It started out so small and innocent

It was just a simple post on my blog that has turned into a nightmare (the good kind.)

Welcome to SpiderFest 2010.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Husband calls me and says

"You have a winner for the best packaging award for Spiderfest."  

To which I say, "Yeah, I know, Mr. Chicken drew a cool picture on his box....all kinds of awesome!"

He replies, "No, this is way better than that."

"Really?!  How could anything be way than that?"

"You are going to have to wait to see it when you get home."

"Can't you just tell me?"

"No, I really cannot, and I REALLY want to see your face when you open the box!"

.....hum.....this does not sound good.....not at all :) 

I was very curious and in a way a bit relieved that I was working really late that night....... :D

Cause I was scared....just a bit.


I get home and husband tells me to open the box....I head for the closet to get a broom stick to open it with....I am not touching this thing.

"Nothing is going to jump out at you silly!  Just open it, you really are being a baby about these."


I open the first flap....nothing, just a little paint on the box....he must have reused a box, no worried.  No pops, thousands of baby spiders do not come running out of the box....okay, those were my worst bad can it be?

I open up the next flap and guess what was on it?


Yep, spiders!!!  He glued spiders to box flaps!

About gave the frog queen a heart attach!!

That was until I looked inside......there is a huge.......massive.....

really, it is frickin huge.......spider, and that is not the worst of it, no....not it is is all covered in, I can barely say it with out passing out...........spiderwebs!!!!

He webbed the spider in the box!

What kind of evil person does that to someone!!!?!?
Grim from Grim Hollow


I LOVE it, it is really clever and cool!  I shriek!!!  This is awesome.

I am not sure if it is "better" packaging than Mr. Chicken.....just different.

Both really creative.

I took the spider out of the box and went

"Damn!  That is big spider - this has to be the biggest spider I have ever seen."

I wish that had been the case.....

.....really I do.....but then Stolloween's spider arrived a few days later.....oh lordy!  You people are trying to kill me, aren't you?!?!


  1. I now know what I'm doing with all the left over plastic spiders this Christmas....

  2. That's a very evil looking spider...I dropped the ball when it came to creative packaging, had a couple of cool ideas but I was really feeling like crap due to a chest cold (which is still hanging on) that it was about all I could do to get the dang thing shipped...glad it arrived..can't wait to see the display. P.S. The photos of this years display are stunning...just guys do art...thanks for the photos and inspiration.

  3. I have been defeated! I kneel before my victor. All hail Grim, King of the Spiderfest Packaging!

    haha, awesome!

  4. Ha! I'm glad you all had fun opening it, we had a lot of fun making it... that was my first attempt at making "spider webs" (don't know if you could tell!). I saw a spider web gun for sale somewhere earlier, and thought "I can do that with my glue gun and air compressor". Turned out o.k. I guess. Thanks for the post, hope you enjoy the wolf spider!

    Oh yeah, I was debating putting in some packing material to keep the box from getting crushed, but thought that would have ruined the effect. Glad to see it got there in one piece!

  5. Yeah, that's pretty GREAT!
    I too dropped the ball with packaging....kicking myself now : )

  6. I think thats really creepy, perfectfor Halloween, speaking of Halloween I found this website that can create a super-realistic mask of anyone from just a photo. Imagine going as yourself, your boss, your favorite celebrity or worst enemy to a Halloween party?!