I’m not going to lie…I don’t love spiders! And I certainly don’t love giant spiders!! But I was inspired by Better Homes and Gardens to try out some giant arachnids on our house for Halloween! They are scary, but not too scary, for my fairly sensitive little ones. And Ollie (our beagle) loves to wrestle them, so that’s a win-win. So without further ado, here’s our Halloween front porch with giant spiders!
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These fuzzy giant spiders that we used were just cute and cuddly enough that the girls liked them. But they are also just scary enough to count as legit Halloween style decor! I considered putting webbing all over the house too, but I thought it was getting a little too realistic. My girls were already a little uneasy about the big one up top! Maybe next year!!
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I was inspired by the infamous BHG spider house that makes the rounds on Pinterest every year. These spiders were a very clever DIY. If you are interested in making your own spiders, you can find how at Better Homes & Gardens’ Make Giant Halloween Spiders!
I just didn’t have time to DIY 12+ enormous arachnids, so I ordered mine online. They are a slightly different look with longer, more spindly legs and smaller bodies, but I think that makes them look a little more realistic too!
I found these giant spiders online at Party City and Amazon. The Party City ones were my favourite. They were larger and the bodies were more full and round….and their eyes glow! However, the Amazon ones came much faster, so if you are pinched for time they are a good option!
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Even though these spiders are a lightweight foam product, I love that they are sturdy enough to be sold or reused. I’m always looking for ways to use perishable, reusable, or environmentally friendly decor in my house these days! I don’t want to purchase anything that gets thrown away after a few weeks of use!
Attaching these spiders was actually really simple! The legs are bendable like giant pipe cleaners. So we just attached most of them by bending their legs and pushing them behind or hooking them onto pieces of trim and siding.
The little guy on the front post is just hanging on by one leg wrapped around it! Our porch is quite sheltered so we didn’t find that any of them were blown off. But their legs did wave in the wind, which was awesome and also gross!!
The largest spider in the peak of the roof did require a little extra support. Mark put a very large nail into the house and impaled the foam body of the spider right on to it! Ick!!!
Note: The siding up there is cement board (like Hardy board siding) so you can fill holes and patch it just like drywall. I would not recommend this method for vinyl siding etc… I would use command hooks and wire instead!
So this is cool! HGTV loved our giant spiders too and you can see them in the October 2020 issue of HGTV magazine, on stands now!
So what do you think? Would you try a Halloween front porch with giant spiders?!
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How to Make a Giant Spider Web Using Yarn – Happy Happy Nester
Natural Halloween and Fall Front Porchette – Jennifer Rizzo
Easy Halloween Porch Decor – A Blue Nest
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