I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and I love the spider snowflake Jack Skellington made accidentally.  So I made it purposefully.  It is very easy.


Just print off the attached document, cut off the bottom portion marked with the dotted line, fold in half, and cut.  Make sure you are careful with the legs; they're skinny!  To cut between the legs, just bend the paper slightly without creasing, and make a slit, then stick the scissors in the cut and carefully cut along the black lines.

Isn't it awesome!
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LauraW1619 days ago

I just bought this AMAZING spider web of lights from IKEA for my Nightmare Before Christmas guest room. This spider will be the PERFECT finishing touch for the center. Thanks so much for the pattern! - Note: if you get yourself a spiderweb at IKEA and get all excited because it's only $10, please be aware that you need to buy a special transformer for it to plug into the wall which is another $10.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  LauraW1619 days ago

That looks super cool! A Nightmare Before Christmas guest room sounds like the best guest room ever! You could also try making these snowflakes out of something more permanent like vinyl or even fabric too :)

Awesome! Love it, thank you!

mheymad1 year ago
thats cool and my sister loves NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
cesar201 year ago
Thanks for the template.
The pictures quality is really good,
What kind of camera you do use?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  cesar201 year ago
Thanks! I use a Nikon D90.
PurpleJ3nn2 years ago
Thank you :)
love it!
ravenking2 years ago
gorgeous spider! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ravenking2 years ago
Thanks :)
taransa3 years ago
I didn't get a picture but I printed the template on paper and cut it out, then traced on to white contact paper and cut it with a craft knife for my brother for Christmas :) Some of the corners were not as crisp as I would have liked, and it took about 45 minutes total, but his surprise was worth it ;D

Thanks so much for sharing!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  taransa3 years ago
You're welcome!
ayralu3 years ago
Will try to do it when I am at home.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ayralu3 years ago
Wonderful! It's fun and easy!
_fatguy3 years ago
this is really cool
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  _fatguy3 years ago
I quite agree :)
dgill33 years ago
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  dgill33 years ago
Thank you :)
well,its cool but kinda hard in the middle while cutting between the legs but at the end i used a cutter knife,it would cut it by barely touching it.
I agree. I wanted to use an exacto knife, but I didn't have one. Your cutter sounds so much easier than the scissors.
paqrat3 years ago
If you did this in soft drink can aluminum you'd having an interesting, if a little dark, Christmas ornament.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  paqrat3 years ago
I think it would work out well if it was dark. It is a spider after all :)
mrelcee3 years ago
Hey, Thanks for the pattern. I mirrored to complete the outline, and converted it into an eps file so I could use it in my vinyl plotter.. now I can make some 2 inch to 2 foot versions out of vinyl..

thanks again
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mrelcee3 years ago
Sounds cool! I'd love to see it when you're done :)
sirl3 years ago
Loved it very simple and nice.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sirl3 years ago
Yes, I agree. Nice easy, fun snowflake :)
Xavienne3 years ago
Awesome! Thanks for sharing this!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Xavienne3 years ago
You're welcome!
If you want to put in a window, cut it from vinyl, Oracal 631 is the type you want. Available at craft stores that sell cricut stuff. I would trace the pattern on the back fold it in half and cut it out. Then it would stick to your walls and windows! Very cute!
I'd bet one could use contact paper. One could just stick the paper to the Contact paper, which is available in a variety of colors and patterns, and cut it out.
Only one way to find out! Try it! I like experiments!!!!
I haven't done it recently but I used to use clear contact (sp?) paper to protect paperback book covers. Using it would certainly lower its value to collectors but it does a great job of protecting, particularly in an environment were it would be apt to be spilled upon. It also seemed to make the covers resistant to being bent up.
SHIFT!3 years ago
Absolutely love this! You know, it's sort of a holiday tradition of mine to always celebrate using TNMBC themed decorations, like the Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  SHIFT!3 years ago
Oh my gosh, those are so cute! Did you make them?
Yep 100% custom made, including Jack's pinstripe suit! I can show them to you when I'm back at HQ.
Seriously? Flippin' cool... Are you going to make an instructable for them?
Maybe, if I feel so inclined. They're finished though so it might be hard to do a "step-by-step"
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  SHIFT!3 years ago
Sweet! I hope it's not too difficult; I'm not great at sewing, but I am going to totally learn to make them.
evvo3 years ago
I soooo need a laser cutter!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  evvo3 years ago
I didn't use a laser cutter for this, but it would be fun to have :)
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