DIY Halloween Decoration: Spider Web

Spider Webs
  • Tape measure
  • 6 dowels, about 18" long
  • Flexible, plastic-coated coated wire (12 to 14 gauge; 150’ long)
  • Wire cutters
  • Tape (electrical, duct or masking will work)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Nails (optional)

Click here for our spider web diagram. 

Each web consists of three parts:

  • A) the hub,
  • B) the frame wires that extend out from the center and
  • C) the weft wires that weave frame wires together.

1. Choose location for web where it can be attached at top and one side; measure height and width.

2. Using these measurements, insert dowels into lawn to make a frame for weaving web. Insert another dowel halfway between upper and lower corner nails on right side; repeat on left.

3. Twist wire around hub dowel; extend it to upper right nail to create frame wire. Twist to secure. Cut, leaving several inches excess. Wrap tape around wire end. Repeat, connecting each remaining dowel to hub with wire.

4. Cut a 3' to 5' length of wire (anything longer is unwieldy ―if at any time you come to the end of a wire, twist it to a frame wire, tape it, and start a new piece). Twist one end around left frame wire, about 6" from hub. Bend wire in a curved shape, and loop it around next frame wire to right. Crimp it around the frame wire with needle nose pliers. Repeat for the remaining 3 frame wires. At final frame wire, wrap to secure, then trim weft wire.

5. Repeat, spacing weft wires about 6" apart. Keep adding wires until you reach end of frame wires. Cover exposed wire ends with tape.

6. Slip web off of dowels. Hang web using nails or duct tape.