RSS Email

DIY Framed Yarn Spider Web #halloween #craft

I love decorating for the holidays, all of the holidays. Fall and Halloween themed decor is something I’m still building because I feel like I don’t have enough. Creating my own decor is always fun.

This spider web was created quickly and easily and CHEAPLY. From start to finish this took 1 hour including glue drying time.


Materials Needed

  • large picture frame ($1, dollar store)
  • black embroidery floss or yarn
  • plastic spider
  • clear, white or silver glitter glue
  • tape
  • glue

Start with removing the glass and backing from your frame. If you prefer to paint it a different now is the time.

Create your base web by simply crisscrossing from corner to corner and side to side pulling the strings firm but not super tight. Tape them firmly to the back of the frame. I looped my threads around the intersection to give it some strength and bulk.

DIY Yarn Spider Web #craft

Once you are happy with your straight webbing the circular webbing can start.Gather a LARGE length of thread/yarn (5-6 ft), double it and start from the outside with a single loop knot. Start going around your web. I looped around every other thread. Continue going around until you run out of thread or you are happy with your web.

DIY Yarn Spider Web #craft

To finish the web I used a small piece of tape to secure it in place and glued the spider in place to cover that spot. Using my fingers I pulled the web open to make sure the loops were tight and the web was taut. I pulled the straight webs tighter if they needed to be, retaping and cutting as I needed.
DIY Yarn Spider Web #craft

To give it a little more visual interest I haphazardly added glitter glue in various spots on the web.

The kids loved it as soon as they walked in.

DIY Yarn Spider Web #craft

Spooky Haunted Village made by kids #halloween #craft

Decorating for Halloween is always fun. Getting the kids to help out if even more fun. I’ve been saving up the boxes and containers from the kitchen so Shae could build her own Haunted Village.Spooky Village #halloween #craft

Using cereal boxes, orange juice bottles, cinnamon shakers and more Shae and I put together a rather large village that is now taking up residence on our bookcase in the living room.

Spooky Village #halloween #craft


boxes and containers headed for the trash or recycle bin.

paint, themed stickers, foam shapes, glitter glue, construction paper.


Arrange your boxes into your village. Think about height and dimension  and layers when arranging it. Decide on your buildings and colors and let your child get to work.
Spooky Village #halloween #craft

Spooky Village #halloween #craft

Spooky Village #halloween #craft

Spooky Village #halloween #craft

This activity can be done for any holiday or season just by changing colors and flourishes.