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Halloween Decorations
Wall Spiderweb

Wool

Tape

Spider 4

Cute, right?  To put it in perspective … here it is in the room.

Spiderweb 1

Rather large.

Spider 3

Rather impressive.

Spiderweb 2

Rather cheap.

$1 for the yarn at the Dollar Store, $1 for the two way tape.  If you need to go out and buy the spiders, that’ll set you back another dollar or two.  I know.  I should really try to keep these crafts within everyone’s budget, but sometimes you just have to go for it.  Ya know?

To make your very own spider web all you have to do is cut the two way tape (I used foam tape because it’s easiest to work with) into tiny squares.  About a billion of them.  In my case, probably closer to 150 or so.  A billion just sounds more impressive.  The way vahse sounds more impressive than vase. Or eccentric sounds more impressive than nutjob.

Stick the squares onto your wall where you want the spiderweb.  As opposed to where you don’t want the spiderweb.  Do not stick the squares on your toiletbowl for instance.  Or your  boyfriend’s butt.

My foam tape was white, which matches my walls.  This makes the tape invisible.  If your walls aren’t white, use regular, clear, two way tape.

My web is basically 7 circles which get smaller and smaller towards the center.  Each circle consists of 20 pieces of tape.  I’ve purposely made the web a little off centre so it isn’t too perfect looking.

Once your tape is on the wall, just stick your yarn to it.  Do your straight lines first, then finish up with the draping part of the web starting with either the innermost or outermost circle.

For the first while it will look gross.  Unattractive.  Stupid.

Then as you continue on a magical thing will occur.  All of a sudden it will look rather good.  Rather large.  Rather impressive. Rather than cheap.


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42 Responses to Halloween Decorations
Wall Spiderweb

  1. Janet says:

    That is AWESOME!

  2. This post is just in time (I’m finally getting around to decorating!). I’m going to try putting one in the window :)

  3. Jules says:

    I don’t know what it looks like in real life, but it is really impressive in the photo! This is the best web I’ve seen posted yet.

  4. That is brilliant! And so huge. I had no idea until you showed the shot of it taking up the huge wall.

    Imagine if you came down to breakfast one morning and there was a real spider on it…

  5. magali says:

    Yesterday I made a small Halloween wreath inspired by yours from last year. :)

  6. Nicole says:

    Looks fantastic!

  7. Rose says:

    Hey Karen,

    Have you seen those little adhesive photo squares at the Dollarama? However, I think that the colour is off-white sort of. Not so great for this project I guess. I was just thinking of less labour intensive than cutting the foam tape.
    Anywho, great project!!! Now to get over my fear of spiders.

  8. Karen says:

    You are so creative. I really enjoy reading your blog everyday…(email subscriber) I had to forward your spiderweb to my halloween crazy sister. I think she will love it. Come visit me at http://www.thecelerystock.blogspot.com Would love to see you there.

  9. jane says:

    you are a goddess of awesomeness!

  10. Alice says:

    Much nicer than your previous attempt at yarn wall art!

  11. Brenda j says:

    PERFECTION!!

  12. Clare says:

    Oh, I love this. Like Magali, I also just made a wreath inspired by the one you made last year. I am completely new to Halloween, having just moved to the States from Australia. We don’t celebrate Halloween in Oz. As a complete Halloween virgin, I had no idea how to do Halloween.

    In my neighborhood, I am surrounded by cutesy pumpkins and happy scarecrows, and fluffy, friendly-looking spider decorations, which are perfectly nice if you like that sort of thing, but I was struggling with the idea of having to put them on my porch. I am more of a Morticia kind of girl … zombies, skulls, and lots of black I can do, cutesy pumpkins not so much!

    So I am supremely grateful for finding your Halloween crafts, because it turned Halloween from being something I was dreading, into something I am actually enjoying. It may even become my favorite celebration …

    • Karen says:

      Clare – I’m with ya. I like the real skulls and creepy stuff and making it look kindda elegant. Definitely prefer it to cutesy. ~ karen!

