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How to make - A giant yarn spider web for Halloween!

Looking for a Halloween craft? These giant spider webs will look great hanging from your walls throughout the Autumn and as a spooky decoration on Halloween night!

What you'll need:

  • Yarn - you can pick any colour for your spider web but we would recommend Buckingham coconut, available here from World of Wool
  • Scissors
  • Tape (use one that won't strip your wallpaper off!)

Here's what you do.

1. Pick the colour yarn that you would like to use
2. Then pick a spot for the web-indoors or outdoors. Ours goes from the window to the china cabinet, which allows the web to angle and pop out a bit. It adds good dimension, rather than laying flat against the wall.
3. Start by making the skeleton arms of the web.
4. Used double-strands of yarn and tape the ends to the wall and cabinet with simple scotch tape. Make an X, then make other criss-cross lines, and finally make a big vertical strand from the ceiling down. I did this one last so it could lay on the other strings and pop out (since it wasn't taped to a three dimensional object like the cabinet)
5. Next make the web rings...
6. Cut a very long strand of yarn for each section-longer than you think you'll need. Fold it in half and start the ring with a simple loop knot (or whatever fancy name it has). Then take the yarn around to each arm and simply loop it around. You don't need to tie knots-this is fast and easy. Don't try to be accurate and precise. It's better to look wonky here and there! When you get back around to beginning of the ring tie the end with a knot, cut off the excess, and start over on the next ring.
7. Continue the process to create as many rings as you like. For the very centre ring, I skipped every other web arm so the lines would look more angular and less like a circle.
8. And there you go! Giant yarn spider web!

Why not make a spider for your web, find out how below:

What you'll need:

  • Black yarn, our Clarence wool is perfect for this project, available here from World of Wool
  • 2 black pipe cleaners, available here from World of Wool
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard piece 1.5 x 5 inchesl
  • 2 googly eyesl
  • Glue

What to do:

1. Bend your piece of cardboard in half lengthwise. This helps with adding pipe cleaners later.
2. Wrap your yarn around the cardboard piece 75 times. You can go more or less times around, but this is best for this size of spider. Once you're done wrapping, cut off the yarn a few inches off of the ball. Let it hang, later it will get trimmed.
3. Cut each pipe cleaner in half, so you have 4 smaller halves. Slide them through the centre of the yarn ball, while it's still on the cardboard. You will want to thread them through one at a time.
4. Once all 4 pipe cleaner pieces are through, carefully slide it all off of the cardboard.
5. Bend 4 of the pipe cleaners to the left and 4 of the pipe cleaners to the right, top and bottom (see photo below).
6. Twist all 4 of the right side of pipe cleaners together 1-2 times. Twist all 4 of the left side of pipe cleaners together 1-2 times.
Once it is all twisted together, you can trim off the extra piece of yarn, don't worry, it will hold.
7. Bend each of the pipe cleaner ends in half, creating it's "legs".
8. Glue on 2 googly eyes to one side of the spider. Let him dry for an hour or so before playing.

Have fun hiding your little spooky spider for Halloween!

Source and photo with thanks to Make and Takes and Made Everyday

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