Here is a DIY Halloween front door decoration that’s subtle in its spookiness: two DIY glitter spiderweb projects for a classy, understated Halloween front door to lure in trick-or-treaters. Eek!!
Our Chicago city condo has a challenging clear glass front door; here it is before…
I stumbled upon the glitter strips while browsing at Jo-Ann. Glitter usually gives me the hives but there’s no mess when using these black glitter strips. And to make the door decoration easily removable, I attached the spiderwebs using VELCRO fasteners plus clear contact paper …I’ll show you my trick below.
Next I added a glitter-painted spider spinning its web on our address numbers…
It’s understated, classy and festive, and building neighbors love it too.
Put the two projects together for a subtle and sophisticated Halloween front door decoration. Come hither, fearless trick-or-treaters, come hither.
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Disclosure: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores sponsored this post as part of its Celebrate The Season campaign. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Supplies for making a subtle spiderwebs for DIY Halloween front door decorations:
I bought my supplies at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores:
- American Crafts 3/8″ Glitter Strips in Black
- Glitter yarn – I used Lion’s Brand Vanna’s Glamour Yarn
- Green glitter tulle spool
- VELCRO Sticky-Back Fasteners in Clear
- VELCRO Holiday Multi Clips
- Glitter paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Coarse Glitter in Obsidian) and paintbrush
- Clear contact paper
Plus scissors and plain rubber spiders — eek!
How to make an (easily removable!) glitter spiderwebs on a front door:
Gather your supplies. I used 3 spools of Glitter Strips on our door.
Cut a small piece of contact paper and apply it to the door. Then cut the VELCRO Sticky-Back Fasteners to size and stick the hook (scratchy) side onto the contact paper. This will hold your web and will be so simple to remove after Halloween, no residue to scrape off at all.
Then stick the the loop (soft) side onto the back of the Glitter Strips.
Make your web like by on your door by cutting strips to size and adding it to your door. It took a couple naptimes to get this done but my neighbors and I love the glimmer and it’s held onto our glass door very well!
Grab the glitter tulle spool and cheesecloth.
Drape it above your door, leaving a bit to hang on the left side and letting it fall down the right side. Do the cheesecloth first and then add the tulle. I used VELCRO Holiday Multi-Clips. I didn’t even cut any of it.
And now you have a subtle yet spook spiderweb front door decoration.
Now for the address numbers. I used Vanna’s Glamour Yarn in Onyx.
Paint your spider using the glitter paint enlisting some child labor.
My helper did a great job! Here’s a before and after.
It helps that our numbers are mounted about 1/2 from our brick because it gave me an easy place to weave.
Make the long strands of the spiderweb, securing with knots. Then go across until your spiderweb is complete.
Tie some yarn around the spider to secure.
And tie him from the left side of the web.
Please don’t bite the children, Mr. Spider.
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