outdoor spider web

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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12 Responses to Outdoor Spider Web

  1. Aimee October 18, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    This is so cool! I’m your newest “follower” I saw your comment on Someday Crafts and wanted to stop by to say hello! I’m newish to blogging in the “real” world. I hope you’ll stop by and “follow” me, too!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  2. Aimee October 18, 2011 at 1:31 am #

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  3. Aimee October 18, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    Wow! That’s so great ~ my kids would be so impressed!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  4. Lindsay October 18, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    You are so awesome Michelle! What a great idea! I love the huge spiderweb!

  5. lightly enchanted October 18, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    this looks amazing and so cheap and simple too. what a fab idea may well just try one of these :)

  6. Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life October 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Michelle! I love this!! So creative and unique :)

  7. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin October 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Wow! That is just crazy amazing!! Thanks for the visit and the follow @TheDedicatedHouse! It means the world!! Have a grand Tuesday! Toodles, Kathryn

  8. randomcreative October 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    This is so creative! And you’re right that it’s very inexpensive. I’m going to add it to my Pintrest DIY Halloween board. Thanks for sharing! It will be perfect for your party.

  9. Sam @ The Junk House October 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    That’s awesome…and huge! I love it! I thought it was just going to be a little spider web. Nope! If I wasn’t slacking on Halloween decorations this year, I’d definitely try this!

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by! Following you back!

  10. Mel the Crafty Scientist October 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    This is fun! I love it! I’m your newest follower - can’t wait to explore more of your blog! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  11. Kara @ Mine for the Making October 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    LOVE this idea!!! And it would go great with my spider web yarn wreath!

  12. Jill October 20, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    What a fabulous idea! You’ve got heaps more on your blog too - I’ve been enjoying looking around!

    Looking forward to working with you in November!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success