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Giant Spider Web Halloween Decoration

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Each year I like to add something new to my Halloween decor. Decorations can be costly, so I love to make them myself. I always like to go for the biggest bang for my buck. With the help of my amazing husband, we created a Giant Spider Web that reaches from our roof down across the lawn.

How to create a giant spider web with clothesline. Includes step by step pictures and video tutorial to make the project easy.

Giant Spider Web Halloween Decoration

My kids were super excited to get in on the fun of this project by adding all the spiders. Our lawn is now totally decked out with our eight legged friends! Note: this post contains affiliate links, which means we will get a commission if you purchase one of these items at no increased cost to you.

Giant Spider Web Materials

Use a laundry line to create a giant spiderweb!

Giant Spider Web Tutorial Video

I have to admit the actual building of the spider web was much easier than I thought! It only took about an hour a half from start to finish. Half the battle was actually finding the ladder and choosing the exact location where we wanted to start the web from under the roof of our porch.

How To Make A Giant Spider Web

The first step is making a giant spider web is to make a large triangle. We attached our rope to stakes stuck them in the ground, and secured the knots with zipties.

This is the first step of the giant spiderweb!

After you create the triangle, your next step is to attach a rope down the middle. Make sure you are pulling and securing these TIGHT! If it is not tight enough, the ropes will begin to sag.

Giant spider web step two.

To complete the basic shape of the giant spider web, you will create an “X” with two ropes. This shape is the general outline for your web. Make sure all these ropes are tight and secure BEFORE you begin weaving!

This is the general shape for a giant spider web.

The next step is crucial. Double knot the rope tightly to the center “X”. Use a ziptie to make sure the rope is super secure. Once it is tight and taunt, you are ready to begin weaving. Simply weave a rope it in and out over the triangular shape that you built. As you weave, take a ziptie and secure the rope to the triangle base.

This is the outline of a giant spiderweb!

This secure knot is super important for our spiderweb!

When you finish weaving the rope around the web, you need to go back and cut off all the extra ends of the zipties to give it a clean look. I gave each one an extra tug to tighten it, and then cut.

We got a large spider from our local Halloween store, but we might actually try to make an even bigger one if we have the time!

Laundry line and zip ties are all you need to make a giant spider web Halloween decoration.

The kids added on a few small, plastic spiders to complete the look.

How to create a giant spider web with clothesline. Includes step by step pictures and video tutorial to make the project easy.

That’s it! We now have a giant spider web in our yard, and you can make one for your yard, too.

More Halloween Decoration Ideas

If you love to decorate with spider webs for Halloween, check out our trash bag spiderweb tutorial. If you want to add a glow to your Halloween decor, you can make milk jug ghosts.

You can use trash bags to make amazing Halloween decor! Trash bag spider webs are a fun and easy project. Cover your porch in spooky spider webs with this easy tutorial (step by step instructions and video tutorial).

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had two little ones; a 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old little girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.

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