DIY Rock Spiders Step 5

DIY Rock Spiders

These airy little sculptures are simply made of stone and wire but they take on the feeling of movement by appearing to crawl, jump, hang, or run along like the real thing.  In our garden there are many of these little critters crawling around the pots and plants.  Here’s how to make them:

Materials

  • decorative rocks approximately 2″ in diameter
  • craft wire (choose a gauge that is pliable enough to bend around the rocks, but sturdy enough to hold them up)
  • needle-nose pliers
  • wire cutter
  • hot glue gun (optional)
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Step 1:
Using the wire cutters, snip off 4 equal lengths of the wire 12″-20″ long.  The longer the wire the longer the legs the spider will have.
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Step 2:
Holding all 4 wires together, place the rock about 1/3 of the length of wire, and wrap the long ends around the rock.
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Step 3:
Fold the other set of wires around the rock and twist with the needle-nose pliers to secure.  You may also use a dab of hot glue at this stage to secure the wire to the underside of the rock.
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Step 4:
Flip the rock over and spread out the 8 ends of wire.  Using the piers to create a bend in the legs so that the spider can stand on it’s own 8 legs.  You could also create a bend at the end of each leg to create little feet.
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Step 5:
Place spiders around the garden but be careful they don’t get away…
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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand
    Annie Haven | Authentic Haven BrandOctober 27,11

    love those little guys thank you for the share <|;-)

  2. Andrew Ablenas
    Andrew AblenasOctober 28,11

    Those are really cute. I might makes some of my own, thanks!

  3. Shirley Cameron
    Shirley CameronOctober 28,11

    My grandson and I are going to make some of our own. Thank You so much for the directions and the idea. Love it.

  4. Mom Photographer
    Mom PhotographerNovember 17,11

    Very cool…, and so easy!!!

  5. Stevie
    StevieNovember 17,11

    Thanks! They are easy and are crawling around my rock garden now for the winter.

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    narf7April 1,12

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