How to Make Spider Napkin Rings

Spook up your Halloween get-together with these easy-to-make (and cute!) felt and pom-pom napkin rings — a perfect project for kids to help create.
Spider Napkin Rings With Pom-Poms, Pipe Cleaners, Googly Eyes and Felt

Spider Napkin Holders

Give arachnophobic guests a shock with these fun, furry critters. Pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and felt are all you need to craft these fun and functional napkin rings.

By: Janell Beals

Materials Needed:

  • 6 1/2" black pom-poms
  • 12 pieces black pipe cleaners
  • 12 pieces wiggly eyes
  • 1/3 yard orange felt
  • fabric glue
  • invisible fabric pen
  • scissors
  • ruler

Begin Assembling Spiders

Lay out supplies to make six spider napkin rings (Image 1). Cut 12 pieces of black pipe cleaner in half. Using four cut half lengths, twist together at center point to create spider legs (Image 2).

Create Spider Heads

Glue two wiggly eyes to each pom-pom using small dots of fabric glue.

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Attach Spider Heads to Legs

Apply fabric glue to center of spider legs and top with pom-pom pressing firmly to secure.

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Cut Inner and Outer Felt Lengths

Cut orange felt into six 2 1/2" x 12" long lengths for inner rings (Image 1). Cut orange felt into six 2" x 12" long lengths for outer rings (Image 2).

Create Inner Rings

Using 2 1/2" wide felt lengths, create inner rings by applying fabric glue to one end overlapping 1/2 inch. Press ends together to secure.

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Add Outer Ring and Attach Spiders

Wrap 2-inch wide felt lengths around rings, applying fabric glue to one end overlapping 1/4 inch (Image 1). Press ends together to secure. Turn rings over, apply fabric glue to center of ring and press spiders into place (Image 2). Allow to dry.

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