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!! This Halloween craft project includes how to to make an easy spiderweb on your front door using glitter tape, plus a spiderweb with a big ol’ glitter spider hanging from your address numbers.
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Our Chicago city condo has a challenging clear glass front door; here it is before…
…and here it is after adding chic and simple glitter spiderweb using black glitter strips, green glitter tulle, and cheesecloth from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores.
I stumbled upon the glitter strips while browsing the aisles at JOANN. 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 which makes them totally removable after Halloween …I’ll show you my easy removable 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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Supplies for making subtle spiderwebs for DIY Halloween front door decorations:
I bought my supplies at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores:
- American Crafts 3/8″ Glitter Strips — this product is seasonal, so if it’s not currently in stock then try Glitter Washi Tape in Black or Glitter Washi Tape in Silver and then you can skip the clear contact paper
- Glitter yarn – I used Lion’s Brand Vanna’s Glamour Yarn
- Green glitter tulle spool
- Optional: VELCRO Sticky-Back Fasteners in Clear and clear contact paper (only needed if you use the American Crafts 3/8″ Glitter Strips instead of washi tape)
- Removable clips to hang the cheesecloth
- Glitter paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Coarse Glitter in Obsidian) and paint brush
Plus scissors and plain rubber spiders — eek!
How to make an (easily removable!) glitter spiderwebs on a front door:
Step 1: Gather supplies for your Halloween front door decorations.
See the list above for my supplies. I used 3 spools of American Crafts 3/8″ Glitter Strips on our door.
Step 2: Attach removable fasteners to your front 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 loop (soft) side onto the back of the Glitter Strips.
Step 3: Create a spiderweb design on your front door with glitter tape
Make your web by on your door by cutting strips to size and adding it to your door. It took a couple of naptimes to get this done but my neighbors and I love the glimmer and it’s held onto our glass door very well!
Step 4: Add spooky Haunted House details to the front door
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.
Step 5: Paint glitter onto rubber spiders
Paint your spider using the glitter paint enlisting some child labor.
My helper did a great job! Here’s a before and after.
Step 6: Make a DIY yarn spiderweb on your front door address numbers
Now to add spooky spiderwebs to our front door address numbers. I used Vanna’s Glamour Yarn in Onyx.
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.
Step 7: Tie spiders onto your yarn spiderweb Halloween decorations
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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Monday 28th of October 2013
The subtle spider webs are a nice touch.
Thursday 10th of October 2013
This is great non-spooky Hallowern decoration. I can see my four year old wanting a glitter spider!
Sunday 13th of October 2013
Yes, the glitter spider is awesome. We made two and one is, ahem, next to Elise's bed now.