I am terrified of spiders so it’s a bit ironic that I use them so much in my Halloween decorations. But, I suppose it makes sense that I try to keep the spider decorations limited to the exterior of the house because that is where spiders belong! 🙂
Last year, I added this spiderweb decoration to our door to make our entrance more festive for Halloween. I was looking to make something fun and appropriate for the holiday but did not want anything scary, since Lovebug is still pretty young. This spiderweb door decoration fit the bill perfectly! It was easy to make, is inexpensive and adds just the right combination of fun and Halloween fright that I was looking for. I think it turned out super cute and am looking forward to pulling it out next week!
1 package black pipe cleaners (I got the metallic kind to add some dimension)
Fake spider – I got mine at Dollar Tree
Happy Halloween Sign – optional (I printed mine on lime green paper and laminated it so it would survive any rain)
1. Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends so they are attached on one side.
2. Add another pipe cleaner, by twisting one end to the center where the two other pipe cleaners are attached.
3. Continue twisting in additional pipe cleaners until you have about 8-10 pipe cleaners, all attached at the center, creating an asterisk looking shape as the base of your web. (I used 6 here, but had to add more as I went along. So I recommend using at least 8-10 for the base.)
4. Once you have your base, take a new pipe cleaner and secure it to one of the stems of your base, about 1/2-3/4 inch away from the center.
5. Thread the pipe cleaner across the base and around the next stem.
6. Continue threading across the base and around the next stem, creating a bit of a curve in the pipe cleaner as you go along.
7. Once you get close to the end of the pipe cleaner, attach a new piece of pipe cleaner to the one you are threading around. Then, continue threading across the base and around each stem, spacing each new row of the web about 1/2 – 3/4 inch apart.
Here, you can see that I added to additional pipe cleaners to the base by threading it through the web. Also, note that creating a bit of a curve in between the stems makes the web look more realistic.
8. Continue threading additional pipe cleaners until you have reached the ends of the base
9. Create a hook for your spiderweb by adding a pipe cleaner shaped in a loop to the end of one stem of your base.
10. Arrange your spider in the web and add the “Happy Halloween” sign, if using.
NOTE: The spiderweb will be flat on a table, but will bow a little when it is hung. This will add some dimension and make it look more spiderweb like.
You’re done! A cute, inexpensive and quick project to make your door more festive!
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