Trash Bag Spider Webs

Dramatic, inexpensive and, best of all, these Halloween decorations are made from materials already in the house.
Trashbag Spider Web Beauty Shot

Trashbag Spider Web

Dramatic, inexpensive and, best of all, this trashbag spider web decoration is made from materials already in the house.

By: Jessica Jones
Related To:

Materials Needed:

  • black plastic trash bags
  • scissors
  • clear tape

Trim Garbage Bags

Begin by laying a trash bag out flat. Trim off the sides and bottom so you're left with two big rectangles of plastic. Cut each piece into an approximate square (eyeballing it is fine). Fold one of the squares in half diagonally to form a triangle. Fold that triangle in half two more times. This is slippery stuff, so use a few pieces of tape to fasten the layers together on the loose side. It will help hold the shape together when you're cutting. If any of your tape pieces end up on the web itself after you've cut it out, remove them before unfolding.

Alternative: Make a Stencil

If winging it makes you nervous, use a black Sharpie to sketch some guides on the plastic: Draw a "stem" from the folded point out to the end of your triangle. Then sketch some scallops that come off the stem. With scissors, cut out the negative shapes and unfold your web. Tape several webs together and add extra strips of plastic to connect them, if you like.

Trashbag Spider Web Alternative

Trashbag Spider Web Step 3

If winging it makes you nervous, use a black Sharpie to sketch some guides on the plastic: Draw a "stem" from the folded point out to the end of your triangle. Then sketch some scallops that come off the stem. With scissors, cut out the negative shapes and unfold your web. Tape several webs together and add extra strips of plastic to connect them, if you like.

Next Up

Adult Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Medusa

Strike a pose this Halloween with a mystical Medusa look. It will take about 30 minutes and a combination of cream and everyday makeup to transform into the mythical figure.

Make a Kid's Dinosaur Costume From a Zip-Up Hoodie

You only need basic sewing skills to make this easy, inexpensive dinosaur costume. It's so comfy that kids big and small will want to wear it long after Halloween.

Kid's Halloween Costume: Ice Cream Cone

Your trick-or-treater will have a license to chill in this clever homemade costume that uses craft store supplies and white tights to transform them into a giant soft-serve cone.

Kids' Craft: Witch's Hat or Black Cat Halloween Headbands

Turn plain headbands into fun Halloween party favors and costume props with card-stock cat ears or a tiny witch's hat.

How to Make a Haunted Terrarium for Halloween

Add a little Halloween "spirit" to your kitchen counter. All you need is a large glass jar, basic craft supplies and a little imagination. This easy project is perfect to do with kids, they'll love coming up with ideas for spooky details.

How to Make a Halloween Applique Pillow

This oh-so-cute felt pillow requires basic sewing skills and will bring a handmade touch to your Halloween decor.

Pet Halloween Costume: Little Ladybug

Disguise your pup in a cute ladybug Halloween costume you can create in under an hour using basic craft materials and a no-sew method.

Kid's Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Frankenstein's Daughter

Turn your tween into a fashion-forward teenage Frankenstein for Halloween using our easy-to-follow makeup tutorial.

How to Make Peekaboo Pumpkins

Create a spooktacular vignette of peeking pumpkins using miniature gourds and a variety of inexpensive bowls and lidded dishes.

Halloween Party Game: Pumpkin Pickin'

Entertain Halloween trick-or-treaters or partygoers of all ages with a handmade game of chance that can be refilled with candy or small trinkets to keep the fun going.
More from:

Halloween Ideas

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows.

Live Stream HGTV Now

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.