I love today's spider web wall! It's so simple, it's scary and it makes such a huge impact without a hefty investment! My kind of craft!
Let's get started! You will need: black yarn, thumbtacks, a nail, a hammer, and scissors (a stepladder comes in handy too).
Start by hammering the nail into the wall. This will be the main point of the web.
Now push thumbtacks around the perimeter of the wall. I put one in each corner, and three on each side. UPDATE: If you are worried about putting holes in your walls (I understand), then maybe you could use the 3M Command hooks. They wouldn't leave a mark and achieve the same effect!
Tie the yarn to the nail. Let's start by making the "spokes" of the web. Begin to wrap the yarn around the nail, then around each thumbtack, and then back around the nail, and so on.
When you are finished with the "spokes," it will look like this. Already a touch spooky!
Now let's work on the web, start by tying a knot with the yarn around the nail. Then hold the yarn over one "spoke," wrap it under the "spoke," and then back over (you are just wrapping the yarn all the way around the "spoke").
The circles around the main point of the web should be tight and close together. As you move further away from the main point of the web, the circles should get bigger and farther apart.
Here is what it will look like when you are finished! :) I discovered it's best to work with a little bit of yarn at a time so if you run out, just tie off the yarn on a "spoke" and start a new piece of yarn by tying a knot in the same place. If you run out of wall (see top right corner), just tie the yarn off on a spoke and trim it.
Add a spooky spider (or lots of spooky spiders) and you are set!
Sorry about my hall light getting in the way, but I like this angle better. :)
I love, LOVE the outcome! It's festive, spooky, and makes a HUGE statement! ...and let me just say that if you do this for your little boy's Spiderman birthday party, you might be the COOLEST mom on the block! :)
I'll be linking up to
and these fantastic parties HERE! Happy October, Everyone!