    • Shauna says:

      I am in total agreement. I can appreciate the cutesy in other people’s yards, but not mine. We have full size skeletons having a party in our cemetary/yard with gravestones and dripping blood and gargoyles and skull heads. My 3 year old son loves it, especially the dripping blood:)

  13. How stinking cute is that…..this is fabulous…you rock….

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Gloria! I have to admit, this one is a particular favourite of mine too. The best ideas are always the ones that you don’t have to think of but just come to you in a shot! ~ karen

  14. Susan says:

    Karen of course I loved the large, impressive, cheap web…but my attention is drawn to the lovely stack of fire wood beneath the web. How do you have it inside without the mess and/or bugs? I love the look, just fear the ick…
    Susan

    • Karen says:

      Susan – We generally bring enough wood in for one or two nights. And yes. There’s the odd roly poly bug in with the wood, but they don’t seem to venture away from the wood so they just end up getting thrown into the fire with the wood. I actually feel guilty and sad about this, but … not enough to rescue all the bugs off the wood. Normally our wood is in a big wicket basket which keeps the mess to a minimum, but for the picture it looked better out of the basket. Occassionally we stack it in the bookcases on either side of the fireplace, too. ~ karen!

  15. Laurie says:

    Clare, I am so with you. Raul Julia would have wanted it in black, (and with elegance Karen!)
    but my mom never let me put tape on the walls (that foam poster tape, the worst!) How do you remove it and preserve your walls?

    • Karen says:

      Laurie – The tape isn’t pushed onto the wall with all my might, the pieces are tiny and they’re only up for a week or two, so they just come right off. No harm to the walls. ~ karen

  16. Adorable and inexpensive a win, win especailly for holiday decor that doesn’t stay up for long. thanks for sharing:)

  17. Erica says:

    That is great, I love the scale of it. I can’t wait to have more time and do it next year. Also, where can i gat a haunted skull that will watch my guests walk around like the one on your table? Very creepy how it was always looking in your direction!

  18. cheri says:

    I’m always delighted and smiley after I read your posts. I want to be your neighbor.

    I went back and looked at you past pumkin art and was ALMOST inspired to try one myself!!

    Cheri

  19. Chris M says:

    That’s really awesome!

    I wish us South African’s supported Halloween more, looks like it’s such a blast overseas!

    • Karen says:

      Chris – Halloween gets more and more popular here in North America every year. Even just 10 years ago, people didn’t decorate to the extent that they do now. :) ~ k!

  20. lori says:

    i would not put it in my house but maybe the front door.. then i would use the back door to come in/out of or the garage without looking at it. I could possible do the web but definitely not the spider,someone else would have to put it up and take it down. Still love the idea. lol

  21. Ashley says:

    Golly, Karen, this is such a fun decoration. I wasn’t planning on decorating this year, being a bit broke (just bought my first house). But I’m not going to be able to resist doing a big ol’ decoration for such a small price.

    Please tell me you’re going to do some bargain Christmas decorations, too. My parents are coming, and “litterbox sheik” is just not going to go over well with them, I fear.

  22. karenagain says:

    Ewww. I love it Karen. Reminds me of Charlotte’s Web.

    Oh,oh…That reminds me. I have the back yard decorated with ravens and rats. My next door neighbour’s grandson (he’s two) came over to look the other day and when he saw one of the mean aweful fanged rats he said, “Awwww, nice piggy” and petted it on the head.

  23. i think large removable zots would be good, clear and easy to remove.

  24. theresa keating says:

    Love your ideas! My new favorite halloween decoration was inspired by your glass garden orbs. I filled one with blue christmas lights and put a motion acivated witches head next to in one of my planters. When you walk past it the witch says “come to my crystal ball my pretty”!! I’ll have to post a pic soon. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  25. Steff says:

    you are delightfully crazy, and this post cracked me up. Vahse! :D Nice job on the webbing, will give it a try. Looks just about frightening enough to get my seal of approval, in my arachnophobic case a sleepless night…

  26. Tigersmom says:

    “Eccentric sounds more impressive than nutjob”

    (Insert snarky Beevis and Butthead laugh here)

    Love it!

    And it’s true!

    • Karen says:

      Tigersmom – I plan to be eccentric until I hit 80. Then I’m just going all out for nutjob. ~ karen

      • Tigersmom says:

        I always planned to pretend to be senile at an early age just so I could get away with shit!

        The joke may be on me because…um, what were we talking about?

        You are marvelously eccentric and “nutjob” is one of my favorite words. There is no mistaking it’s meaning.

        Also, I forgot to compliment you on the very cool spider web. I, too, cannot do cutesy decorations and normally only decorate for Christmas with things that are not perishable (as in Easter Eggs or pumpkins) and require an entire closet to store, but this web I could do.
        Thanks again

  27. Anna says:

    You totally crack me up girl!! I love this, gonna do it this year!! Thank you for the great idea and pics!

  28. Laura Bee says:

    Loved this when you first posted it. I have to do this this year! There’s nothing on my walls now because it’s all packed up for our move. :) And I need to replace the fall sunflower on my black burlap wreath you inspired. Add more crows & maybe a spider or skull…

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