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This is a Picture Tutorial for a DIY GIANT Spider Web.  I will caution you that this will attract lots of Trick or Treaters, so be ready with lot's of treats.  Many people love to take pictures of their children at our tree so get ready for that too.  You will be the hit of the neighborhood!  One more cautionary note:  Be ready to do this every year.  One year we didn't put the web up and people wanted to know where it was, so be ready for that too.  *****Always be careful with anything electrical and use caution when piggy backing strings of lights***** 
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Here's a list of the supplies you will need to create this Super Fabulous Giant Spider Web!! 1. 9-12 boxes of 100 strand lights  2.cable ties  3.wire cutters  4.fishing line  5.light sensitive timer  6.4 wooden stakes  7.GIANT spider  8.hammer  9.ladder  10.outdoor extension cord  11.A BIG Tree  12.Your Imagination!!

Step 2: Preparing

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Plug in all your lights and make sure they work.  I don't care if they're new, sometimes they just don't work from the get go.  Save yourself the headache.  It only takes a second to check and can save you a ton of reworking the lights later.  Pound your 4 wooden stakes into the ground in an arc shape.  We have a semi-circle path to our front door that we use as a model.  Plug in your outdoor extension cord and bring it out to the tree.  Plug in your first set of lights and bring them through the center of your tree from the back.  We like to do this at dusk so we can see the lights are working and it's more FUN that way.

Step 3: Starting the Web

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Create your first spoke in the web by bringing the string down to the 3rd wooden stake.  Continue to wrap the light strings under the wooden stakes 2 and 1 to the left to create the bottom of the web.
audreyobscura11 months ago
Such a sweet idea! Great job.
Strikes My Fancy (author)  audreyobscura11 months ago
Thanks!!