Making a homemade spider web decoration for Halloween can be done with a few simple materials, such as rope, needle and thread. Scale the spider web according to the specific spot where the project will hang. The technique used in creating this project is the same method a spider uses when making a real spider web. The materials necessary to create the homemade spider web project can be found in various craft and hobby stores.
Things You'll Need
- Tape measure
- Straight pins
- Needle size 22
- Embroidery thread
Measure and cut four pieces of rope 4 yards long for the "spokes" of the spider web, then measure and cut another length of rope 8 yards long. The rope should be no more than ½ inch thick and soft, so the needle may pass through it.
Fold the four pieces of 4 yard long rope in half, and tie them together in the middle, so there are eight spokes radiating from a center point. Spread the spokes out on a large, flat work area, such as a clean table or floor.
Place one end of the 8 yard long rope on a spoke about 3 inches from the center point, and spiral outward around the spokes. Give the rope a little slack between spokes so it hangs just slightly. Keep spiraling until you reach the end of the rope. Adjust the rope to make sure it ends on a spoke. Stick straight pins in areas where the rope and spokes intersect.
Thread a size 22 needle with embroidery thread that is the same color as the rope. Sew ten stitches into each of the areas with the straight pins and remove pins when done. Embroidery thread is stronger than regular thread to ensure the spider web holds together, and the size 22 needle is used because it’s large enough for the thread to fit through the needle’s eye.
Hang the spider web by tying the ends of the spokes on the outside of the web. The finished project can be hung between two trees, on the corner of a door frame or in any open space with solid sides.
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