If you can't wait for pumpkin lattes, sweater weather and all the ghosts and goblins roaming your neighborhood, then it must be time to start your autumn decorating.
Begin with this quick DIY giant spiderweb on your front porch that's sure to catch a few oohs and aahs from your neighbors. All you need is a staple gun and a roll or two of clothesline to add some fall fun and whimsy to your home decor.
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After this tutorial, you'll be set to load your Halloween spiderweb with all sorts of creepy, crawly arachnids!
Things You'll Need
100-foot roll of clothesline or washing line (or more if you need a gigantic web)
1. Shape your clothesline spiderweb
To create the radial lines of the web, construct an "X" by stapling the ends of the clothesline to each of the four corners of the area you'd like to use. Create more radial lines by stapling the ends of the clothesline to the center-top and center-bottom and across the center sides.
2. Tie a knot for your big spiderweb
Secure the clothesline in the center where all the cords intersect by using the end of the roll of clothesline to tie a knot. Trim the end but leave the cord attached to the roll of clothesline. You'll use it to make the spiral lines of the web.
3. Add spiral lines to your web
To create the spiral lines of the web, start in the middle where you tied the knot and wrap the roll of clothesline around each radial line, going a little farther out each time you go around the web. When you get to the outside end of your web, just tie a knot to secure it. That's all there is to it.
You're sure to catch some autumn fun in this gigantic front porch web. This simple decorating idea looks so realistic, you're sure to attract garden spiders and human admirers alike. When they pass by, remember to call out a happy Halloween!