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PVC Pumpkin Spider

October 8, 2012

pvc pumpkin spider PVC Pumpkin SpiderCreate a spooktactular entrance for Halloween trick-or-treaters with this spider pumpkin.

30 minutes, plus spray paint drying time.

See the PVC Pumpkin Spider at the :48 mark in our video.

 PVC Pumpkin Spider1 – Pumpkin
2 – 10 Foot Lengths of ½” PVC Pipe
8 – ½” 90° Elbow Joints
8 – ½” 45° Joints
8 – Long Nails or substitute to help hold legs up

Instructionsspider pumpkin pipe carving legs PVC Pumpkin Spider

  1. From the 2 lengths of PVC Pipe, cut 8 – 12″ sections and 8 – 16” sections.
  2. Spray paint all the PVC sections, all the joints and the pumpkin if you choose to make it black as seen in the video.
  3. After 30 minutes to an hour, when the pieces are dry enough, spray paint the other side. Once all the pieces are completely dry, assemble the legs. Start with 16” segment, attach a 90° joint, then a 12″ segment, and finally a 45° segment at the end of the 12″ segment.
  4. There are many ways you can decorate or carve the pumpkin to look like a spider. Whatever you want your face to look like it is best to do it before final assembly.
  5. Assemble the spider. Place the pumpkin on the grass or dirt, as it will be tough for the legs to stand up on a hard surface like wood or concrete. If you carved your pumpkin, insert lighting elements at this time. Finally, arrange the 4 legs on each side of the pumpkin, with the 45° joints near the base of the pumpkin and the 16” PVC length pointed out.
  6. If your legs won’t stay up on their own, insert a long nail into the ground or dirt to help stabilize the legs.

Our fans have jumped in on the Pumpkin Spider fun. A shout out to Peter in California for sharing his photos of his pumpkin spider creation. Do you have pictures you would like to share? Send them to

PVC Pumpkin Materials (Pumpkin, Pipe & Joints)

pvc spider materials PVC Pumpkin Spider

Pumpkin, Legs and Joint Painting

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Pumpkin Spider Face Close-Up. Stakes are helpful in securing the legs in the grass.

pvc pumpkin spider face close up PVC Pumpkin Spider

Completed Pumpkin Spider ready for Trick-or-Treaters!

completed pvc pumpkin spider1 PVC Pumpkin Spider

Deluxe Spider Pumpkin with Thorax. Another fan, Scott A. in Edgewood, WA sent us this pumpkin spider, complete with a thorax. Nice work, Scott. We are impressed!

Thorax Base – Cut Wood with Jigsaw, Cut Holes, Spray Paint Black.

thorax wood base PVC Pumpkin Spider

Completed Thorax Leg Assembly

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Completed Thorax Base

completed thorax base assembly1 PVC Pumpkin Spider

Complete Spider Pumpkin with Thorax Base

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Finished Pumpkin Spider Painted Black

 PVC Pumpkin Spider

mhm pumpkin carving ideas 2012 thumb PVC Pumpkin SpiderSee the PVC Pumpkin Spider at the :48 mark in our video.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Eileen permalink
    October 15, 2012 12:48 am

    I LOVED all of the Halloween ideas especially the spider!!!

    Can’t wait to see what you will do for Thanksgiving and Christmas!


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