How to Make Pine Cone Spiders


At Bindle & Brass we love super simple crafts that we can do with the kiddos. These creepy-cute pine cone spiders are just the trick, and the added treat is their sweet fall scent of cinnamon! They are just the right amount of spooky for all the nooks, crannies, and shelves around your home!



  • Bindle & Brass cinnamon pine cones

  • paint (we used black acrylic paint, but you could also use spray paint)

  • paint brush

  • pipe cleaners

  • googly eyes

  • scissors

  • low-temperature hot glue gun

  • faux spider web


First, paint the pine cones. We chose to make our spiders solid black, but feel free to go wild here or keep your pine cone au natural. Let paint dry.

Wrap 4 full-length pipe cleaners around the pine cone to make a total of 8 legs. Shape the pipe cleaners into spider legs, adjusting the length with scissors if necessary.

Next, attach the googly eyes with hot glue to the pine cone. (This is a great opportunity to discuss spider anatomy with little crafters.) Most spiders have 8 eyes, but some have 6.

And that’s a wrap! 🕸 Place these creepy-cute critters around the house or make a spooky spider scene on your patio with these oversized crawlers and some faux spider webbing. TERRIFIC!

Find a similar tutorial from Fireflies + Mud Pies, here.