I took the wood spiders and painted both sides with a flat black acrylic paint I had on hand and let them dry for about 30 minutes. The thin wood soaked the paint up quickly.
Using a green paint I also had in the house, I started to paint the letters on, but it looked a little boring. Glitter to the rescue! While the paint was still wet, I applied the glitter directly on top and let the spiders dry.
Once all the letters were done, I lined them up on a piece of plastic wrap and glued each spider to a long strip of ribbon. Since the spiders are so light, I put a little rock on top of each spider to weight it down while the glue dried. Once dry, I looped the top section of ribbon so I could hang it on a nail. An hour later, it was on my front door! A fun and fast decoration for the cost of just the seven spiders: $1.40!! Everything else I had on hand. We also bought a bunch of wooden pumpkins, ghosties and witches hats, but that's a craft for another day.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!