I was pretty proud of myself and my door decoration plan that I was inspired to try one more low-cost, high-impact idea this year.
My honey built two beautiful trellises for our front flower bed.
They seemed the perfect place for an extra-large size spider web. (A few years ago, my friend hosted a Halloween party at her house and she had created this huge spider web on her front porch and I have always wanted to try it myself, so this seemed as good a time as any.)
To begin with, I used a wire wreath frame I had from making Christmas wreaths. I used this for the center of my web. This, zip ties and rope are the only supplies you need.
Notice the use of zip ties to attach the nylon rope to the wreath frame wire.
I tied the ends to various parts of the trellis. Then I began to weave the concentric circles around to complete the web. I never had to cut the rope, I just hid the rope behind another piece, always using zip ties.
I have decided that really all you need in life is zip ties and duct tape and you can do anything!
Use the zip ties to keep the circles in place.
An extra-large spooky spider web.
I had both of the kids with me while doing this project, which slowed me down a bit. (You know, cleaning dirt off of a 10-month-old who insists on taste-testing potting soil. Chasing said 10-month old off the front porch steps because he has decided his newest skill is to climb them. The usual.) Plus, this was my first time constructing it, so it was a little slower going at times, but I would say I finished this in less than 90 minutes total, even with with kids.
This truly is a low-cost, high-impact project and will become a staple in our Halloween decorations from now on!