Outdoor Spider Web
I know I keep talking your ear (writing your eye??) off about this Halloween party I am having this weekend but that is just how I roll. I get an idea and I like to run with it as far as I can with as little money as possible.
I wanted to find something to do to decorate the front that would have some impact but not be all super expensive or anything. I had some white yarn and I was thinking a spider web but didn’t know how possible it was, but after some searching, I saw that a few other people had done something similar so I decided to give it a try!
All we used was a few nails and some yarn, but a ladder and a hammer are helpful too. Since the ladder is involved, so is the hubby, I am not a fan of the ladder.
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First I started with five long strings, I stretched them diagonally from the far left corner of the roof to the far right corner of the side yard. The rest were spaced out until I got to the right side which was stretched to the left side. We added nails to the inside of the overhand and tied the yarn around and I also tied the other end around another nail and tapped that into the ground (because our front yard is such dense clay it is one step below concrete. Don’t worry about lining up the strings to all cross at the same point, that is the next step.
I just cut a shorter string and tied up all the strings together to make them meet in the same spot and stay that, I later trimmed the excess but I thought it would help you visualize.
Then I started making the webs, each circle is it’s own piece of yarn and I tied it onto one of the strings and then wrapped it around each of the other strings until I got back to the first one and then tied the end. All the extra pieces get trimmed in the end.
Add a couple more.
And more. In the end I thought I would use the scraps to add a few more that didn’t go all the way around to make it look a little more natural. Well, as natural as a yarn web can be I guess.
We are getting there!!
How do you decorate outside?
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