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Spider Web Doily Bunting

This spider web doily bunting will spook up your Halloween decor in a granny chic way!

Spider Web Doily Bunting
Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for after Christmas.

And I love creating my own spooky craft projects!

For today’s Halloween project, I’m going to show you how to make SPIDER WEB DOILY BUNTING!

dying doilies black with acrylic paint
Most inexpensive fabric doilies come in white.

The first thing we’ll need to do is dye our doilies black because white just doesn’t scream spooky to me.

How about you?

Spider Web Doily Bunting supplies
Supplies for dying doilies

pie tin

black acrylic paint

toothpick

inexpensive fabric doilies (mine were $1 each at Michael’s) (affiliate link)

freezer or wax paper

latex gloves (not shown)

(Note: You can dye as many doilies as you like! I used 5.)

dying doilies black steps 1-4
I chose to dye my doilies with acrylic paint because it was something I already had on hand.

1. Add water to your pie tin then a nice long squeeze of paint.

2. Use your toothpick to mix the water and paint thoroughly. It will look like a big dish of black water.

3. Put on your latex gloves and dip one of the doilies in the water mixture.

4. Using your hand, push the doily around in the water mixture to get the paint into all of the crevasses.

dying doilies black step 5
5. If you happen to miss a spot when you start to pull your doily out of the water mixture just dip it back in again and work the water into that area.

The fabric doily will accept the wet paint well.

dying doilies black steps 6 and 7
6. Once you are satisfied that the doily has covered with the black paint, remove it from the water and very gently squeeze out the excess water.

If you wring it out too hard you will lose some of the coloring!

7. Lay the doily out flat on your freezer paper to dry.

Repeat with all of the doilies.

(Note: I went through this process twice. After the dying the doilies once and allowing the them to dry in the sun, I felt they were too gray for my taste. I simply ran through the dying process again and was satisfied with the coloring the second time around.)

creating Spider Web Doily Bunting
8. Once the doilies are completely dry, use a ruler to measure across the center.

9. Cut the doily in half.

10. Repeat for all of your doilies.

Spider Web Doily Bunting
11. Take some black ribbon and stretch it out so that you can line the doilies up underneath it.

I stretched mine across my giant cutting mat and kept the ends taut with clothespins.

You can do something similar with a table if you don’t have a giant mat like mine!

When you line up the doilies underneath the ribbon be sure that you lay them out upside down (the back of the doilies may not be colored as well as the front).

12. Take some fabric glue (I prefer Fabri-Tac (affiliate link) from Beacon’s but hot glue will work as well) and run it along the length of your ribbon.

Spider Web Doily Bunting
13. Place your doily (upside down!) on top of the line of glue. Repeat down the length of the ribbon.

Continue the gluing process until all of your doilies have been added to the ribbon.

Spider
Once your glue has dried and you flip the doilies back around you will have a nice clean look along the top of the doily bunting!


Hang your spider web doily bunting where you dare!

Mine is spookifying my mantle!

Spider Web Doily Bunting pom pom spider
And, of course, no spider web is complete without a spider!

This fat little guy is made with a homemade black yarn pom pom and silver pipe cleaners.

He finishes the look of the spider web doily bunting perfectly.

 

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>> See where I party! <<

 

 

This post was originally shared October, 2011.

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Alayna @AlaynasCreations

Sunday 27th of September 2015

You can use acryilic paint as a dye? Who knew? The project looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.

Beverly

Saturday 26th of September 2015

I love this idea of painting doilies black. I have lots of doilies and these would be a great idea to use up some of them. Thanks for sharing at Turn it Up Tuesday, Bev

Sarah R.

Thursday 24th of September 2015

I *LOVE* how this turned out!! Dyeing doilies is one of my favorite pastimes, too. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope to see you again this weekend. :)

Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted

Friday 26th of October 2012

Love, love, love! I saw this on your mantel post that was linked to a party and had to come see how you made it : ) You are right, it looks FAB draped like that on your mantel. Great project ~ I'm pinning!

Lisa

Thursday 20th of October 2011

I love this idea! We are going to be featuring them tomorrow at Over the Big Moon.

http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/

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