Fall is my favorite time of year. I am excited to be already creating some fun things for Halloween. We sometimes have a big party, but no matter what, I always go all out decorating for Halloween. Today, I am sharing how to quickly create a fun serving bowl with just a few supplies.

Halloween Spider Serving Bowl - made with vinyl and the Cricut Explore

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I found my bowl and candlestick at Dollar Tree. They have a ton of different plastic serving pieces that are great for entertaining.

Supplies for Spider Serving Bowl

I started by creating a Cricut Design Space file that included some spiders, a web, and a spider on a thread. 

Cricut Design Space - Spider Serving Bowl

Cricut Design Space File: Spider Serving Bowl

After designing my spiders, I cut my vinyl to fit on the mat using my paper trimmer. If you look at the mat preview you can tell exactly how much vinyl you will need for a project. It is much easier to cut it down than to use a large piece on a roll.

Use paper trimmer to trim vinyl

I cut out the vinyl using the Cricut Explore Air 2. Set the Smart Set Dial to Vinyl and use a Standard Grip cutting mat.

Use Cricut Explore to cut out vinyl

Before weeding the vinyl I cut all the different spiders and web apart. Using the weeding tool really helps to get all the little pieces out of the spider web.

Use weeding tool to help you weed vinyl

Weeded spiderweb vinyl

Apply transfer tape to the design, and smooth with your scraper. Peel the paper backing off the vinyl.

Apply transfer tape to weeded vinyl


Apply the transfer tape and vinyl design to the inside of the bowl. Smooth the design with your hand and the scraper, if necessary, and peel back the transfer tape.

Apply transfer tape and vinyl to surface

Repeat this process for all of the vinyl pieces.

Spider vinyl on clear bowl

Once the bowl was complete, I added adhesive to the candlestick and attached it to the bottom of the bowl.

Use strong adhesive to attach candlestick to bowl

This will be a fun serving piece at Halloween time.

Spooky Halloween Spider Serving Bowl

I love how the spider on a thread is a little surprise when you get to the bottom of the bowl.

Halloween Spider Serving Bowl

Spider Serving Bowl

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3 Comments on Spider Serving Bowl

  1. I’d put the vinyl on the outside of the bowl because it’s not food-safe, unless, of course, all your candy is pre-wrapped (which is not what’s shown here).
    But super clever idea I might just have to “borrow.” Beth Kingston directed me to your site.

    • Charlotte,
      You would probably need a different bowl if you were going to put it on the outside – this one has all those groves on the outside which would make it difficult to apply the vinyl and have it stick. I honestly didn’t even think about whether or not it was food safe or not, so thank you for bringing that up! I have mainly used it to hold pre-packaged treats like in the spider Halloween party. Thanks for stopping by!

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