Create a spider web out of rope and knots that can be used both indoors and out. Hang it in a doorway or make a giant web for the yard. Add a few fake spiders for a spooky and realistic look.
Things You'll Need
- Rope or yarn
- Masking tape
- Fake spiders
The supplies needed will depend on how large of web you want to make and where you set it up. For smaller versions, tape it to a poster board or wall. For larger versions, tie the ropes directly to trees or poles. You can also use lawn stakes to secure it to the ground.
Step 1: Criss-Cross the Rope
Knotted spider webs can be made as small or large as you want. An easy way to make a smaller version is to use a poster board as the frame. Cut 2 pieces of rope about twice the size of the poster board. Criss-cross them with a knot in the center and secure to each side with tape.
Step 2: Tie a Knot
Start the web by tying a knot a few inches up from the center.
Step 3: Create a Diamond
Working clockwise, create a diamond shape by tying a knot on each of the crossed pieces. Cut the rope when you finish each shape and start the next one with a new piece.
Step 4: Create Two Additional Diamonds
Tie another knot above the first diamond and work clockwise to create a second and third diamond.
Step 5: Add Support Ropes
Add 4 long support ropes by tying a knot to the center and then to each section moving diagonally. Tape each end to the edge of the board.
Step 6: Knot Clockwise
Continue to knot clockwise until you reach the edge of the board. Once it’s complete, you can remove the tape and hang it in a corner or doorway.
Step 7: Create a Large Web
You can also create a large web directly on a fence, wall or between trees.