Saturday, October 20, 2018

How To Get Your Halloween Spider Webs To Look More Realistic



There is definitely a right and wrong way to hang Halloween spider webs around the house and let's just be honest here; most people do it WRONG. It took me many Halloweens to "perfect" my webbing skills and feel confident enough to give you some pointers. Many of you might not even KNOW you're doing it wrong but if you stand back and look at your webs and they look more like snow or clumps of fluffy cumulonimbus clouds then let me just tell you:

YOU . NEED . MY . HELP

But don't worry, you know I am a generous person so I am more than happy to share with you what I have learned 🎁

For starters, let me give you an example of what your webs should't look like...


Trust me, my webs once looked like that but like I said, with time I have learned to do it better. Why do I even care, you ask? Why do I feel so strongly about these dumb webs? I'm not sure! Maybe because it's actually such an easy fix? Or I guess it's because I am a visual person and I just want everything to look it's best and since YOU are here reading this I am assuming you feel the same way too!




Here are a few tips on getting it right:
  • Work with small pieces. A little goes a long way
  • Stretch your webbing thin
  • Create realistic web shapes 
  • Secure the ends of the web so they stay put
One bag of spider webs goes A LOOOONG WAY. I think most people just rip open the bag, pull out the big clump of webs and just start spreading over a surface. That's wrong. It's much easier to work with a small piece so cut a piece big enough for the section you will be working with and then STRETCHHHH that piece out with your hands.






*Thanks to my little helper that day. It's hard to stretch webs and take pictures at the same time. Also, just wanted to mention said little helper so you don't think I have weird baby hands 👶

After you stretch your piece, you are ready to spread your web. The first thing you want to do, is envision the shape of your spiderweb. Think about how a real spider would make the web. BE THE SPIDER.


Webs always look better when you create a sort of triangle shape and creating that shape is easier too. To create that angular web shape you have to ANCHOR one end of your web and then STRETCH it to another point. Then take that end and stretch the web WIDE to another point. Make sure to secure each end of the web to a branch, book, or edge of furniture so it stays in place. If you have any leftover web with no other place to stretch it to, then just cut the excess piece and tuck the end of the web somewhere.





Pay attention to the shape of the webs in the next few pictures. Think about where you would secure the ends to make that shape.










Diggin' the bug cloches? See how I made them HERE!

And there you have it! I really hope these tips help you out and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comment box below! I also am including a video I found on YouTube that is handy for outdoor webs.  I know most people hang their webs outside and this video gives some good tips, The webbing outdoors should be a bit thicker than indoor webs since so they can be seen better and also so the webs can hold up to the elements.



Before you leave, please check out the rest of my place decked out for Halloween. See how I used a bunch of old sheets to create a simple, cost-effective and creepy look in my home in just a few minutes! To read the post just click HERE!

-Till next time!
🕷Oscar

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