Spider Halloween Basket DIY with Flex Seal Products
//Spider Halloween Basket DIY with Flex Seal Products

Spider Halloween Basket DIY with Flex Seal Products

Are Halloween baskets the new Easter baskets? Creep it real by embellishing a plain apple basket with Flex Seal® Family of Products to turn it into an over the top creepy crawler! Leave your favorite ghoul friend a festive treat to make their day a little spookier by filling it with all the treats, tricks and spooky goodies you can think of! treats and leave your favorite ghoul friend a festive treat to make their day a little spookier! Best part is that Flex Seal® Family of Products will help the basket last and they can use it year after year in their Halloween decor!

Bucket made to look like spider using Flex Seal Spray.

     Halloween Spider Basket Materials     

     How To     

Basket being sprayed with Flex Seal.

1. Spray Basket with Flex Seal Black

Place the basket upside down on a tarp in a well ventilated area. Shake Flex Seal Black well and spray the basket 8” to 12” from the surface using even sweeping motions. Turn and rotate the basket as your spray being sure to get all sides as well as the small nooks and crannies. Once completely covered, set to dry.

Once dry, flip the basket over and repeat the same process inside and on the top of the basket until it is completely covered.

Flex Tip: Read the entire can before spraying.

More tips on using Flex Seal Spray.

Flex Seal Terra Cotta being sprayed on pipe cleaners.

2. Cut the Pipe Cleaner Legs and Prep

Divide the large pipe cleaners into eight equal sized legs and cut using a wire cutter or sharp scissors.

Flex Tip: Fold the pipe cleaners into themselves before cutting to make sure they’re all the same length.

Place each leg in a row on the trap so that all the legs are lined up and not overlapping each other.

Flex Tip: Straighten them out as much as possible.

Shake Flex Seal Terra Cotta well and spray stripes on the legs in a continuous sweeping motion and set to dry.

Flip each leg over and repeat spraying stripes. Set to dry.

Flex Glue Clear being applied to base of basket.

3. Make the Legs

Gather and thread 4 pipe cleaner legs through each side of the basket. Glue them into place with Flex Glue Clear.

Flex Tip: Shape and manipulate the pipe cleaners until the mimic the shape of spider legs.

Plastic eyes being attached to basket with Flex Glue.

4. Make the Eyes

Create an eyelid on each googly eye by laying painters tape over ⅓ of the front of the eye. Press the edges down well with your fingers.

Shake Flex Seal Terra Cotta well and spray in a sweeping motion 8’’ from the eye making sure the eye is fully coated and set to dry.

Once dry slowly peel off the painters tape leaving a terra cotta colored eyelid.

Flex Tip: It’s the small details like this that will take all your DIY projects to the next level!

Complete the look by using Flex Glue Clear to glue the eyes into place on the front center of the basket.

Flex Tip: When gluing, apply firm pressure continuously for a minimum of 30 seconds for instant grab to take hold.

Basket made with Flex Seal Products, filled with candy for halloween.

5. Finish the Look

Complete the look by using Flex Glue Clear to glue the eyes into place on the front center of the basket.

Flex Tip: When gluing, apply firm pressure continuously for a minimum of 30 seconds for instant grab to take hold.

Fill it up with all the candy, games, pumpkins, treats and all the Halloween goodies you can think of!

More tips on using Flex Glue.

By Dennis Setteducati and Andrew Boza

HGTV Handmade‘s Crafty Lumberjacks (aka Dennis Setteducati and Andrew Boza) are flannel-loving bloggers and experts in all-things DIY—including holiday decor! They’ve appeared on GMA, LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, The Chew and The Rachael Ray Show and can been seen regularly on the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel getting crafty with their cat.

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