Halloween Spider Web: Make your Halloween party spooky with these realistic spider decorations and fake cobwebs! To give your home a creepy look, cover everything in cobwebs and leave a few eight-legged friends around to scare your guests!
Our giant Halloween spider webs are a favorite Halloween decoration at our house. You wouldn’t guess what they are made of. Would you give up now? We’ll tell you what it is. We will show you how to make giant Halloween spider webs that will look great in your yard or house. Check out our Halloween DIYs and Decor for more spooky ideas.
What Supplies You’ll Need For Giant Halloween Spider Webs
- Beef Netting – I ordered the beef netting years and years ago from Trenton Mills. And unlike a lot of the other store bought spider webs, these spider webs last year after year after year. We have had these webs for at least 5-7 years.
- Scissors, box cutter or X-acto knife
- Staple gun, landscape staples if decorating outside
- Mini command strip hooks if you’re decorating inside
Cutting The Beef Netting To Create The Spider Web Effect
To make spider webs, unroll and cut your desired length of spider webs. The beef netting will still be in a tube shape and will need to be cut lengthwise to create a flat panel.
It’s easiest to create the spider web effect on netting by stretching it tight and cutting holes in it. Cut small slits in the beef netting with a box cutter. Begin small. You can always enlarge the openings later.
Due to where we were hanging the webs, this was not an option for us. We instead cut most of the holes in the netting before hanging it up, then added some extra ones afterward. Don’t worry about it looking perfect. The different rips, tears, and different sized openings give each spider web its unique appearance.
Hanging Spider Webs Outside
If you’re hanging them around your trees outside, we suggest using a staple gun to attach the web to the tree. Make sure you roll a small section of the web then staple to prevent the material from tearing and not staying put.
Landscape staples can be used to extend the web farther into the yard from the tree and create a much more dramatic effect. Put the landscape staple through the spider web or tie the end of the web to the landscape staple. To me, it’s much easier and quicker to just poke the staple through the end you want to secure and push the staple into the ground.
Hanging Spider Webs Inside
If you’re hanging them indoors, I suggest using these Command Decorating Clips to secure them to the walls and ceiling.
It’s easy to remove these mini command clips from your walls or ceilings, so you won’t damage the paint.
Whether you hang the Halloween spider webs inside or outside, they will make a huge impact. When you’re ready to take down your spider web decorations, make sure that they’re completely dry before storing them.
For Halloween costume inspiration check out some of our DIY Halloween costumes