Under-the-radar spooky is my favorite way to go for Halloween. I absolutely love the holiday and love to get into the spirit, but you won’t find any over-the-top party store decor at my house. I love to do things that can easily be made from my everyday materials. If I have to buy something that is very specific to one holiday and can’t be reused, it’s got to be really special.
I created this quick spooky spider plate with just that idea in mind. They’re SO SO cute and get this – the ink can very easily be cleaned off, leaving you with plain glass plates to decorate for the next holiday or event.
Spiders peeking out from under a white pumpkin are certainly spooky, but subtle enough to keep things classy. If you’re having a dinner party this month, definitely give this easy two-step tutorial a try. And bonus: if you mess up, there is an easy way to recover, so there are no excuses for not doing this one! The full tutorial comes next!
- Staz On Solvent Ink (for non-paper surfaces) I got mine at Michaels, but they sell it at Walmart, Kmart, Joann Fabrics, and online.
- Spider Rubber Stamp
- Glass Plates (mine are from Target)
ONE evenly cover your rubber stamp with solvent based ink. TWO carefully stamp the back of the glass plate. It will be a bit slick, so be sure not so slide the stamp or your spider will smear. THREE easily erase any goofs with a cotton swab and nail polish remover.
I left my plates sitting upside-down for an hour to dry completely before flipping over onto my table, but the ink doesn’t smear at all after dry and it comes off with the swipe of a cotton ball and polish remover. Then you can wash and pack away for the next event.
That’s it. It’s so easy you won’t believe it!
Do you have any rubber stamps at home that would be good for this project?