Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Helmar is spider-licious!

Happy Hallow Eve!

A short, quick and easy post for Helmar today!

I love making little spider web doilies for my Halloween decor! 
Take a piece of wax paper and "draw" your spider web design on top of the wax paper with your Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue.

After "drawing" your spider web pattern, dump a whole lot of glitter on top making sure all the glue is covered. Set it aside to dry. I usually leave mine alone for a couple of days just to make sure that even the thickest part of the "strands" are completely dry.

Next, peel off your web and take it outside to spray with Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish to seal all that wonderful glittery goodness so that you don't leave glitter everywhere...unless you like

Next, every web needs a glittery spider to go along with it, after all who's going to guard the treats? I "painted" the plastic spider first with Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue with a paintbrush ( you can use your finger too ) !

Next, the glitter application! ( that is one glittery mess!! )

And then comes the sealing process!

Last but not least,  a few pearls for eyes....all the better to see with you with!


Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, for heaven's sake, Sandee, you have made a spidery web masterpiece with your glue and glitter! I love their little pearl eyeballs, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

LOVE that web and your sparkly spidies!

JoyceA said...

I love the doilies! Your blog is very enlightening and I truly enjoy reading it.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so very cool!!! love those spiders

Pam said...

What a fabulous project! Your spider web doily turned out great, your spiders too!

Winnie said...

How fun! I love the glittery look as I am freaked by bugs, but in happy glitter they are fun even for me. Love your captions for the pics.

MaryH said...

Oh My. This is really clever and what a wonderful use of your glue. Your spider looks way too real! This is so cute. TFS & Hugs

Gill said...

What a fabulous idea!! I've never seen spray varnish here in the UK though!! I'll check ebay!

Janis said...

Very creative idea!!!

I don't know whether to be horrified or fascinated... I think I'll avoid him and get some other candy from the store! :I
<3 J

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fairy thoughts said...

that's a great tip about making the siders web that is on my list to do with my GD next year.
janet #38

Katie said...

I love all of the glitter! I think I'd have to brave those spiders to get some Reese's - my favorite candy!