I am getting more and more into holiday decorating the older I get, but I’m also getting cheaper and cheaper. I hate the idea of spending tons of money on decorations that can only be used a few weeks out of the year. Believe it or not, I don’t want spiders and ghosts hanging around my house full time!

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

So I’ve been trying to make things here and there that are cute and simple and preferably use things I already have in my crafty stash. Well, I actually had to buy everything here but that’s just because I can’t figure out which box I packed my yarn yet!

With something as simple as a skein of black yarn and a package of pipe cleaners, you can make this super cute yarn pom pom spider garland!

For this tutorial you will need:

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

 

Grab your yarn and pull some slack out from the center of the skein.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Wrap around three of your fingers on one hand about 80 times.

Turn yarn and pipe cleaners into a super cute spider garland!

Carefully remove the yarn. You want it to hold the same looped shape.

Turn yarn and pipe cleaners into a super cute spider garland!

Take a piece of yarn that is about 4-6 inches and tie it down the center of your looped mass.

Turn yarn and pipe cleaners into a super cute spider garland!

If you do it correctly it will look like a bow!

Turn yarn and pipe cleaners into a super cute spider garland!

Snip the loops on either side of your tie.

Turn yarn and pipe cleaners into a super cute spider garland!

Here’s one side snipped and one still to go.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Now technically you have a pom pom but it’s kind of a mess. Roll around in between your hands to kind of fluff the yarn out.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Use scissors to trim the shape into a nice sphere pom.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Pom poms can be kind of a pain in the rear. Luckily if this is your first foray these don’t have to be perfect to still be cute!

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

 

Grab 4 black pipe cleaners.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Fold in half.

Take 2-3 pipe cleaners and cut them in half. You’ll use those cut pieces here in a second.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

 

Using your cut pieces bind your four pipe cleaners together at the bend you made for the center. On a side note these are not the right pipe cleaners. I got mixed up so mine are way short ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Wrap the two pieces that you used to bind the legs together around the pom-pom. Twist it shut and trim excess or shove it into the pom-pom.

Bend the legs for “knees” and spread around to look spider-like.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Take a piece of white yarn (or any yarn, really) and tie it off to the pipe cleaner you used to bind your legs to your pom-poms.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Hang as you will. I made a string that runs alongside a window and tied 5 spiders onto it at different heights.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Move their legs around and fluff the yarn if needed.

DIY Spider Pom Pom Halloween Garland