These giant spider webs have been a favorite Halloween decoration at our house for years and you’ll never guess what they are made out of. ….. give up? Beef netting! We ordered it years ago from Trenton Mills. It’s $25.75 plus shipping for a roll that yields around 12 yards of material….that’s a whole lot of spider webs 🙂
To create the spider webs, unroll and cut your desired length of spider web. It will still be in a tube shape and needs to be cut lengthwise to create a flat panel.
You’ll need a pair of scissors, an X-acto knife or a box cutter in order to cut holes in the web. The easiest way to create the spider web effect on the netting is to hang the panel in place so it’s stretched tight then start cutting the holes.
Because of where we were hanging the webs, this wasn’t an option for us so we cut most of the holes in the netting prior to hanging it up, then added some extra ones once it was in place.
If you’re hanging them around your trees outside, we suggest using a staple gun to attach the web to the tree. Make sure you roll a small section of the web then staple to prevent the material from tearing and not staying put.
We use small metal landscaping pins to secure the bottom of the webs. You can get these at the hardware store.
We found these ones at Lowe’s. The landscape pins allow you to stretch the web out farther into the yard from the tree and create a much more dramatic effect.
If you’re hanging them indoors, we suggest using these Command Decorating Clips to secure them to the walls and ceiling.
The clips can then be easily removed without damaging your paint.
Inside or outside, these webs add a whole lot of fun to your spooky 👻☠️ Halloween decor 🎃.