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Reusable Spider Webbing

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Picture of Reusable Spider Webbing
Step 2 - Cut off the leg (at panty) and toe.JPG
Step 3 - Slit the leg to create a long section.JPG
Step 4 - Open cut section.JPG
Step 5 - Find a rough surface and distress the material.JPG
Step 6 - Stretch the material to create desired effect.  Each leg will easily cover a 2'x'2 section.JPG
Step 7 - Threads remain intact and can be moved and reused for many seasons.JPG
This technique not only allows one to recycle snagged pantyhose into a Halloween decoration, but also creates webbing that can be used for multiple Halloween seasons (since the material is difficult to breakdown)
annabel.4 years ago
 Great idea! Simple but very effective.
tiptap5 years ago
I love the fact that this can be used year after year. No more wasting my $$$ on the lousy skinny webbing that contributes to the trash!
tiptap5 years ago
I'm thinking this would be a great idea for my huge spider I display on my roof. I'm going to start scouring the planet for white panythose!
tiptap5 years ago
I like that this can be seen from far away!
kolowinter5 years ago
I've been looking for something other than yarn that looks like webbing from a distance. This is perrrrfect.
kolowinter5 years ago
I love this idea! Instead of buying the nasty webbing at the store I can actually reuse this from year to year!
hayesp5 years ago
What a fun way to add a spooky element to your Halloween decor while doing your part to reduce, reuse and recycle. I love it, thanks!
Great idea. Will save torn hose for next Halloween's display, my favorite holiday. Go Green!
chazman15 years ago
a great way to use torn stockings!!!
Most original idea and useful idea I've seen in a long time
Boy! Pantyhose are so expensive, it's great to find a second use for them! Now I'll start thinking of other uses.
trynosky5 years ago
These webs last much longer than the webbing bought in stores.
MKM5 years ago
Finally my ruined pantyhose have a "green" use.
Meier5 years ago
Where was this a month ago when I was setting up my Halloween display. I could have saved SOOOO much money. Thanks for such a terrific idea.
kcli (author) 5 years ago
Excellent! Great use of hose which tend to run and end up landfilled before a second "useful" life. I'll start hitting my wife up for cast offs! Thanks.
That is really a great idea!! Thanks!
kcli (author)  PaHalloweenFreak5 years ago
Thanks for the encouragement! Because this was my first instructable, I didn't realize a slide show only allows one step. Perhaps this will be useful for others.... Step 1: Find a pair of useless white pantyhose Step 2: Cut off the leg (at panty and toe) Step 3: Slit the leg to create a long section Step 4: Open the cut section Step 5: Find a rough surface and disctrss the material Step 6: Stretch the material to create desired effect. Each leg will easily cover a 2'x2' section Step 7: Threads remain intact and can be moved and reused for many seasons.
joni winn5 years ago
I can't wait to finally have a good use for all my pantyhose! These will be the envy of every spider!
ldobbels5 years ago
Great idea, thanks for sharing
ccbarrett5 years ago
FANTASTIC - VERY CLEVER!!!!