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In this Instructable we are going to learn how to make a spider web!!
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Step 1: Materials!!

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For this instructable all you need is some yarn and a pair scissors. I used a blueish color for the yarn but you can use what you want.

Step 2: Basic frame

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First you want to start with a basic frame of one vertical length of yarn and one horizontal.

Step 3: Start weaving!!

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I started to weave the thread around in a spiral tying a overhand knot each time I got to one of the supporting strands.

Step 4: More supports!

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Me and my mom added more support strands at this part but you can add them earlier if you want to.

Step 5: Keep weaving...

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Keep weaving...

Step 6: Ya!!! Your done!!!

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You are now finished make your web!! Now go make a spider!!
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areamesm5 years ago
I've done this every year since 2004...great minds think alike.  attached is 2009's. it took at least 10 hours.  lots of complents too.
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bowmaster (author)  areamesm5 years ago

Cool. Looks like you did it with the big trees. We only have one tree in front of our house :-(.

it stretched from tree to tree and up high to the porch and side of the was a monster.  Thanks for the compliment!
bowmaster (author)  areamesm5 years ago
Dang, how much string did you use!?!
probably at least 600 feet
bowmaster (author)  areamesm5 years ago
Wow, that's alot of string! My web was only ~10 feet x 10 feet.
Lehmeier5 years ago
thanks for the instructable!  here is my spooky spiderweb....  the spider caught a little guy in its web...
Great and neat idea, I will definitely use it this upcoming halloween, last year i used gray duct tape on my garage to creat a spider web and it acutally came up nice. but I like this idea waaaay better
Toll Cool, very creative idea.
bowmaster (author)  TheLodgeShop3 years ago
Thank you.
mookiechan3 years ago
I have made similar ones "in" my house for years with thread... if you can find iridescent thread or pearl-ized thread, that type works the best for a more realistic look. The end of the thread can be applied to the wall with a dab of rubber cement so as to not damage the paint. once all you main structure is up let the RC dry and then continue with the inner web knotting each connection. Decorate with ring spiders (cut off ring), put some on the webs and some hanging from strings around the webs.
ralema693 years ago
Hey, thanks for the how-to! This was my 1st attempt. I bought very cheap white yarn, then after almost done, found the white rope/twine I was looking for. Hope this one holds up. Thinking of finding some glow-in-dark spray hopefully, see how that works. Thanks again!
wncranger4 years ago
Very cool idea! I was looking for something to add some atmosphere to a Halloween Party. Thank you!
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I thought this was a fun Site that instructed you how to make things, NOT an English lesson Site. Your sentence should have read: "Great job on how to make a realistic looking spiderweb, bowmaster. You've done a nice job explaining your project too. Thanks" I'm sure you can find a site where good grammar is the important thing. I didn't come here to learn English & I don't think you did either. Grat jobb on yorr spydur web frend*
If you're going to check GRAMMAR then look for the right group to do this with...and you MIGHT choose another word OTHER than "Natzi"...This is a word that is associated with something very bad, read your history books, and is shun in MOST parts of the world...a word that should be stricken from the books.

As for the Instructable...I think it's Great! I HATE spides but would Love to do this one across my yard!
If you're going to be a "Grammar Nazi", please spell "grammar" correctly. Thanks!
Great instructable!
bowmaster (author)  jessandstavro4 years ago
Thank you. I may be updating it in a few days when I get another one made with some mods.
this was so cool i just made on on my bathroom door(its midnight on nov.5.... can you say ADHD) lol awesome post! i'll have to make one next year
Jaelle5 years ago
Thanks, that's a great idea!. I had to try this, so I made two small ones (we didn't have enough space to make a big one), and as some black balloon exploded i used them to make the spiders...
sadiecoons5 years ago
THAT IS SOOOO COOL! im gonna make a big on my house. Thanks!
bowmaster (author)  sadiecoons5 years ago
Your welcome.
goodolpappy5 years ago
Nice Idea.  I did one years ago, but started with 2 pieces of 1" x 2", for top and bottom, so it can be easily removed and reused.  I hung the 1 x 2 by eyescrews to hooks placed on the house facia, and the other 1 x 2 on the porch floor, held in place by weights. (We have no porch raining!!!) Made the web, and after the "season"  onto the bottom 1 x 2, roll the web toward the top, and store.  This year, I'm considering spraying the web with UV glow paint, and using some flourescent UV's, making it "glow".   LL
bowmaster (author)  goodolpappy5 years ago
I'm going to get some Styrofoam bones to tangle in the web and make an egg sacks, big spider, etc.. I'll update it if I get the time to remake it this year.
a_traceur5 years ago

Hey its song worthy: Just keep weaving... keep keep weaving...
I'm gonna use sewing  string and catch all the little trick or treaters. :)

bowmaster (author)  a_traceur5 years ago
Good idea.
KnexFreek5 years ago
we have been making these in our yard for over 8 years now and i never thought to post it!!!!

this year ours is really nice! it is made with bright orange caution tape!
ill take a pic of ours this year, its 18 feet in length
gregory20005 years ago
I like it! Might have to put one up this weekend.  Thanks!
bowmaster (author)  gregory20005 years ago
Thank you.
dvaught55 years ago
Awesome!  and so Easy!  Great instructable!
bowmaster (author)  dvaught55 years ago
Thank you.
I'm gonna add the spiderwebs you find at the store to make it look more realistic
wu__ya5 years ago
YES!!!!!!! FINALLY!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Everyone has these glue gun and cotton ideas but you!! thank you soo much :D. I can finally put a web in my halloweeny room :D
bowmaster (author)  wu__ya5 years ago
Your very welcome.
canida6 years ago
Looks good! What are you attaching the strings to at the top of the porch? I presume you're just tying on to the railing below. I'm also thinking some glow-in-the-dark spraypaint could be fun...
wow now i really want to find some glow in the dark spray paint because all tho this would be an awesome application I have some that would be even cooler.
I did a very similar web this year. I painted it with a sponge brush & glow in the dark craft paint and placed a black light behind it.
bowmaster (author)  canida6 years ago
I tied the strings to some hooks that are used for hanging decorations.
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