How to Make a Big Spider Web

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Make a giant spider web out of clothesline rope.
Make a giant spider web out of clothesline rope. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Make a giant spider web to decorate your yard or house for Halloween. Hang your web from outdoor trees, spread it over the surface of your lawn or attach it to your house to create a spooky atmosphere for trick-or-treating children or your Halloween party guests. Make your web from clothesline rope to create a light and flexible decoration that is easy to work with. You can even attach fake spiders to the giant web.

Things You'll Need

  • Clothesline rope
  • Measuring tape
  • Knife
  • White yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tent stakes

Measure three pieces of clothesline rope, each 10 feet in length, with a measuring tape. Cut the lengths of rope with a sharp knife.

Lay two of the clothesline ropes on a large flat surface in an "X" shape. Lay the third rope vertically down the center of the "X" shape. Adjust the ropes so that they cross each other at their centers.

Cut a 4-inch piece of white yarn with a pair of scissors. Wrap the yarn tightly around the centers of the crossing ropes. Tie the ends of the yarn together in a knot. Cut the tail of the yarn off.

Tie the end of the remaining clothesline rope to the center of the crossing ropes. Begin winding the rope counterclockwise in an outward spiral over the surface of the three ropes. Tie the end of the winding rope to the closest straight rope.

Cut multiple lengths of yarn, 4 inches in length. Tie a piece of yarn around each point where the winding rope crosses a straight rope. Cut the tails of the yarn pieces short.

Tie the top ends of the spider web to an outdoor tree, porch or roof. Tie the bottom ends of the spider web to tent stakes. Push the tent stakes in the ground to stretch out the web and secure it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tie fake spiders to web with yarn for further decoration.

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