Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday: Spider Egg Sac Chandelier


Boo, Ya'll.

Well, a week squeaked by and I was so busy having fun with the Houseplants (I entered the contest over at Instructables.) and getting ready for our big Halloween party I just didn't post at all !
If you asked me a question about the plants or the crowns I put most answers in the comments on those posts, because Blogger keeps your secret identities pretty secret!

I have a huge Bloggy Love and gratitude post to do tomorrow that will be completely off the Halloween Theme, but for Tutorial Tuesday (The Wednesday Edition) I need to keep it SCARY.

This is the decor for the bathroom for our little soiree.



I don't think you need be an arachnophobe to appreciate the creepy feeling you get sitting under this little fixture. I used red Christmas lights to give the feeling of radioactive glowing spider eggs still hatching inside, but this looks good without a light or would be cool glowing with a single dim bulb as well.

Supplies: Cheap white Japanese paper lantern available at Cost Plus, or Ikea or places like that, webby stuff, Christmas lights ( mine are all red) Lot and Lots of Plastic Spiders and a cup hook and tacks.

You simply:
  • stick a large circle of tacks in the ceiling
  • suspend a Japanese paper lantern from a cup hook or something similar
  • fill the lantern with all red Christmas lights
  • wrap it in the fake webby stuff that is every where this time of year.
  • Stretch the webs up to the tacks and embellish liberally with plastic spiders
  • Sit beneath and SQUIRM.

21 comments:

MizSmoochieLips said...

Freaky! Love it :)

farawayme said...

ooh I know the spiders are fake but I still feel all squirmy! The lantern is so fab! x

Lori King said...

Oooooh, that's just wonderfully eerie. You could add a little portable CD player with sounds of insects scampering around, and hide it in the bathroom.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I freaking LOVE this! linking!

i suck at sewing said...

i hate spiders and i just know that i would have stage fright sitting under that light!!
by the way i dont seem to have any trouble clicking on commenters and getting to their profile page. thats the best thing about this blogging stuff - surfing from one blog to the next*^_^* wish i was coming to your party.xx

Bitterbetty said...

Sometimes... people don't make their profiles public..... and then?
Boom.
I'm stuck with an answer and no way to get it to them! So, into my own comments it goes.

nancy said...

that is so incredibly revolting i might just have to shower and brush my body off with my hands multiple times to make sure they're not crawling on me. bravo!

Knitsonya said...

That is creepy. We're going to put up our web and big spider, but no big egg sac, not this year. BTW, I inadvertently turned one of my plants creepy, it's an homage. I'll post some pics on flickr. And (in another BTW) Beatrice loved the chihuahua site. Thanks so much for sending it.

Shelley Noble said...

Completely creative and fresh idea, you sure have a knack for fun surprises!

Mary-Laure said...

I just love it! Now if only I were not so clumsy...

goosefairy said...

mwahahaha! I just LOVE this! You are the coolest. I wish I lived next door to you!

woolanthropy said...

Oh that is sooo good. Thank you for sharing your spooky spider sac.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

that is brilliant! Love that.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Darling,

Just wanted to let you know that if the election goes badly, you are more than welcome to come stay at my house!

(as long as you bring all your craft supplies with you!)

We can bask in the peace and quiet of a left-wing government together..... ahhhhhh....

Cheers love,

Leah xxx

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Just to clarify for anyone else:

we'll be basking in the Australian lefty wingness..... just so you know!

xxx

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Rydermann said...

I had to live with it in my bathroom for a week and will probably require extensive therapy to over come the creepy crawlies and the whilly's.

I'm selling everything I own said...

That is one of the best DIY Halloween things I've ever seen! Reminds me of that old urban myth, about the lady with the really large pores...ew!

I'd make that just to use year-round! :P

dawn. said...

Hi. Love your blog. I don't know if you know this, but your Ferocious Ficus and Rest In Peace Lily instructable is a finalist in the Instructables Halloween contest (http://www.instructables.com/contest/diyhalloween08/). Congrats!

Anastasia said...

now that is creepy. i love it!

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