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DIY Chevron Spider Art {PLUS a Halloween Project Parade and Blog Hop LINK}

October has arrived… it is foggy and cool here… watching the mist and fog over the lake in the morning is certainly putting me in the mood for Halloween – and to bring a little of that “October” indoors I created this fun chevron spider art inside these thrifted frames. chevron spider art for halloween vignette at thehappyhousie

 To make this fun Halloween Art you will need:


  • vintage looking frames (or another regular frame would work but give a different look)
  • fabric of your choice- a crisp, graphic print probably works best
  • plastic spiders and assorted creepy gross insects (I got mine from the dollar store)
  • Black spray paint (I used a Flat finish and love the effect)
  • Mod Podge and a Brush
  • Hot glue gun and glue


I started out with some frames that I picked up at my local Sally Ann for $2 and $1.


Before painting them I gave them a thorough cleaning. I also removed the picture from the small one.


Then I “went to town” with my Flat Black Krylon Spray Paint
(leftover from my DIY Potion Bottles and Spell Books projects).


Once the frames were dry, I took the picture inserts and used them to help me cut my fabric to size:



I then applied a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the pictures and attached my fabric directly to them, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. For the smaller pictures I wrapped the fabric around the back of the picture and used some hot glue to secure the fabric at the back.


Then I played around with the placement of my spiders and scorpions until I liked the effect, and secured them for eternity with some hot glue:


I love the yellow and white chevron and how crisp it looks against the black frame and spiders. I couldn’t have all dark, dreary, scary decorations – that just isn’t me!

DIY Halloween Chevron Spider Art

I love that it looks fun and “Halloween-y” but is still a little cheery and funky all at once…

chevron spider art vignette halloween at thehappyhousie

The graphic look also really compliments my little Hand Sketched Oil Sharpie Pumpkins too…

chevron spider art using thrifted frames at thehappyhousie

chevron spider art halloween vignette at thehappyhousie

And I think it ‘funs’ up the spooky DIY Spell Books and Faux Mercury Glass Potion Bottles

spider art yellow chevron fabric in vintage frame at thehappyhousie

This vignette won’t be permanent… I plan to use these frames on my Halloween mantel when I do that in a few days…. I have a few more thrift stores finds I am working on for the mantel and then I can’t wait to share it with y’all!

I may share this project at some of these housie parties

This project was featured at:

It's OverflowingFrom Dream To Reality


And now for the Halloween Project Parade Blog Hop & Link Party!

Let’s get hopping with these fabulous Halloween Projects below! Stop by and follow along with these creative projects and inspiring blogs! Show us what you have been creating by joining in the Halloween Link party below. We will be showing and sharing them on social media – so link up!

Halloween Project Parade Blog Hop & Link Party

Halloween Collage 1 - 650

Celebrations Copper Glitter Pumpkins | Homework – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Spider Garland | Oh My! Creative – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Halloween Collage 2 650

Mummy Wrapped Utensils | Lemon Tree Dwelling – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Candy Corn Cupcakes | It’s Always Autumn – Follow her on Pinterest and facebook

Halloween Collage 3 - 650

Chevron Jar Lantern | twelveOeight – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Thrifted Halloween Chevron Spider Art | The Happy Housie – Follow ME on Pinterest & Google+

Halloween Collage 4 - 650

Owl Wreath | Persia Lou – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Apothecary Style Trick or Treat Jar | My Love 2 Create – Follow her on Pinterest and facebook

Halloween Collage 5 - 650

Simple Straw Vase | Daisy Mae Belle – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Embellished Paper Mache Witch Hats | Pink When – Follow her on Pinterest and Google+

Okay – now it is YOUR TURN!! Show us what fabulous Halloween projects you have up your sleeve!!


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  1. Very nice post. Ijusst stumbled uoon your blog and wisahed
    to ssay that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your feeed and I
    hope you write again very soon!

    1. Thank you Ashley!! So thrilled you came by too!! I have a real thing for fabric… sometimes I just like to go online and browse fabric… kind of relaxing and exciting all at once!

    1. Hi PJ! I love contrasts in décor- like the fresh modern chevron against the black ornate vintage frame. Think it adds a fun tension and modernizes old pieces. Thanks so much for your kind comments and visit!! And for hosting of course:)

    1. Thank you Crystelle! I love how the yellow chevron adds a little fun and bright touch to Halloween. Can’t wait to use it on my mantel:) So thrilled you came to visit!!

  2. I love this project – The chevrons and the spiders, perfect for Halloween. I had to do a double take, we had those same pictures in our house when I was little. Made me think of my mom, miss her dearly.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

    1. Thank you Melissa! I think it will be bright and fresh for the mantel (not tooo scary, my boys are little:). Have a great time on your holiday!

  3. These are so cool Krista! I agree the fabric really looks great with the frames! And the frames themselves are way fun!! I totally feel spooked when I see the spiders and scorpions, ughh! My boys would love them! Hugs! =)

  4. this is a fun party Krista! I love it and I love your scary project with spiders hi!hi! so fun! 🙂 & just linked my Halloween Mason jars! 🙂 thanks for hosting the party Krista! 🙂

    1. Thank you Alexis!! They were a score… I love checking back at the Sally Ann fairly regularly – you never know what you might find! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments!

    1. Hi Joanne! I agree… the picture did kind of suit Halloween already… and I thought about keeping it as ‘was’ but decided I had a lot of heavy feeling accessories already and wanted to brighten things up a little! I guess I could have kept the picture for future use… ah well, hindsight is always 20:20!

    1. Hi Kelly!! lol – time… I tend to craft in mad busy batches of time and then do nothing for a while… I had a bunch of projects on the go at once and then it takes a while to get to write and share them! Each job is pretty quick and if you have all the supplies out already…. I will say that having our craft room upstairs now on our main floor has been such an awesome thing too!! I am so much more likelier to go in there when I have a few minutes and use them usefully!

  5. Hi, Krista! Thanks so much for the invite! I linked up my printable and a Halloween countdown. And I absolutely LOVE your chevron spider project. So, so cute! Thanks again. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Hi Danielle!! I craft in mad batches – a ton of projects on the go at once and a bit of a disasterous mess… then I work on one project while the other dries… switch etc. I do find having the craft room on our main floor now has made a HUGE difference. I would have never gone to the basement to craft in the evening before- but now I will go in and do something when I have a few minutes or an evening:) Thanks for your super kind comments!!

    1. Thank you Diana – it was super easy and very inexpensive… the frames were $3, I owned the fabric (a leftover) and the spiders and scorpions were $1!

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