If you’ve been following along with me for awhile now, then you probably know I LOVE Halloween!! The parties, the decorations, the spooky fun. Dressing up, candy…it doesn’t get much better as far as I’m concerned. I have however, been notoriously bad about waiting until the last minute to throw something together to wear. Without a doubt, the day of Halloween rolls around, and while I may have dressed up elaborately the weekend before for a party, I neglect to anything the day of until I wake up that morning and realize…WAIT! I want to do something fun! Well, maybe it’s not all bad because it has resulted in some pretty fun and EASY DIY crafts that you can literally make in minutes with only a few supplies. Take this 5 minute Halloween Spider Headband for instance.
Last Halloween I threw this together with stuff I had on hand on my way out the door to pick my kids up from school. It is THAT easy!
- Raid your hair stash for a black headband or pick up some of these.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Plastic Spiders (I picked these up at either WalMart or Michaels)
If you happen to buy spider rings on accident, it’s easy to clip off the ring portion of the spider. I just liked these spiders because I had a thicker headband (about 1″) and they were more substantial looking spiders so they were more noticeable on the wide band. These are also glittered which is fun. I really did have all of these things on hand. The spiders I bought just to place around the house and for the Modern Spider Halloween Party, so I really did make this without even so much as a trip to the store.
It really is as easy to make as it looks. Simply glue the spiders on to the headband with the hot glue gun and let sit for a minute or two to cool before you put it on your head. I did make the mistake of trying it on too soon to see how the spiders were sitting and got my hair a little stuck to the glue. Oops. Lesson learned! 🙂
If you use these bigger spiders like I did, you only need about 5-6 to cover the band (you want to leave a little space behind your ears free of spiders). I did find that some of the spiders didn’t want to stick as well as others. I solved this problem by gluing a bit of black felt to the bottom of the spiders that wanted to pop off before I re-glued them back on to the headband. I doubt you will have this problem, but I just wanted to share the tip just in case. I was using my daughters low-temp glue gun for this project and it would have been better to get my high temp. That would have also solved the problem. 🙂
Isn’t that cute and easy? This spider headband DIY will delight everyone you see. I wore mine to run all my errands on Halloween and it was so fun to see the reactions I got. The kids will especially love it at school drop off and pick up!
I hope you enjoy this fun and easy 5 minute Halloween Spider Headband!
I have TONS more easy Halloween ideas and printables for you on the blog. Check out this gallery for a sampling: