In Craft Tutorials, Holiday & Seasonal

Is it too soon for a Halloween project? Didn’t think so.

I’ve been wanting to make this since I thought of it about a year ago. I whipped it together last week when I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, preparing for my trip to TCCE. It seemed like a good idea to drop everything to sit on the floor of my closet and dig for doilies. (sometimes it’s wise to abandon the tyranny of the urgent)

So: Doily. Embroidery hoop (spray paint black, if desired). Black ribbon. Spider (I like fake ones).

I hung mine with a thumbtack in our entryway. I love that it’s beautiful yet creepy at the same time.

It’s equally at home hanging in a dirty window. Spooky.

Do you remember Jack? He’s my Halloween Hoop Project from last year.

I am so ready for fall!

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  • branchhomestead

    oh my i love that spider’s web! thank you.

  • Melissa Crowe

    Ooh–the web is great! I’m going to have to dig through my rag bag and see if I have any doilies. Maybe certain kinds of lace or loose crochet would work, too… you’ve got me thinking!

  • Susan

    i love doilies! cute idea. love your pumpkin friend, too. seasonal projects never get old in my book.

    hope you are well, betz.
    susan b anderson

  • Rosy Lady

    I love your doilie idea! Creative and pretty.

  • ozgrkdn

    I like this idea..thank you..

  • Paoletta

    It’s never too early for HALLOWEEN!

  • Teresa

    Both are sooo great betz!! you are so creative!

  • Marissa

    Fabulous! If only real spider webs were so lovely…

  • Melony Bradley

    Its Never too early for such a super creative project like this one

  • Niki

    I agree–it’s never too early to for Halloween projects! This is an excellent use of a doily. So cute…I highlighted your post on my blog today:)

  • cindy3232

    What a cute idea! I love it! This is so random but whenever I’m reading your blog I can see those blue eggs on the top right out of the corner of my eye and it feels like two eyes looking at me. haha, anyway, love all of your ideas.

  • Lori

    These are fantastic! Thanks for the post!

  • Lynn

    I LOVE the doily spider. I would love to have just 1/8th of your creativeness. :)

  • x vInTaGe VioLeT x

    ooh i love the doily spider web – and lucky for my doilies hoops and spiders are something i have in abundance!

    *runs off to craft room*

  • Ann Martin

    The perfect combo of creepy and lovely!

  • Donna

    How beautiful. And I agree, it’s never too early for Halloween projects.

  • Kerri

    i love that. and altho it’s clearly halloween looking, it’s different and pretty too!

  • Green Bean

    I’m so trying this project! I dug out my plastic spiders from the attic this morning! :) In the meantime, we love your blog and have given it an award at Green Phone Booth ( Thanks for the inspiration!

  • jennifer

    i really really love this (and last year’s too!). i have kids now and am always looking for seasonal decorating ideas that please both them and me… i.e. no cheap plastic junk!

  • Kimara

    I love this idea. I have a stack of dollies just sitting in my craft room. What a fun way to make use of a couple of them. I’ll be linking on Facebook. Thank you.

  • Lorene

    I hoop dance for fun. When I read “my hoop project from last year” my heart beat a little faster. Suddenly, I really want to make this project!

  • Leah

    You’ve inspired me once again! I wrote about my spider web decorations this morning…

    Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

  • gebrichi

    Neat way to reuse a crocheted doily for Halloweeen. I can see it also being used for Christmas if the frame was in red or green – easy to do.

  • ecokaren

    Just saw your crochet spider web on Re-Nest and why not? It is the cutest scary spider! Congrats!

  • Rosali

    Gracias por compartir las fotos de sus labores, son muy bonitas. Saludos desde México

  • ~ Junkyard Jennifer

    I love this idea! Fantastic!

    I just found it via The Long Thread.

    ~ Jennifer

  • Beth

    This is a great idea! I may take it a step further and instead of attaching a spider, make a butterfly or add beads and/or embroidered flowers to the design. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Megan @ Megity's Handmade

    Love this!! Will do tommorrow. Posting on my blog about your fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing!

  • ~april

    awesomeness! i made this and am posting about your idea on my blog! thank you!!!

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