fake spiderwebs. You can put up fake spiderwebs. Fake spiderwebs are the perfect way to add a touch of Halloween to shrubs, trees or porch railings. The trickiest thing about fake spiderwebs is using the appropriate amount for the surface you’re trying to cover. This web material stretches, stretches, and stretches some more, so it’s best to stretch it as far as it will go before cutting it to the ideal size.

Step 1: Stretch It to Full Length

Remove the fake spiderweb material from its packaging and unfold or unroll it to determine where its long ends are. Grab one end while a friend grabs the other, then stretch the piece out as long as it will go. There’s no need to stretch it to its full width yet.

Step 2: Trim to Desired Length

Figure out how long the piece needs to be by measuring the shrub or other object where you plan to put the web. Measure that same length on the fake spiderweb material and cut it using scissors. Start pulling the fake webbing out to make it wider, working your fingers through the material to make it thin enough to resemble spider webs.

Step 3: Securing the Fake Spiderwebs

Spread the fake spiderweb out over the area you wish to decorate. If covering a large area such as the top of a bush, get a friend to help. Tug at the webbing in different areas to make it look realistic as you set it in place. If hanging the webbing on wooden elements of your home, secure it with thumbtacks or even a staple gun. On shrubs, simply pull some of the plant sprigs through the webbing’s edge areas to ensure the webs stay put even during winds.

Step 4: Cut and Add More Webbing

Inspect the web-covered area to determine whether that spot needs another layer, as pulling the web too thin sometimes makes it hard to see from a distance. Cut another piece to the same approximate size and add it atop the first layer as needed. Feel free to just add the webbing near the first, or angle it in a different way to make it look like a second spider created a web in the same general area.

Step 5: Add Webs and Spiders

Continue decorating the area with fake spiderwebs in different lengths. If using them outdoors and expecting trick-or-treaters, place more webbing in areas they’ll see up close, such as exposed locations above porch railings. Pepper the area with tiny plastic spiders; if you have a bunch, the kiddos can take some home, too. Place oversized spiders atop the bushes, over or near their webbing, securing them in place with floral wire so they don’t blow away or fall. Choose one or two huge and extra creepy or cute fake spiders, then tie a piece of monofilament fishing line to either the head or back end. Dangle the spider from a highly visible location near one of the fake spider webs, securing the line with a loop tied around a plant hook, or by using a thumbtack. For even more Halloween fun, dangle a fake spider in the area above where you keep the Halloween goodies during trick-or-treat.

  • Fake spiderwebs
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks or staple gun with staples
  • Fake spiders in assorted sizes
  • Floral wire
  • Fishing line
  • Plant hook (optional)

Fake cobwebs are one of the easiest ways to add spookiness to your Halloween haunted house or party decor. Find some cool ways to decorate with fake spider webs and creepy cloth that will make your Halloween decorations look awesome and learn how to hang them so they look good. 12 ways to decorate with fake spider webs Spider webs are one of the easiest ways to add Halloween spookiness to your house or party. Everyone knows what it’s like to unknowingly walk through a spider web and have that creepy crawly feeling afterward. And just seeing spider webs is usually enough to remind people of that. Perfect for some creepy Halloween decor! I use 2 ways to create the look of cobwebs. The first is stretchy spider web, and the second is creepy cloth. So I’ll be showing you how I use each of them for my Halloween decor, as well as how to hang them so they look good. Here are my favorite ways to decorate with fake spider webs and creepy cloth.

1 | Pull stretchy spider web across the room

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Chandelier with fake spider webs pulled around it Pull stretchy spider web across the room Stretchy spider web is the stuff that comes wadded up in small plastic bags which you can get pretty inexpensively everywhere around Halloween. (You can buy it from Amazon HERE*, if they don’t have it in your local stores). Don’t let that small package fool you. It will stretch a long way.

How to make fake cobwebs look good

skull disco ball hung from a ceiling covered with stretchy spider web Stretchy spider webs need to be stretched really thin to look good I like to use it where you would normally see cobwebs in an abandoned house…close to the ceiling, around cabinets, bookshelves and light fixtures. However, to make it look right, you need to stretch it all the way out and tease the strands apart to prevent them from clumping. And when I say stretch and tease, I mean stretch until it won’t stretch any more and then make sure to pull any clumped strands apart. You should never need more than one bag of stretchy spider web to decorate a room.

How to hang spider webs

Pull it from one side of the room to the other, catching it on anything that will hold it for a more natural effect. The corners of light fixtures, book cases, curtain rods and kitchen cabinets work well. Velcro dots If you don’t have convenient places to hook the stretchy spider web on to, try using velcro dots*. You can stick them where you want them, stretch the spider web to it, and then put the other half of the velcro dot on top…it’s amazing how well they hold!

2 | Make your mirrors look creepy

Mirror with a few stretchy spider webs pulled across it Make your mirrors look creepy I just love the look of spider webs on mirrors. There’s something about seeing a reflection that’s broken up by the web that looks so spooky. You only need a tiny piece of stretchy spider web to do this. Mirror covered with fake cobwebs I hook one end around one corner of the mirror, and pull it down or across to the opposite corner. Then stretch it out to hook over the other two corners and let it go where it wants. Tease apart any clumps and you’re done. You’ll end up with different looks on every mirror.

3 | Decorate your chandelier

stretchy spider web around a chandelier decorated for Halloween with Spanish moss and skulls Using stretchy spider web around the chandelier in my dining room is another of my favorite ways to decorate for Halloween. Sometimes I’ll use it all by itself. A few strands pulled down from the ceiling look pretty effective. Other times I’ll add things to the chandelier (like skulls and Spanish moss). Then I’ll usually do a thicker cobweb look so that it doesn’t get overshadowed by the other decorations. Find out more about decorating your chandelier for Halloween.

4 | Make the spider web glow in the dark

Glow In The Dark Spider Web around a wall sconce Make the spider web glow in the dark For an extra twist, use some glow-in-the-dark spider web* with a black light*. The glowing spider web looks really cool when it’s all lit up.

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