Frighteningly Simple Project: Pet Spider’s Lair


Here's yet another Halloween how-to that literally look me five minutes to make but is SO effective! For me, spiders are amongst the creepiest creatures out there, and there's nothing creepier than keeping one as a pet!


I got the idea for this one from my homegirl Jen over at Raising Granola. She's discovered that the Halloween crafter's best friend is a can of glossy black spray paint, and it couldn't be more true! Below are the supplies that I started with: an ugly green pillar candle holder and decorative cage (I honestly can't think of a non-Halloween use for this cage!) that I scrounged at Goodwill, as well as a cheap plastic spider from the dollar store. Total cost? Eight bucks!


This little set-up would look amazing as the centerpiece of a Halloween
buffet table, surrounded by a forest of various sized candlesticks also painted black. And doesn't it cast a spooky shadow?!


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3 Responses to “Frighteningly Simple Project: Pet Spider’s Lair”

  1. betsy Says:

    That is so cute! Well done..I will definately be filing that idea away for next year. I especially like your shadow lighting–very dramatic!

  2. Grace@PoeticHome Says:

    How spooky and beautiful Anne! What a wonderful idea and execution for your hairy pet spider πŸ™‚ I especially love the scary lighting and shadows. I loved seeing what the pieces looked like before and how you transformed them into such a cohesive, spooky look!!

  3. Michelle Says:

    Hi Anne!
    I just wanted to say thank you for your enthusiastic Rubie Green comment on Eddie’s blog! I sincerely appreciate your support πŸ™‚
    Great blog!

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