How to Make a Giant Rope Spider Web for Halloween

Spook up your front porch with a super-sized spider web made from simple materials you can find at the dollar store.

September 23, 2020

Halloween Front Porch

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Design

Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Design

Materials Needed

  • removable all-weather adhesive hooks
  • white clothesline-style rope
  • large store-bought spiders (optional)

Create the Base

Start by stringing white cotton rope in an “x” formation. Secure removable hooks to a wall or porch rails and string rope in this pattern: top left, bottom right, bottom left, top right (Images 1-3).

Finish the Base

From the top right corner, bring rope to the top center and secure it with a hook (Image 1). Bring rope straight down to the bottom center and secure. Don't cut yet! String the rope to left-center, securing with a hook. Place two more hooks at the top, equally spaced between the existing three existing top hooks, then string the rope from left-center up to these two hooks, from left to right. Continue the pattern down to the right-center, then end at the bottom center, tying the rope onto the hook and snipping the excess (Image 2 & 3). To finish the web pattern, string another piece of rope horizontally from left-center to right-center, looping around the vertical rope in the middle, and tie it on the right hook, snipping off the excess (Image 4).

Spin the Web

To spin the center of the web, create a small octagon close to the center by looping the cotton rope around each of the web's eight "spokes" (Image 1). Tie and snip excess, then repeat with a second, larger octagon set about a foot out from the first. Finish it off with an extra-furry arachnid or two (Image 2).

Spook It Up

Pair your wicked web with other low-cost Halloween decorations like these cute ghosts made from wood planks.

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Photo by: Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Design

Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Design

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