{Easy} Yarn Spider Webs

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays
I like the creepy decorations best
and
what's more creepy than the thought of
gigantic spiders!?
Here is an easy way to make spider webs with yarn
We made one last year before I started the blog
and 
it was so fun I decided to make them every year
Here's how I make them:
Find the location where you want to place the web
Figure out the length of yarn you need for the base strings
decide how many strings you want to use
(in the above picture I used 9 strings)
Tie a knot at the end of the strings
Secure your base strings to your location
We've used tape, tying off, and staples
I like to start my spiral in the middle
(my hubby started the black web from the outside)
Tie off a length of yarn in the middle 
and
 just start weaving a sprial
Go over and then under
Tighten the yarn around your base strings
Keep going until you have your desired spiral
This is on our back porch
The web is about 6' tall and 9' wide
We made another one with white yarn
Tied it off onto our stairs out front
 and created an asymmetrical web
I like the webs with off-center middles
and
a lot of angles
Look at the cool shadow it makes!
 A simple way to get into the holiday spirit!

Here is another (FANTASTIC) variation of a simple yarn spider web
by Dana at Made
(which is an amazing blog)





6 comments:

  1. Real Cool! We've been creating a lot of spider webs too! Love this yarn one and thanks for the link to the "MADE" tutorial!

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  2. i love the shadows they create! those would be fun to use to put paper underneath and trace them!

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  3. Melissa, isn't the Made blog awesome! I only just discovered Dana through Toddler Approved, now I'm hooked! BTW, I loved your glue webs!

    Andie, that's a great idea to trace the shadows! Wonder if my oldest would like to do that, only one way to find out! :)

    Thanks for stopping by you two!

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  4. I love this. You are a good spider web designer. I really like the asymmetrical one under the stairs. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Hope you come back again tomorrow! I love all your ideas.

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  5. I loved these on Made and thought about doing some. Now I'd just rather look at yours :) Thanks for saving me all of the work. They look amazing!! Thanks for sharing this at our Best of October link up!

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  6. Wow, how awesome is that? I bought that webby stuff from the dollar store this year, but next year I am for sure tying my own web. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

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