“Samhein”, as the Celts once called it, or Halloween as we know it today – the festival of horror is celebrated worldwide and awaited with great impatience by young and old. Originally, the 31st of October was always the end of the summer and the beginning of the Winter Kingdom, because the natives of Northern Europe knew only two seasons. Today we celebrate Halloween in the midst of golden autumn. Exactly when the foliage turns gorgeous in red and gold and the air gets fresher and wetter. It is without doubt one of the biggest highlights of this season not only when it comes to celebrations, but also to decorate.
Halloween time is craft time
Today we do cobwebs ourselves and how to create a spooky Halloween atmosphere very quickly with little time and money. The catchy creepy-crawlies, which we all know and either hate or love, clearly belong to a successful one Halloween decoration to. Especially their networks enchant every single ambience in no time and breathe it spooky. It is therefore not surprising that many of us would like to make cobwebs for Halloween, and in all its variants.
A spider web made of yarn is very easy and fast to tinker
Luckily, spider webs can be made from many different materials. Cotton, old fabric, plastic, paper or yarn – depending on your preference and availability, you can find the most suitable material for yourself. We have decided here for yarn and cords and would like to offer you three simple DIY instructions for cobwebs themselves, which you can follow step by step in text and image here.
Spider webs make themselves step by step
Basically, you need very few materials and tools for the three DIY projects that you already have at home. Stay with us and take a look at everything. Maybe you can already see your walls or the garden with spider webs on the coming day Halloween feast adorn. The editorial team wishes you lots of crafting fun and a good luck!
DIY spider web of white yarn
All you need is yarn in white or, if you wish, in a different color, scissors and Tesafilm. Ah yes, and best take a larger table as a work surface, as shown below.
The required materials and tools
First place the desired length of yarn across the table
Fix the two ends with Tesafilm
Then place a second thread crosswise at the first
Then cut a much longer thread from the yarn and press it into a ball
Then knot one end to any axis and then start working on the spider web
Always make one knot at each point where the threads intersect
Slowly one after the other, your cobwebs are created for Halloween
Successively add a few axes to it, as you can see here
All that remains now is to put the spider on it and … voilà!
This spider web is very similar to the first. The difference here is more the color of the yarn as well as the working surface during weaving. This way of making a spider web yourself is almost the same as using spiders in nature. The whimsical creatures attach the first thread at one point and then weave one after the other to the opposite end of the spider web. Then they return to the center of the cobweb and again and again to the next end.
Original Halloween wall decoration with bats and cobwebs
The spiders on it look pretty realistic
Important here is the knot technique
Built up in this way, the spider web made of yarn looks very authentic
The dark purple color is the perfect contrast to the white wall
If you need a large spider web for the garden, this crafting idea is the perfect one for you. Here is a large artificial spider for the ultimate scary effect. You can also wrap little dolls or toys in white fabric and put them on the net – for an even more gruesome effect.
Halloween can come with such a scary spiderweb in the garden
You need these materials and tools for your DIY project
As a base for a smaller spider web such a tree would be just perfect
First make a loop from a smaller piece of string and tie it to the tree
Then pull the cord through the loop and attach each of the ends to the floor with a pin
So the first triangle of the spider web is finished
You can still make one, two or more triangles in this way
Successively connect the longer pieces of string across with smaller ones, as shown below
It could soon look like that in your garden
Here you also need a fluffy spider
And a lot of great ideas for home-made cobwebs for inspiration