I’m not a huge fan of gory or super scary Halloween decor. I have two fairly sensitive little girls at home and I also just enjoy a bit more of a refined aesthetic. So this year we chose Halloween spider decor, but we kept it classy!
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These fuzzy giant spiders that we used outdoors 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 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 at 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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We added some eight-legged friends inside as well. I found these paper spiders at Dollarama (in Beaumont, AB if you are local) and they even came with little pre-cut stickies to put on the backs!
I love these because just glancing at them you would almost think they were stars instead of a creepy line of insects!!
For this busy working Mama, any decor that takes 5 mins or less to install is a win! I love a good DIY, but I also love super-easy options like these pre-cut creepies.
Even though these spiders are a paper 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!
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!!
So what do you think? Will you be adding some Halloween spider decor to your home this October?!
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