Archives for December 2014
Long Long ago there lived a very poor family. They were preparing for Christmas and had brought a small fir tree into their home as was their tradition, but alas, they had no money for decorations. The Children were so sad that they could not decorate their tree for Christmas. After they had gone to bed, a family of spiders who also lived in their tiny home wanted to make the Children glad again so they crept out and spun their webs all over the fir tree. When the family awoke on Christmas morning, the sun was shining brightly. The sun shone so brightly through the window, that the spider webs covering the tree appeared to be made from silver and the family gazed upon the most beautiful Christmas tree they would ever see.
How to make a Christmas spider:
You will need:
a oval shaped bulb, a small Styrofoam ball, or some air dry craft clay, black spray paint, tiny black plastic beads and some ribbon.
Start by gluing the Styrofoam ball to the ornament to create the spider’s body. If you don’t have the oranaments, shape the body from some air dry clay. Then spray paint it black, and since it is a Christmas spider – give it a coat of glitter.
Then cut four pieces of wire about 8 inches long. Make a circle in one end of each wire to hold the beads in place, and then string 40 beads on each wire, securing the other end with a circle of wire, once you have all the bead in place. Separate the beads into two equal parts at each end of the wires. If you don’t have the beads and wire, make the legs from black chenille stems.
Twist all four wires together in the center.
Wrap the center wire around the body of the spider and attach it with another small piece of wire. Arrange the legs and add a ribbon hanger
This is the first decoration in a series of 24 depicting Christmas legends for your Christmas tree. Perhaps your spider is magic and will decorate your tree with beautiful silver webs!