Want to be festive for Halloween but don’t want to wear a costume? Or maybe you need a subtle way to celebrate where you can’t dress up, like at work. Today’s DIY might be just right for you.
It’s simple and easy! My favorite kind of project. :)
MATERIALSBlack floral wire* Black head band Ruler Needle nose pliers/wire cuter Round nose jewelry pliers – not necessary but very helpful and they don’t scratch the paint off the floral wire as much
* I used Darice, 12 gauge, black aluminum floral wire
2. Bundle three 9″ pieces of wire together with the shorter piece of wire. Use the pliers to twist and pinch everything tightly and neatly in the middle of the bundle.
3. Spread the ends of the longer wires out into spokes.
4. Starting about 1 inch from the center, take your remaining wire and wrap it around the spokes in a spiderweb like fashion. Use your round nose pliers to twist, wrap and pinch everything in place. When you make it around the spokes once, cut the wire and wrap the cut end around the spoke you started with.
5. Repeat this process again, creating larger and larger circular rows of wire until your last round is about 1 inch away from the end of the spokes.
NOTE: The wire will feel unstable at first. After adding more rows of wrapped wire, the web will stabilize and strengthen. It may also be helpful to clamp down any loose wire loops with your needle nose pliers, while working.
6. Curl the ends of the spokes under to prevent them from poking or snagging anything.
8. Touch up any scratched off paint with some craft paint or a black permanent marker.
Either way, it’s sure to add that extra special touch to your Halloween fashion.