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Spider Web Window Clings


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Here is a quick and easy project.  All you need are a handful of black hot glue sticks and a non-stick surface – I chose the mat that came with my glue gun.

To make the web, draw four intersecting lines; then, starting at the center, begin to swirl your glue out towards the ends of the lines.  Viola, a nice little spider web to add to windows, mirrors, fridge doors, etc.

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*Caution, it’s still glue, so I wouldn’t recommend putting them on a south facing window that gets a good amount of sun.  I learned the hard way, it still comes off, but it took a bit of work.

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Now, here’s the real story behind this little project.  I started out making Christmas present window clings with the kids.  I had thought if I made the design with the hot glue, they could fill it in with glitter glue and it would make lovely, colorful clings.  Yeah, not  so much the glitter glue either disappeared – and trust me, we had it on thick – or it peeled right out of the design.  So I’m back to the drawing board.  At least the kids still had fun making them!

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  1. I'm giggling about stuck glue pretties on your windows. Isn't it true, we learn best the hard way sometimes! :)

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  2. I have tinting on my windows...do you think that is a problem! I love this idea for my boys!

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  3. Great idea for Halloween ! thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are SOOOOO COOOOOOL!!! I will be heading to a craft store TOMORROW to pick up black hot glue sticks. (I had not idea that they even made black hot glue sticks! How long have those been around?) LOVE this idea, my dear! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have, in my link party at
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,

    Peggy

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  6. Very cool. I have never heard of black glue for a glue gun. I am going to have to go get some!

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  7. These look great!! I'm not sure why the glitter glue didn't work. I know that colored Elmer's glue works for these. Maybe you could try adding a TON of glitter to some Elmer's glue? I didn't know they made black glue sticks either. That's neat, and it cuts the drying time down significantly!

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  8. I love how it looks like stained glass. I never even knew they made black glue sticks. I am a new follower from Creative Juice Thursday. I am hosting a blog hop at
    http://www.messforless.net/2011/10/terrific-thursday-blog-hop-week-38.html and would love to have you come link up your blog.

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  9. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/spider-web-window-clings/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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