I am not sure if this has been done before on here. I tried to search and did not come across them.
Step 1: Materials
1- any color christmas ornaments if your going to paint them. or if you can find the black ones that would save a step.
2- Bump Chenille pipe cleaners. they look more spider like than just regular pipe cleaners.
3- can of flat black spray paint
first i wanted to make some black widow looking ones, i got some red paint but could not find black ones so i just cut the shape out of masking tape and put that on red ornaments.
here i used some mason line and strung it between my kids swingset, i tied one side up first and then fed the ornaments through it by the loop that hangs them. shook up the paint can and went to town. once dry i brought them all inside for the assembly.
here is everything ready and one already made. on the second picture you can see only 2 pipe cleaners in the hole. third gets tight and 4th is worse. but they will all fit. just go easy or you can break the loop.
this step i do not really have any suggestions for, this is where you twist the legs so they will not collapse under the weight of the ornaments. all i did was carefully twist opposite legs over each other. i think next round i will use a hot glue gun and see if they hold together better that way.
now all that is left is to shape the legs so they stand how you want them.