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Spider Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Are you scared of spiders? Icky, furry, speedy little spiders that make you squeal or pass out or just simply run out of the room screeching at the top of your lungs….SPIIIIIDER?!? Ya, my husband is too! Haha! Well don’t fret, because you will be doing everything but running from the room or jumping up on your couch when you see this fun and festive spider. Shirley is sharing this cute critter with us today, and I am pretty sure I am in love! Enjoy!

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Hello! It’s Shirley again with another video tutorial turned into blog post tutorial! This time we have this super cute Spider Ribbon Sculpture tutorial for you. To see the video tutorial, click here. I love everything about this cute little clip from the korkers, to the eyes, the legs, and of course the little bow!

Black Grosgrain Spider Orange Grosgrain
Here are the supplies you need:

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1/8″ Black Korker Ribbon (use 1/8″ dowels and this tutorial here)
1/8″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon
1/4″ and 1/8″ Orange Grosgrain Ribbon for the bow
Lined Clip
Googly Eyes
Needle and Black Thread
Hi-Temp Glue Gun
Scissors
Lighter

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Cut 4 pieces of 1/8″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon to 4 1/2″ long.
You can make them longer or shorter depending on your style.

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Take your lighter and your ribbon piece and place the lighter about 1/4″ from the end. This may take practice. The ribbon will bend quickly. If it bends too much, slide your finger over it and it may correct it.

Do this to both ends of all your four pieces of ribbon.

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Take your lined clip and put a dab of glue in the center. Place two pieces of ribbon down, forming an X. Try to make it a skinny X.

Add another dab of glue and place the other two pieces of ribbon down, forming another X, but this time making a short X.

Set this aside.

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Next we are going to make our bow! We are basically making a Little Bow. These are great for everything. They add the cutest touches to ribbon sculptures too.

Take your 1/4″ orange ribbon and form a loop like an awareness ribbon. Bring the loop down and take your needle through the center and tighten it around the bow. If you’ve never made bows before, you must double your thread and put a knot in the end. Take a couple stitches to the back and it will hold. You can cut your ends here to make them shorter or give them a different cut. Be sure to seal your ends after cutting.

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Now we are going to cover the thread with 1/8″ orange ribbon. You can also use 1/4″ ribbon just fine if that’s what you have on hand. The pictures are pretty self explanatory. Just add a dab of glue to the back, place the end of the ribbon down (make sure it’s sealed), then wrap the ribbon around, place another dab of glue and secure the ribbon. Cut off any excess ribbon and seal with a lighter.

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Take your korker ribbon and cut it into pieces. I only used one korker ribbon, but you can use more for a more full korker. I cut 1 1/2″ pieces, but you can do longer or shorter, it’s up to you. Make sure to seal your ends after cutting.

Take your needle and thread it with a big ol knot in the end of it. Place the center of your ribbon onto the needle. Put all your korker ribbon pieces on the needle.

Once they are all on, squeeze them down and try to open up the center. Take your needle through and then make a bunch of stitches to secure the korker ribbon into a korker bow.

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Now we get to put it together!! Eek!

Get your clip (legs), your orange bow, your korker bow, and googly eyes and let’s make a spider.

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Line your clip with some hot glue and then place your korker bow down. Hold until secure.

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Next take your googly eyes and glue them onto the korker bow.
Put them on before gluing them to make sure you know where to place them.

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All that’s left is the bow! Place it on the spider to see where you want it. Then just line the back of the bow with hot glue and place it down. Make sure to put glue on the loops and the tails. Since it’s not going on a “flat” surface, it needs more grabbing points.

And we are all done!!! Isn’t it so cute??? I couldn’t stop looking at it after I made my first one. It makes me wish my daughter had more hair. Someday, right?

Thanks again for having me and enjoy your cute spider! Happy Halloween!


I have officially fallen in love with a spider! Isn’t she so cute and worth falling for? This little spider is the perfect accessory for your hair or for your top, scarf or coat…if you are anything like me and would prefer to leave the dressing up for everyone else. However, I do like to be festive, so a little pin with an adorable ribbon sculpture just like our little friendly spider is all the dressing up I need!

Thank you Shirley for sharing this fabulous project with us! You are so talented, creative and AMAZING! Shirley is our YouTube video queen and let me tell you…this lady is incredible! Make sure to check out Shirley crafting away in all of our videos. You can find our whole channel and line up of amazing videos HERE. When you are visiting our videos, don’t forget to subscribe and tell Ms. Shirley hi from me. Haha!

I can’t believe that Halloween is just over 2 weeks away….WHAT?!? Can you believe it? Are you ready with all of your decor set out, costumes and Spider Ribbon Sculptures made (wink, wink) and holiday treats planned? I am not…yikes! For all of you on my team…the slow to get Halloween planned…don’t you worry! We have you covered! Below is all of our Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts for you to check out and add to your holiday planning! These projects are fabulous and just like the title says…Fun AND Easy! Enjoy!!!

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What are your Halloween plans? Trick or treating? Big party? Or sitting at home enjoying all of the ghosts and goblins knocking on your door and yelling in their best voices ever…Trick or Treat?

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6 Comments

  1. Posted October 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    What an amazing tutorial! I love it! You make it look fairly easy and your instructions are so easy to follow! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

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      Posted October 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much! Isn’t this spider so much fun and easy too! I am so glad that you like it! Have a great day and thank you again!
      Michelle šŸ™‚

  2. Posted October 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I love your little spider! Thanks for sharing your project on the Monday Funday Party!

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      Posted October 21, 2014 at 4:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Pauline! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun little spider! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! Michelle šŸ™‚

  3. Posted October 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I have to make this! My toddler is weirdly in love with spiders. šŸ™‚ This is so cute.

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      Posted October 27, 2014 at 10:49 am | Permalink

      Hi April! Thank you so much! That is so cute about your toddler…I am sure they will love this fun spider too! Have a wonderful day and thank you again for stopping by! Michelle šŸ™‚

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