A BIG black spider lived in a hole;
A terrible spider was he:
As big as your hand, and with hairy legs,
And a mouth as red as could be.
The beetles and flies at the sight of him fled,
And even the birds were afraid.
He had two great nippers, and eight wicked eyes;
How he ran ! and what leaps he made
I and all who lived in the garden knew
That terrible spider’s lair,
And told their little ones, under their breath:
‘ 0 never, 0 never go there! ‘
Those who were naughty and disobeyed,
By their mothers would not have been known,
For the spider had sucked their juicy parts—
Sucked them as dry as a bone.
By A. Vine Hall
I have spiders on the brain, spinning webs throughout my thoughts. Ideas buzz and stick in the gossamer threads as eight legs turn them over and over coating them with white filaments until they have become a reality then the spider sits and waits until the next idea comes flying by. Spiders; they are the embodiment of Halloween, dark, dangerous, frightening and simply perfect for our annual Halloween party theme. I have been toiling away; craft after craft, recipe after recipe. I perfect and make lists, checking-off each spectacularly arachnid-ish “to-do” with joy and delight for the upcoming soirée. I lack expendable income to simply go out and buy much of anything for parties so mostly things are crafted as imaginatively as possible with reused house-hold items and elevated paper crafts. This Spider Tablecloth craft is one of my favorites; it was really cheap and has a fantastic impact. I was even able to repurpose a stained, totally ready to trash, tablecloth, so I did it on a dime!
You will need:
Iron – no steam
Template – I used one from the queen of everything Martha Stewart
Iron-on transfer paper
Print out templates onto iron on paper
Cut around edges of images leaving 1/8 of an inch of transfer paper
Using the no steam setting on the iron place over images for 10-20 seconds
Once image is cool enough to touch gently remove the paper to reveal the image