Spider webs are one of the easiest ways to add spookiness to your Halloween haunted house or party. Find out 7 ways to decorate with fake spider webs.
Spider webs are one of the easiest ways to add Halloween spookiness to your house or party.
Everyone knows what it’s like to unknowingly walk through a spider web and have that creepy crawly feeling afterward…and just seeing spider webs is usually enough to remind people of that.
Here are 7 of my favorite ways to decorate with fake spider webs.
Pull Stretchy Spider Web Across the Room
Pull stretchy spider web* across the room, catching it on anything that will hold it for a more natural effect.
Make sure to tease the strands apart to prevent clumping which looks unnatural. And when I say stretch and tease, I mean stretch until it won’t stretch any more and then make sure to pull any clumped strands apart. You should never need more than one bag of stretchy spider web to decorate a room.
If you don’t have convenient places to hook the stretchy spider web to, try using velcro dots*.
You can stick them where you want them, stretch the spider web to it, and then put the other half of the velcro dot on top…it’s amazing how well they hold!
The glowing spider web really adds some interest.
Hang Creepy Cloth From the Ceiling
This is my absolute favorite way to add spider webs to my Halloween haunted house!
Hang creepy cloth unevenly from the ceilings, windows, tops of book cases and kitchen cabinets…you get the idea…pretty much any where that has a corner which the creepy cloth can get caught on. Since it hangs down, people will have to walk through it to get where they are going.
Creepy cloth* comes in different colors so you can get whichever one you prefer. Or mix and match if you want a layered look.
In the picture at the top, creepy cloth is combined with a scene setter* to look like a spooky old castle.
You can decorate with fake spider webs outside, too. I hang creepy cloth on the fence, from the trees, on the arbor over my walk way, and from the overhang on the front porch, so everyone has to walk through it to get to the front door.
Use Lighting To Show Off Your Spider Web
Drape cheesecloth with holes cut in it (or creepy cloth*) over a glass table to create a spooky glowing effect.
You can also use bits of stretchy spider web or creepy cloth to hang over mirrors and lamp shades or any where else that reflects light and shows off your spider web décor.
Use Spider Web Layers As Tablecloths
Layers of creepy cloth make excellent spooky Halloween tablecloths, or you can buy black lace tablecloths* if you like a more refined look.
This table has a lace spider-web table cloth over a plain red table cloth.
Cover EVERYTHING With Creepy Cloth
Cover anything else in your house that needs some spookiness in spider webs – chairs, sofas, coffee tables, mantles, etc.
Layers of different colors of spooky cloth adds a “built up over time” look.
Add Fake Spiders
How can you decorate with fake spider webs and not include a few fake spiders*? The ones that come in the package with the stretchy spider web work well and you’d be surprised how real they can look!
Add a big spider* on a wall where your guests are sure to see it!
Hang a Dropping Spider
This prop really freaks people out!
Hang a dropping spider that falls when people walk under it. They are usually sound and/or motion activated, so it will need enough light to detect the motion (or enough quiet to hear the sounds).
A couple of notes: Make sure that the spider won’t hit people on the head when it falls since you don’t want any injuries. And, make sure it has a clear path to fall (and reel back up), or the spider will get caught in the spider web and stop working (Yes, this has happened to me!)
Hopefully, you have found some fake spider web inspiration for your Halloween party! Now I need to get back to putting up mine!