Wall Sized Halloween Spider Web.

Grab your yarn and two sided tape, it’s time to make the MASSIVE spider web of your Halloween decorating dreams. Or nightmares I supposed in this case. 

Wall sized Halloween spider web on living room wall behind taupe sofa.

Skip right to the tutorial.

I did this MASSIVE Halloween spider web years ago and it’s still one of my favourite Halloween DIYs even though it doesn’t feature my all time favourite creepy dolls or black feathers.  I like it because it’s cheap, it’s easy and bigger is always better unless you’re talking about bunions or bills.

Light grey fuzzy wool on white background.

All you need is some yarn and some two way tape.  Just the cheap stuff from the Dollar Store. You don’t want anything that’ll stick to your walls indefinitely unless you have a real affinity for spider webs.  Spiderwebs?  I really have no idea which is the right way to spell it. 

White two way foam tape on white background.

 

Now, I said this is cheap and easy, which it is, but it does take a bit of time so grab a pot of coffee, bottle of wine or a bucket of chicken and start sticking.

 

Massive Halloween spider web on white wall with huge spider.

How to Make a Halloween Spider Web

Just cut tiny pieces of 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.

A spider web consists of a series of straight lines, joined by loose circles.  Let’s get those straight lines done while you’re either a) still sober or b) not so filled with fat and crispy skin that you’re dizzy with nausea.

 

DIY spider web on wall running fro floor to ceiling over a stack of wood.

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 dog’s butt.

Rather impressive for about $2 isn’t it?

$1 for the yarn at the Dollar Store, $1 for the two way tape.  A cheap Halloween DIY doesn’t have to look cheap.  It can look GRAND and impressive.  If you need to go out and buy the spiders, that’ll set you back another dollar or two.  I know, I’m sorry.  I should really try to keep these crafts within everyone’s budget, but sometimes you just have to go for it.  Ya know?  The addition of the spiders will bring the running total for this up to about $4. 

Spider Web Tips

  • 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.
  • To make a realistic spider web make  7 circles which get smaller and smaller towards the centre.  Each circle will consist of 20 pieces of tape.  
  • 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. Don’t worry about it.  Soldier on.
  • Then as you continue on a magical thing will occur.  All of a sudden it will look rather good.  

Halloween Wall Spider Web

Halloween Wall Spider Web

Yield: 1 spider web
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Make a MASSIVE spider web for your wall this Halloween. 'Cause you're a grown up and you can make a massive spider web if you want to. If you're a kid making this without your parent's permission, don't worry - I won't tell on you.

Materials

  • 1 ball of yarn
  • 2 sided foam tape or clear two sided tape
  • Large and small fake spiders

Instructions

  1. Cut a good amount of two way tape into tiny squares. You'll need around 150 squares to make a very large web.
  2. Stick your tape to the wall, making circles as you go. Use 20 pieces of tape per circle.
  3. Continue making circles until you have 7 of them.
  4. Pull out a long string of yarn and start sticking your straight lines of your web onto the wall, crossing them all in the centre.
  5. Starting either from the outside or the inside, make your loose circles, letting the yarn hang a bit.
  6. When your circles are done add your spiders and you're done.

Notes

  • Foam tape will remove from your walls the easiest but it blends the best with white walls. You can use regular 2 way tape but it's harder to remove from the wall afterwards. Do a test first. 
  • Cutting the odd strand of yarn and leaving it to hang will make your web look even better.
  • Because of this, if you make a mistake and have to patch your web it'll also look better. Like a real spider web that's been repaired.
  • For the first while it will look gross.  Unattractive.  Stupid. Don't worry about it.  Soldier on. A magical thing will occur.  All of a sudden it will look rather good.  Rather large.  Rather impressive. (Rather than cheap.)

 

If you’re out of money, out of ideas or out of time this little Halloween project will make a rather large, rather impressive decoration. Rather nicer than a bunion.

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Make a MASSIVE wall spider web for your Halloween party. Or you know, just for yourself because you\'re cool like that - a Halloweenie. All you need is string, two way tape and a spider.

53 Comments

  1. Kat says:

    I had a very large fake spider for a while.

    First I used it to scare the bejesus out of my third grade teacher by leaving it in her chair. (LOL!!)

    Later dad glued it on top of a ball cap and wears it for Halloween.

  2. Tina says:

    Lovely directions for a spider web but what about making the spider?

    I’m thinking about doing a massive spider and web on the front of my house!

    • Karen says:

      Oh! You could easily do that with a big styrofoam ball and wire or something. ~ karen!

      • Dawna says:

        When I was young, my mother would make a huge web out of black crochet thread for our front porch, and she made spiders out of ‘bumpy‘ chenille wire that she would attach to the web. I remember our house being quite popular on Halloween, but that may have been due to her homemade oatmeal cookies.

  3. Vikki says:

    I LOVE this idea. Heck, I might leave it up longer than Halloween. (what’s wrong with a Christmas spider?!?)
    Hey…..how about an Easter spider!!!!

  4. Mandy says:

    Im trying to teach homeless young mother to make recycle halloween decoration simple ideas also cheap halloween hand made decorations 2 make please anyone. Dont have to be just recycling tips

    • Karen says:

      Just type halloween into the search bar under the picture of me holding the fish Mandy and several of my Halloween posts will come up, most of them inexpensive ~ karen!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I prefer the term nut job to be honest…says it all really…lol

  6. oscar says:

    Awesome!, thanks!

  7. e.scobey says:

    Love this idea…gonna steal it fo-sho….

  8. 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…

  9. Anna says:

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

  10. 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

  11. Steff says:

    you are delightfully crazy, and this post cracked me up. Vahse! 😀 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…

  12. 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!

  13. Erin {i can craft that} says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  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. 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!

  20. corporate interior design says:

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

  21. 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

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. 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:)

  25. Brenda j says:

    PERFECTION!!

  26. Alice says:

    Much nicer than your previous attempt at yarn wall art!

  27. jane says:

    you are a goddess of awesomeness!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Nicole says:

    Looks fantastic!

  31. magali says:

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

  32. 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…

  33. 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.

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

  35. Janet says:

    That is AWESOME!

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