The other day I was flipping through my Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook, and I saw a cool project using glow in the dark glue sticks to make cobwebs. Well, instead of getting glow in the dark glue, I found out that you can buy black glue sticks for a hot glue gun. I got mine at Amazon.com.
After your black hot glue is nice and hot in your glue gun, simply make your spider web onto a rubber mat.
Do NOT do this on wax paper…it does NOT come off.
Do NOT do this on a plastic folder….it does NOT come off.
After a few failed attempts, and a few trips to find the “hot glue mat” that the Martha magazine suggested, I finally tried it on one of my IKEA flexible cutting boards. It worked like a charm! I never found that “hot glue mat” by the way.
After it dried completely, I had to use a metal spatula to get it started. Once it began coming off, it was easy to peel away from the mat.
Do NOT put it in the freezer to cool it down. I tried this and it froze…then when I tried to get it off, it shattered. (Man I have a lot of do NOTs on this project don’t I!?!) It is better to just let it cool down at room temperature.
After you have removed your webs from the mat, put them where ever you would like!
I put some on my Halloween mirror for added spookiness!
I thought they made a fun touch on my Halloween Mirror!
Think of all the things you could make with black hot glue!!! My mind was swirling with bats…spiders…crows…sticks…witches hats….all sorts of Halloween items! I have a ton glue sticks left over for next year…or the next project.
This is what my Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook looks like. It has some great ideas for those of you who LOVE Halloween like I do. It costs about $10.00.