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How to make a fun Halloween spider hairband the easy way

Do you want to celebrate Halloween but can’t wear an entire costume? Why not make this fun Halloween spider hairband and you are guaranteed smiles aplenty.

The Halloween spider hairband is so easy to make with the help of Bowdabra bow maker so you will want to make few for gifts as well. Wouldn’t it be great to give as a favor at a Halloween party? Kids, as well as adults, will just love this little spider!

Halloween spider hairband

Halloween spider hairband


  • Black hairband
  • 18 inches 1 ½” sheer black ribbon
  • 18 inches Bowdabra bow wire
  • Black stiffened felt
  • Black felt (regular)
  • Chenille stems, black
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Mini Bowdabra bow maker
  • Two Halloween wiggle eyes
  • Compass with white pencil (To write on black felt)
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears


  1. First, use the compass and white colored pencil to mark 2 ½” diameter circles on both the stiffened black felt and the regular felt. Then, cut out.

Halloween spider hairband material

Halloween spider hairband craft ideas

  1. Next, cut the black chenille stems into four 4 ½” pieces.  Use the glue gun to attach them to the stiffened felt circle spoke style all around.  Glue the regular felt circle on top to cover and press down.

how to make Halloween spider hairband

Halloween spider hairband ideas

  1. To make the legs– use the pinking shears to cut down the center of each section all around for a total of 8 sections.  After you have cut the leg sections trim them to long rectangles following the lines of the chenille stems.

Halloween spider hairband tutorial

DIY Halloween spider hairband

Create Halloween spider hairband

  1. Now, glue the Felt legs/body onto the hair band.  Bend the legs as desired.  Cut a piece of black felt into a 2-inch circle and glue to the underside of the hair band.

Halloween spider hairband crafts

Make Halloween spider hairband

Make the spider’s head

  1. To finish, make the Bowdabra bow spider head.  Cut an 18-inch piece of Bowdabra bow wire fold in half and place in the Bowdabra bow maker.  You will have a loop at one end and two pieces of wire at the other end.

Bow maker tool

  1. Cut an 18-inch piece of 2 ½” wide sheer ribbon and insert directly into the Mini Bow maker from the top.  The ribbon piles up like an accordion.  Scrunch the ribbon until you reach the end.

bow maker ideas

  1. Use the wand to push down the ribbon tightly.

bow making tutorial

  1. Thread the two loose ends through the loop end of the bow wire and pull tightly.  Remove from the Bowmaker, tie a knot on the back and fluff the bow into a rosette shape.

How to make a bow

  1. Finally, use the glue gun to attach the Bowdabra rosette to the center of the spider on the hair band. Glue two Halloween wiggle eyes on the front of the rosette at the base. Then bend the legs as desired.

Easy Making DIY Headband Ideas

Today’s project is by Bowdabra designer, Crystal from Make it easy crafts.  Be sure and stop by her blog and say hello!  We hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Halloween project and check out some of the other Halloween projects like this cute pumpkin votive


    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003-Single

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
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    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

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Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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