This easy Spiderweb Pumpkin makes the perfect Halloween decor. Find out why this no carve pumpkin is even better after you totally screw it up!
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Okay, it’s day 173 of no carve pumpkin crafts! Well, maybe I haven’t made quite that many but I feel like I must be getting close. When the pumpkins are only $1 at the dollar store, you really can’t go wrong.
While some of my Halloween pumpkins may have started out with no real plan, I knew from the start what I wanted to create a spiderweb pumpkin with this one. After all, spiders just scream Halloween, right?
What you’ll need:
A pumpkin (mine is from a dollar store but you can find similar ones on Amazon)
How To Make A No-Carve Spiderweb Pumpkin
I started by painting the pumpkin black. It took about three layers before all the orange was covered. Let it dry.
Once the black paint is dry, you can start on your spiderweb. Here’s the interesting part. I totally messed this up…and it turned out even better than originally planned! The first time I tried to make the spiderweb with glitter glue, I got impatient (a recurring problem with me). I went too fast and after one look, realized it looked terrible. The web was totally uneven and thicker in some places than others. I immediately wiped off the glitter glue with plans to repaint the pumpkin and start over.
However, when I tried to wipe off the glitter glue, it just smeared all over the pumpkin. I immediately scrapped my plans to repaint it because I LOVED this new look!
Attempt #2 went much better…there’s definitely a learning curve to this. I started by using the glitter glue to make lines down the grooves on the side of the pumpkin. After letting that dry, I went around the pumpkin with curved lines to create the spider web effect.
You can’t have a spiderweb pumpkin without spiders, right? These cheap, plastic spider rings were perfect for this project. I started by dipping them in Mod Podge.
Then I sprinkled purple glitter over them and set them aside to dry. When they were completely dry, I used scissors to cut off the ring, then glued the spiders to the pumpkin with hot glue. Voila…my first spiderweb pumpkin. I love it!
I am totally on board the no carve pumpkin train. I’ve had so much fun making them all week and this is another one that turned out pretty cool (despite the fact that I messed it up).
Hmm…what should I make now? I still have plenty of pumpkins left…
Are you a no carve pumpkin kind of person or do you prefer carving? Do you like using fake pumpkin so you can save them from year to year or do you start fresh each Halloween?
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