Last year, Keith built me this really simple reclaimed wood wall hanging and I showed you all how to use it to showcase a beautiful ribbon star for Christmas. I’ve kept this hanging up all year, and have swapped out the decorations for every holiday. It’s been so much fun, and it really is a piece that adds to my fireplace mantle. I was racking my brain to figure out what to do for Halloween and I came up with this reclaimed wood Halloween wall hanging, using supplies I already had at home.
Because the wall hanging was already up on the wall and has nails in place for that ribbon star, I pulled out some old spiderwebs from my Halloween tub, and stretched them out across the boards. The nails were perfect for wrapping the cobwebs around. I also had a giant spider from last year’s Haunted House, so I wrapped it’s legs around the sides of the boards, and hung it from the top nail. It worked perfectly and didn’t cost me a thing for this year’s display.
As much as I hate spiders (it’s kind of ridiculous how terrified I am, really) I really love my spider-decorated mantle! I purchased several spiders at the dollar store last year and scattered them across the shelf, and stuck them in some cheesecloth I hung from the mantle. The furry rats are from Oriental Trading, which I also got for last year’s Haunted House. These pictures though – they’re kind of awesome and I just picked them up at the Dollar Store. From one angle they look like normal portraits, and from another, they get super creepy. Pretty great for $1!
To recreate this Spider Halloween Wall Hanging, I’ll direct you to my post for the Ribbon Star. It’ll show you how to build the backdrop, and the decorating will be easy as pie!
Items You’ll Need for this project:
- 6 ft 1×12 reclaimed wood
- 68″ 1×2 pine or other scrap wood
- 1 1/4″ drywall screws
- (5) 2 1/2″ nails
- 1 giant spider
Find out how to make the reclaimed wood wall hanging HERE. This tutorial will also tell you where to place nails so when it’s time to decorate for Christmas, you can have a gorgeous ribbon star in place of the spider!