I have a super duper easy craft for you today! And you might already have a lot, if not all, of the supplies already to make these rustic doily spider webs.I saw these at an antique show and I already had a bunch of different sized embroidery hoops as well as a ton of doilies leftover from my wedding, so I thought, why not make a few to hang from the mantel.
- Different size embroidery hoops
- Brown or Black Paint or Wood Stain
- Tacky Glue (not shown)
- Twine or lace
- Optional: Needle and Thread if you want to tie thread them on onto the hoops
Now there are a couple of ways to make these and I will explain both ways. The first is to use toothpicks and stretch the doilies on the embroidery hoops using the toothpicks – they really look like spider webs when this method is used. Or you can stretch the doily to fit the inner hoop and secure it with the outer hoop, just as you normally would with fabric and an embroidery hoop.Instructions:
- Step 1: Paint or stain the embroidery hoops and the toothpicks.
- Step 2: Place painted toothpicks between the inner and outer hoops with just the tips sticking out the front, and tighten outer hoop. This might be the hardest part about the craft.
- Step 3: Stretch the doily over the toothpick tips and then break the backs of the toothpicks off.
- Step 2: Stretch the doily to fit the inner hoop and secure it with the outer hoop.
- Step 3 (optional): Cut the excess of the doily off the back
- Step 4: Glue spider onto doily
- Step 5: Tie twine and an optional bow to your embroidery hoop
- Step 6: Hang and enjoy!
I hung my doily spider webs from my mantle at different lengths and added a couple of dangling spiders.