Spider’s Nest Pumpkin

A white pumpkin is cross-sectioned to reveal a creepy spider's nest.

To make this pumpkin, I sliced off approximately 1-inch from two opposite sides, cored the center, screwed black drywall screws around the edge of the openings, placed a plastic black spider inside and stretched fake spider webbing over the screw heads.

We have a very sunny dining room – this pumpkin sits on our table and catches the light in a really captivating way.

Children love to discover tiny surprises; the openings on either side of this pumpkin allow for both of my kids to peek inside while sitting at the table.


  1. Stephen Divenere  October 13, 2010

    So ingenious! Girl, you are beyond beyond! 🙂

  2. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  October 15, 2010

    You are rocking my craft right now! I love this idea! What is in your head? How do you think of these wonderful ideas? You are gifted, imaginative, creative, smart and all that good stuff. I love your blog….now, please excuse me whilst I go to the farmers market and try to find me a white pumpkin!!

  3. Jennifer  October 21, 2010

    What a cute idea!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you’ll link up for Craftify It Thursday! 😀 Also, we have a guest crafter – Kim from A Girl & A Glue Gun

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

  4. deb  October 22, 2010

    ohhhh i like! I will be doing this today!

  5. MommaJam  October 29, 2011

    I love the creative ideas you have for Halloween pumpkins. The spider web with is terrific and lots of fun for kids who like to tactile projects and tools. Fun! I’ve linked to this project on Thanks for the great ideas to share!