Short on time and money this Halloween? Grab some fun Halloween fabric, a little sequin trim and make a charming spiderweb poncho.
Thanks to crazy discounts on seasonal fabric right now, Patricia pulled this DIY Halloween costume together in 5 minutes and only spent $5!
What You Need:
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
74 feet Sequin Trim
Silicone Work Mat
How to Make a No-Sew Spiderweb Poncho
1. Keep fabric folded in half long ways. Hold along the fold and measure fingertip length. Cut off excess.
2. Measure from shoulder to shoulder with a cloth measuring tape. Center this measurement in your fabric and cut an oval as wide as your shoulders.
3. Cut spider web semi-circle scallops around the entire edge of the fabric. Try on poncho to check length and evenness. Go back and cut scallops deeper if necessary.
4. Now it’s time to add sequin trim to create the spider web. Cut your trim to 18 inch lengths (We used about 12). Lay out your trim spaced evenly and radiating out from the neck hole.
5. Before you use your low temp hot glue gun, place a silicone mat in between your layers of fabric. This will prevent the glue from seeping through the holes and sticking the layers to each other.
6. Glue down all of the sequin strips with the shiny side up and the “rope side” down.
7. Take more of your trim and create scallops in between the lines, following the shape of your scallop cut edge. Continue all the way around.
Optional: If you have enough trim, add more scalloped tiers below to fill out your spiderweb!
8. When the glue is dry, gently slide the fabric loose from the silicon mat.
9. You’re done! Top it off with a spider-y headband or hairpiece made with leftover fabric and you’ll be all set!
This costume could easily be re-purposed for batman/woman, a vampire, or a black widow.
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