Oooooooh! Spooooooky spider! That’s what my kids say every time they see the spider my husband made last year for Halloween. We were re-landscaping our yard right before Halloween last year and we didn’t get our outside decor up until the last minute. Our neighbors go crazy with decorations and the kids did not think out house was spooky enough so my husband made this cool DIY spider lawn decor inspired by one we saw on the old Family Fun website.
The tutorial is no longer online so I’ll share our version of it in case you want to greet trick-or-treaters with your own spooky spider lawn decor!
DIY Spooky Lawn Decor
- empty gallon sized milk carton
- black duct tape
- plastic egg (we used a glow in the dark one!)
- foam pipe insulation
Once you gather your materials the DIY spider can be put together in a very short period of time. The milk container becomes the body. Begin by wrapping it entirely with the black duct tape.
Then create the spider legs. Cut the foam piping insulation halfway through in the middle and tape them at an angle. Attach the legs to the body with LOTS of duct tape or electrical tape. We used a glow in the dark plastic egg for the eyes but a regular plastic egg would work too. Add a little of the duct tape to the middle of the egg to make it look more eye-like.
How awesome does it look in the spider web?!? We made this one years ago and get it out every Halloween–it holds up very well!
What cool Halloween decorations have you made for your yard? I love that you can get a fun Halloween look for your house without spending a ton of time or money!
For even more fun Halloween-y ideas follow my Halloween board on Pinterest!