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Creepy-Crawly Spider Web

Welcome Halloween guests with a spider web that's sure to add a little fright to your front door.  

Creepy-Crawly Spider Web

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Lighter


  • 7/16" x 100' white braided rope
  • 4" cable ties
  • #17 x 7/8" wire brads

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Step 1

door spider web illustration

Plan how the spider web will cross your front door. Make sure the door will still open, the end ropes won't create a tripping hazard, and the ropes won't hit anyone in the face.

Step 2

Mark where two web strands can crisscross in an X shape, and then lightly hammer in wire brads 1/4" into the edge of the door or window trim at the ends of the planned X. Press one rope end onto the head of the top nail, and stretch it to the opposite brad. Cut the rope to length. Use a lighter to melt the cut end to prevent fraying, and press that end onto a brad.

Step 3

Repeat with a second piece of rope, looping it around the attached strand to form the X. Add more strands that cross in the center of the X. Make sure to stretch and fasten them taut to the door frame. Where the rope strands extend under the door threshold, tie double knots and wedge the ends under the threshold. (We used a total of five strands.)

Step 4

For a more irregular web, attach ropes to strands using zip ties, and nail the other ends to the trim between the long strands. Trim the excess straps of the zip ties.

Step 5

Create a web look by tying a rope end to one of the outer strands near the bottom; then weave it in an irregular circle from strand to strand. As you go around, attach the rope with zip ties at each crossing. Hold this rope in place by fastening it to the long strands with zip ties.