My husband is at the paper mache again. He loves it. He is working in a few small pumpkins, a large one and a pet spider.
The big stuff we have left to create is outside stuff. We need to make our roof spider and our human cocoon. I have already made a few egg sacs.We saw the Grandin Road version and decided to make an outdoor version.
Pretty easy all told. I made balls out of shopping bags, newspaper and masking tape. I put those inside a clear garbage bag. I wrapped that in a bag made from cheap affordable Ikea curtains, using the rod pocket as a drawstring.
I cut the curtains to the desired length and tied off a knot.
I wrapped this in cheese cloth and whip stitched it into place.
(this is the second sac sans outer webbing )
The final step is to coat on a few these with spider webbing and stitch on a few spiders.
It sounds really complex, but the whole process takes less than an hour and looks so cool. All of the layers of sheer allow just enough light through to look a little gross.
The total cost to make these is roughly $20, and I should have enough to make the body to match the Grandin Road set. So to sum up:
Grandin Road set cost $39 for three indoor only egg sac and $49 for a cocooned body.
I made all of this, and outdoor ready, for $20.
How's that for DIY.