What a Tangled Spider Web!

My neighbors and friends keep stopping by to ask about our new pet…Charlotte.  To be honest, I sort of winged the construction of this web when I started it on my porch last weekend.  The whole time I was thinking, I should be taking pictures because I might want to blog about this…but I wasn’t even sure how it would turn out.  Well, needless to say, we all LOVE her!

Sadly, I didn’t take any how-to pictures. This really didn’t work out for my friend, since her daughter begged her to make one at their house too. Back to the hardware store…and this time it was documented in a step-by-step guide!

Make Your Own Halloween Spider Web

Supplies to Make Your Own Halloween Spider Web

For my web I ended up using 200ft of clothes line, but here I only used 100ft. I also needed some ceiling hooks for this porch, but you may already have them for your hanging baskets.

Make Your Own Halloween Spider Web Supplies

Step-by-Step Guide to Make Your Own Halloween Spider Web


String one length of rope vertically, tying knots at both ends.

Make Your Own Halloween Spider Web - Vertical Rope

Before you tie the knots, you’ll need to burn the rope once it’s cut to prevent fraying!

Make Your Own Halloween Spider Web - Prevent Fraying


Tie another length of rope horizontally tying a knot at the center point.

Make Your Halloween Spider Web - Vertical Rope


With the remaining rope, tie another knot in the center and begin to tie tight knots as you circle around the horizontal and vertical ropes.

Tying Knots When You Make a Halloween Spider Web


Keep going and going and going! Don’t worry if it’s not perfect…spiders don’t seem to mind.

WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE! You might want to be a little more organized with the rope when you make your own Halloween spider web, just sayin’.

DIY Halloween Spider Web in Progress


Make it as BIG as you can covering as much of the horizontal and vertical rope as possible.

DIY Big Rope Spider Web for Halloween


Let’s move on to the vertical ropes. Starting from the center loop the rope around the connections you have already made and pull tightly. Repeat on all sides!

How to Make a Halloween Rope Spider Web

Check out the difference between the knots on the horizontal and vertical connections vs. the looping on the diagonal connection. It helps give you a little wiggle room to straighten things out when you are done!

Finishing Touches on DIY Halloween Spider Web

And here is the finished product! This spider is named SofandSam and if you look closely you’ll see he even has a little lunch on his web.

DIY Make a Spider Web

Now start your weaving…and remember “You are never more than three feet away from a spider”.

For a Spooky Good Time

Please join us on our Happy Halloween Pinterest board. Also, check out some of our other Halloween posts. Be sure not to miss the popular DIY Halloween decorations. Finally, nothing says Happy Halloween like pumpkin! How to bake a pumpkin, maple pumpkin pie spice pecanspumpkin recipes to please every palate, and our pumpkin bread recipe will appeal to pumpkin lovers far and wide.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2011 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.