opposite to the eyes, as you’ll want to connect it to the body. Then, grab the larger pompon and press the two together.
Once you’ve made sure the two sides are glued together, we can add the legs! So, turn the spider belly up!
You’ll want to add a good-sized glob of hot glue to the belly of the beast and then pick the pipe cleaner pieces. Add them one by one, making sure to glue them down perfectly.
Make sure to press the pipe cleaner pieces for a few seconds until the glue solidifies.
Step 5: Let’s Prepare the Frame
Now that our decor spider is done let’s prepare the frame. The black paint should be dry by now, so grab the back of the frame and the piece of lace.
Arrange the lace over the frame and use the scissors to trim the material.
The lace needs to be about the same size as the frame, but it doesn’t have to reach the sides. When you’ll add the top of the frame, it will cover the edges anyway.
Before you glue anything else on there, make sure to add the sticky hanger to the back of the frame. If you don’t do it now, you could end up squishing the decor later on.
Now that that’s done let’s glue the lace. Make sure the material is in the spot you want it to be, and then get the glue gun. Start laying down hot glue on the frame and pressing the material into the glue.
You don’t have to add glue everywhere – you can just go from spot to spot on the edges of the frame.
Make sure the material is flat and well stretched over the frame.
Step 6: Add the Outer Frame
Now that the lace is glued, it’s time to add the outer frame. You’ll want to add some hot glue to the outer edges of the lace over the material. Make sure you work fast, as you don’t want the glue to dry before you’re done.
Add the top frame to the decor piece, making sure to hold it pressed for a few seconds. In this way, you’ll ensure that the frame is well glued and not going anywhere. .
Step 7: Decorate Your Decor Piece
Now that the frame is pretty much done, you can start decorating! In the lower area, we decided to add the beautiful roses.
Add some hot glue to the spot you want to put the roses in, and then add them in one by one. Since the flowers are pretty large, you’ll want to add quite a bit of hot glue, so more area is covered.
We started with a few feathers to act as a background for the roses.
Then, one by one, we placed the roses. We’re only using the actual flower, so if you have any stems, cut those off.
Once more, we remind you to add big globs of hot glue so the flowers are properly glued and won’t fall off.
We loved how the flowers look when arranged as in a bouquet, but you can place them in a line if you so prefer.
Step 8: Add the Spider
Now that the roses are glued in, you’ll want to add the spider. We chose to place it over the lace so it somewhat resembles a spider’s web.
Make sure you add enough hot glue to hold the spider in place.
Step 9: Make a Bow
We still have somesilk ribbon on our hands, so let’s make a beautiful bow. Cut a piece of ribbon with your scissors, and then shape the rest of the ribbon into a bow.
Once you have the desired size bow ready, take the smaller piece you cut and tie it over the middle of the bow.
Once you have a double knot tied there, cut the extra ribbon on the back.
Then, go ahead and cut the tails of the ribbon as well, so it looks nice and clean.
Get some hot glue and place it on the middle of the bow before finding a spot for it. We went for just under the rose bouquet!
There we go! Now we have a beautiful Halloween Wall Art piece we can hang anywhere. It’s also a great gift for anyone you may be celebrating with.