Clay pots serve more purposes than just to hold beautiful flowers and potted plants! They are excellent crafting tools and you can use them in so many ways! Some paint and pipe cleaners will yield you the cutest clay pot spider craft perfect for your Halloween decor!
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I love Clay Pot Crafts! If you have been around here a while, you may remember my Clay Pot Pumpkin Family as well as my Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats. They are so cute to add to my mantel or to group as a centerpiece!
Clay pots and dollar store candle holders make the CUTEST little snowman candy dish as well like this Snowman Candy Dish! And let’s not forget the cutest Clay Pot Sombreros that I use as Taco Bar Food Cards!
Last but not least, are these cute Ghost Clay Pots! They are Boo-tiful (I had to do it!)
Let’s talk about how to make some adorable Clay Pot Spiders, shall we?
Clay Pot Spider Craft Supplies
- Clay Pot* (I used the 6 inch, 3 inch and 2 inch pots)
- Black Acrylic Paint with Brush or Black Spray Paint
- White Paint and Small Paint Brush or White Paint Marker
- -or White Vinyl, Transfer Tape, Weeding hook, spider faces cut files (below) and an electronic cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette.
- Large Fuzzy Pipe Cleaner Ropes
- Regular Black Pipe Cleaners
- Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
How to Make a Clay Pot Spider
Time needed: 30 minutes
Turn a terracotta clay pot into an adorable clay pot spider that will be perfect for your Halloween decor! Use on your mantel or as a table centerpiece!
- Paint Pot Black
Turn the pot upside down and use either 2 coats of black spray paint or black acrylic paint with a foam brush to paint the pot black. If using acrylic you will most likely need 3-4 coats to get it covered well!
- Create Pipe Cleaner Legs
You can use regular pipe cleaners but I prefer these extra thick and fluffy ones for the larger pots! Cut pipe cleaners to length and Bend the pipe cleaners to create legs. Make sure you leave at least an inch or so on the end to attach to the pot.
Large fuzzy pipe cleaners: 8-inch lengths
Regular pipe cleaners: cut the 12 inch pipe cleaners at the 7 inch mark. The 7 inch length works for the 3″ pot and the remaining 5 inches work perfectly for the 2 inch pot.
- Assemble the Spider Body and Legs
Using hot glue, attach the legs to the clay pot spider body. 4 on each side spaced out.
- Add Spider Face
You can decorate the face however you would like! I have provided cut files as well as outline patterns to use. You can use paint/brush or even use googly eyes (2 different sizes) for the eyes and attach with hot glue and then draw on the mouth using a white paint marker. Get Creative!
You could also add vinyl eyes and mouth using your electronic cutting machines such as a Cricut or Silhouette like I did!
- Let dry and enjoy!
IF you paint the faces on, be sure to let them dry before handling them! Add them to your mantel or as a table centerpiece!
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