DIY Rock Spider Sculpture

Rock Spider Sculptures as Garden Art

These airy little rock spider 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 my garden, there are many of these little critters crawling around the pots and plants. Here’s how to make rock spider sculptures.

Rock spiders for the garden

Rock Spider Sculptures as Garden Art


Rock spiders crawling over a fall display.
Step 1:
Using the wire cutters, snip off 4 equal lengths of the wire 12″-20″ long.  The longer the wire, the longer legs the spider will have.Making rock spiders for a fall garden display
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.Wire wrapping to make sculptural spiders for the garden.
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.Making a spider from rocks and wire.
Step 4:
Flip the rock over and spread out the 8 ends of the wire. Use the pliers to create a bend in the legs so that the spider can stand on its own 8 legs. You could also create a bend at the end of each leg to create little feet.Rock spider for the garden.
Step 5:
Place spiders around the garden but be careful they don’t scurry away.

Rock spiders are perfect to adorn fall containers.

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A city girl who learned to garden and it changed everything. Author, artist, Master Gardener. Better living through plants.

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  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!!!

    • 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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