How to Make Giant Spiderwebs for Halloween
The secret to great-looking Halloween spiderweb decorations? Beef netting — the kind butchers use to wrap meats. It easily stretches to cover any surface, and it's durable so you can use it year after year. Just don’t forget the giant spiders.
No ropes or knots are involved in making this Halloween decoration. Simply stretch and shape the netting to form your spiderweb. Beef netting is waterproof, so you can use it to cover a fence, the side of your house or wherever your imagination takes you. The type of spiders is up to you; go for the store-bought kind or try a DIY spider.
1. Determine Your Web Size
Measure the length of the space you want to fill with the spider webs. The beef netting comes in tube form. Roll out the length that you need and subtract a foot from the previous measurement. The netting looks best stretched tightly. Cut it away from the roll.
2. Fold and Cut
Lay the fabric netting flat on a surface. Find the fold of the seam on one side. Cut along this seam down the length of the fabric. The fabric will be 24” in width once it is cut along one side. Keep the fabric folded in half widthwise and fold it over itself a few times lengthwise. Cut small holes in random spots through all of the fabric. This creates the holes for the spider web effect.
3. Stretch and Install
We are installing a web on a fence. Cut holes where the webs will be installed. Stretch the fabric from end to end. The more you stretch it on the sides, the more realistic it will look. Once it is all stretched out, use the scissors to add more holes, more holes are better than less. You can also scrape the scissors across the surface to make runs in the fabric.
4. Add the Spiders
Add clip-on spiders or tie them onto the web using fishing line.