My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon

Glue Gun

To create a spider web or cocoon you will need a hot glue gun and two small blocks of Styrofoam

Spider web- styrofoam

Press out a good amount of glue onto two pieces of Styrofoam

Spider web- pull

Press the two pieces together and slowly pull apart to create long glue strands.

Spider web- on wood

Wrap the glue strands over your design for a natural looking web.

Raindrops on the spider web:

Spider web- rain drops

To create the raindrops: spray the glue web with water

Glue silk on the cherry twig cocoon

Hot glue silk on the cherry twig cocoon

Removing hot glue silk from a design:

Spider web- remove

Blow the web that the glue gun creates away with a hairdryer set on warm.

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Related Designs

16 August 2011 Cherry twig cocoon

Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.

28 March 2011 Spider web covering the design with drops of glittering rain

Weaving hot glue spider webs

12 April 2011 Forest Experience

This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers

5 October 2016 I found it this way: Leaf nest design

This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration

30 October 2019 There once was a bat called Tequila, a Halloween story

An all plant zero waste, levitating, twig (with just a splatter of autumn leaves, a breath of spiderweb and float of roots) Halloween decoration with an eerie bat skeleton made...

28 October 2020 Magic Spell Number 614: How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun

A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.

20 October 2021 Flying Lessons

An easy get ahead with Halloween decoration that will last.

27 April 2022 Shine Shade

Glue snippets of grass into a double layer sphere to create a sheltered floral globe.

5 April 2011 Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club

My demonstration looked at ways to use mud to enhance floral art.