As I mentioned in my Spooky Spider Headband post, you would be seeing our icky black spider again. And here is yet another fun way to use this guy in a hairstyle! It’s not hard & it’s even a little crafty! 🙂
Remember our ABC Hair series? The Letter O came in handy for this style. Depending on the amount of hair you’re working with will determine how big your Letter O is, and how big you need to make your spider web.
Step 1 – Make a circle with 2 braids
Our Letter O tutorial can be found HERE.
Step 2 – Make a spider web
I had several different ways I thought of creating the spider web. I just used what I had on hand. You could use cotton balls to create cobwebs – spreading them across the middle of the O. With a craft needle, you could weave a spider web, using the O as the framework. Or you could use pipe cleaners to make the web like we did. I came across a couple different ways to make them. The first one uses pipe cleaner and string to weave the web, and the second web uses only pipe cleaner. I opted for the latter. The steps for that web can be found here. Mine didn’t turn out nearly as cool as theirs! (There’s also a spider tutorial there, that isn’t as icky as ours!) And I guess if you’re totally amazing, you could make a spider web with some of the hair you are working with! Be we went simple & used pipe cleaner!
Step 3 – Position spider web on the head
I stuck the excess pipe cleaner under the braids so they poked out until I got it positioned where I wanted it.
Step 4 – Trim excess pipe cleaner
You can do this while the web is on the head, just be extremely careful not to cut any hair! But to ensure no accidents happen, I suggest marking where you want to cut off the pipe cleaner & then removing it from the hair first before cutting it! Then tuck the ends of the pipe cleaner up underneath the braid.
Step 5 – Add a spider to your web
Again, you can use what you have on hand. We tried a couple other options before adding our huge spider. First we had a traditional Halloween spider ring. You could totally add several of these around the web if you want.
In the end we went with the large and extremely creepy spider clip we used in our last post.
Position it wherever you think it looks the best.
In the end I think it looked the best coming over the top of the braids looking like it was crawling across her head. *shudder* And this thing still makes my skin crawl! 🙂
Don’t forget all our other Halloween hairstyles can be found HERE. We’d love if you try any of them if you share them with us on our Facebook Page! Hope your Halloween costumes & the like are coming along & it won’t be crunch time come the night of the 30th! Oh, and I’m linking up at SNAP’s show & tell Tuesday!