Believe it or not, the types of things I was taught in my childhood revolved around the proper and tasteful way of making crafts. Ha! True story. My mom was a big believer in no polyester as spiderwebs but real materials in the form of gauze or cheesecloth and so we grew up being completely biased on this technique.
My sister found some gauze at a local store and did some this year for her decorations. I thought it turned out so well and she let us share her tips!
Now, the reason we’re sharing this technique is because the decorative spiderweb gauze you’ll find in stores and online doesn’t come pre-creepy. You have to creepify it yourself (these are all real words btw). Her cutting and pulling technique is simple and effective and I believe a grounding and beautiful way to get the creep on. Today, we’re showing you really simple DIY spiderweb decor you can throw together in minutes.
All you need is some decorative cheesecloth (from that yogurt you promised yourself you’d make during quarantine but never did) or decorative gauze and scissors.
DIY Spiderweb Decor Tutorial
- Lay out your gauze and decide where you want to hang it. It’s easier if you hang it in place first and then apply the technique. If the spot is too high and out of reach, hang it lower and then bring it into place.
- Take your scissors and cut the shape you’re wanting.
- Then gently stretch the gauze, creating stretchy moments here and there.
- Cut holes into the gauze and gently pull those parts away. Nothing should look like perfectly cut holes!
- That’s it!
Do you go all out for your Halloween porch decorations? I see bats going CRAZY right now. Personally, I love going more into the fall decoration world versus creepy, BUT, if you saw on Stories, I was ALL ABOUT that 12′ skeleton from Home Depot. It was perfect. And now it’s sold out and I could cry. But I also saved $400.
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