Halloween isn’t just about the tricks and the treats. One of the best parts of the spooky holiday is seeing how creative people get with their decorations. Making spider webs out of the garbage bags you have under your sink might just be the Halloween DIY hack that takes your display to the next level — and you don’t have to spend much cash to do it!
We gave it a try and have all the tips you need to DIY.
To start, lay the trash bag flat and cut along the sides and bottom. This leaves you with two separate black rectangles. Cut these into squares to set up two spider webs.
TIP: Fold them diagonally (it’s the next step!) and cut off any part of the bag that isn’t even to make a perfect square.
Take each square and fold it diagonally to make a triangle, then fold the triangle in half twice. This is the shape you’ll be cutting into.
TIP: If you’re having trouble keeping the shape together, tape down the sides that are loose to keep it firm. This will help keep your layers together so you cut through them evenly.
The rest of the hack is much like making paper snowflakes.
If you’re handy, start cutting a web pattern along the sides while making sure to not cut all the way through the middle of the shape.
If that seems too hard, use a marker to make a stencil. First draw one long stem down the center and spread out the tentacles of the design from there. Cut out the space around the design to complete your artwork.
TIP: Always make sure you’re cutting evenly throughout the design. I found that making one single cut every time helped keep it together.
You’re all done! Carefully remove any leftover tape and open the web. Try not to pull too hard to not damage the design.
If you want a traditional round web, lay out the web and cut off the four corners, following along the outer circle.
Try using cotton balls if you want white spider webs.
Running low on garbage bags or want them to be white? Grab your stash of cotton balls to get just as spooky! The larger the cotton ball the better, but any size will work in adding a textured detail to your Halloween display.
This hack is simple: stretch out your cotton ball as much as you can without breaking the strands. These look best fixed on objects like books and places like mantles. Drape them over anything you can get your hands on to give your home that extra spooky touch.
Whether you use garbage bags or cotton balls, get creative and find the best place to show off your Halloween DIY. We think these webs would look great taped to outer windows!