I'm all set to give you my Spider treat holder tutorial ~ I hope you are! These are really easy and SOOOOO cute! I hope you don't mind but there is no stamping involved. Actually, you can stamp the bottom of the spider with a Handmade By..... There, it IS stamping related! I made at least 40 of them last Halloween for my kids' classmates and teachers. This year I am just going to give them to some of their teachers and will make something else for the kids.
I filled them with candy (you know the kids don't get much candy on Halloween so I wanted to make sure they had a little treat!). Anyway, I had seen something like these in a magazine last year. From what I can remember, they used smaller boxes than I did. I wanted them bigger but you can do them smaller and you can use the oval paper mache' boxes too. I did some of those last year too and they were cute. I thought the oval ones would be so cute to make grasshoppers like in spring....... OK, so I got my boxes at Micheal's. They are paper mache' and cost $1.99 regularly. The size is about a circle ~ 4 1/4" round. This is what they look like before they are altered:
The next step was to paint the box black. I used some flat black acrylic paint I have had. I used a foam brush and had to do a couple coats to cover it completely. I did not paint the inside which you will see in some later pictures but what I did was put some shred inside with the candy. They didn't care! All they wanted was the candy! After I painted the black, I then painted a layer of Mod Podge ~ Mat on the top (not the top sides ~ JUST the top) and sprinkled glitter on and let it dry. I used purple but you can use any color you want.
I got the purple glitter at AC Moore and of course the other stuff you can get at any craft store. After putting the glitter on the top, set it aside. You are now going to do the legs. To make the holes, I used a wooden handled corn on the cob holder but you can use about anything. I found that the size of the corn cob holder was perfect. I punched it through and then spun it to make a circle.
Sorry for the blurry picture but you get the idea ~ right??? I used regular black pipe cleaners for the legs. Bend 2 pipe cleaners in half to
make 4 legs ~ you will do this again for the other 4 legs. Poke the folded legs through your hole. Once you get them through, twist them together (inside the box) and fold and press them up close to the side.
The way I did the legs was to just keep bending them until I got the look I wanted. The feet, I folded the bottom 1 time so it has some dimension. When I was finished, I put a dot of Elmer's glue on the top of each foot and put some glitter on them.
The eyes are 10 mm and the pom pom's are 1". I used Elmer's glue to glue them on the top of the lid and to glue the eyes on the pom pom's.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! They really are cute in real life and are great decorations as well. Thanks for looking and I'll get back to stamping tomorrow so be on the lookout!