Chalkboard Spider {Lowe’s Creative Ideas}

by Chris on October 24, 2012

Spiders freak. me. out. The fact that I had any desire to do this project is beyond me, but I do love it. The project…not the inspiration.

spider chalkboard

Since I have NO artistic ability, I had to get a little creative. I picked up a piece of wood at Lowe’s and had them cut it to the size I needed. Then I spray painted it with some chalkboard paint and covered it with chalk. I had 23 pieces of chalk in the house and not one of them was white. Grr. I went with yellow.


My handy dandy projector proved very helpful again. We no longer use them in my district, so my little one put in an order right away. She uses it all. the. time. I projected a spider silhouette onto the piece of wood and traced it on with chalk. Simple!

spider overhead

I colored it in—with yellow chalk Sad smile—and set it on the buffet.

chalkboard spider

Of course, I can’t have a “mother” spider without a bunch of babies creeping all over. (Ok. That creeped me out thinking about it.)

Halloween decorations

These glitter spiders are some of the most realistic I’ve seen, and they’re inexpensive!

spider candlesticks

With every holiday project, my #1 goal is that my kids like it. Little one walked in and said, “Mom, this is awesome!!” Goal achieved.

Halloween spider

I’m so fortunate to be a part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas team. They provided me with a gift card to make this project happen, and I’ll be back soon with another one. The best part? One of you will win $100 gift card to Lowe’s! See you soon!



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