Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ooey Gluey Spider Web Stencil

Halloween is on its way and stencils are all the rage! 

What does one have to do with the other?  Well, in my world, the combo creates an opportunity for a wonderful DIY project. 

I created a creepy spider web stencil using hot glue.  The process was very simple.  Check out the photo tutorial below.

Step 1: Sketch out a spider web or print one out from an image online.

Step 2: Place the sketch under a silicone mat.  You should be able to see your sketch beneath the mat.
Step 3: Use hot glue to carefully trace your spider web.  Your web may not look exactly like the sketch, but using the guide should help your web from getting too "out of control."

Step 4:  Allow the hot glue to cool.  Then gently peel your spider web away from the mat.  I flipped the mat over and rolled it away from the web. 

That's it!  You can now use your stencil as you would any other.  As a mask, lay it onto a sheet of paper and spritz over the stencil.  Once you remove it, your creepy spider web will be revealed. 
You can also "stamp" with your stencil.  Spritz some ink onto a craft mat.  Place your stencil in the ink then place it onto a piece of cardstock, it will create an impression of your spider web (see finished card above)
Clean your stencil with a paper towel or wet wipe immediately after use. 

Thanks for reading!  Have a creepy, crawly, happy Halloween!


  1. Wow! What a great idea and I LOVE my glue gun! This technique can be used for ANYTHING!!! Thanks for sharing this! :)

  2. Aysha, this is great technique, love how you used it as stamp!



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