Looking for some new DIY Halloween decor? Try this Spiderweb Halloween Wreath with Wire Spiders using just a few materials. It’s easy-to-make and looks great!
- wreath form
- cheesecloth (I used 6 yards of unbleached cheesecloth)
- black floral wire
- black cord or string
- long pins
- black wire edge ribbon
- clear fishing line (or similar)
How to make the DIY Spiderweb Halloween Wreath
Unfold the package of cheesecloth. Gently wrap the cheesecloth around the entire wreath form. Tie the ends together to stay in place. Twist, turn, and pull the cheesecloth to get the desired look.
Choose one side of the cheesecloth wrapped wreath form to be the backside where the spiderweb will be attached. Start the spiderweb spokes by tying the black string around a pin and sticking the pin into the wreath form at an angle (so it doesn’t push all the way through the wreath).
Pull the string across the wreath form, stick in another pin, wrap the string around the pin. Pull the string across the wreath form again, crossing the 2 spokes where you want the center of the spiderweb to be. I chose to have my spiderweb slightly off-center. Stick in another pin and wrap the string around.
Continue adding spiderweb spokes. Don’t worry if the spokes do not align perfectly, they will come together in another step. At the final spoke, tie the string around a final pin and trim the end.
Starting in the center of the spokes, wrap a new piece of string around where the spokes cross, this will bring all the spokes tightly together.
Follow one spoke out about a 1/2″ and tie a knot around the spoke to start the spiderweb spiral. Pull the string over to the next spoke and wrap around once. Continue to the next spoke pulling tight as you go. Continue around the spiderweb spokes to create a spiral.
Once you’re happy with your spiderweb wreath spiral, tie the string around a pin head in the wreath form.
How to make Black Wire Spiders for the Halloween Spiderweb Wreath
I highly recommend using floral wire for this project. Floral wire is very supple and easy to form into place.
For these wire spiders, I enlisted my husband advisory. He’s always drawing spiders on webs in the corner of papers so I figured he’d get it right first try.
Start the spider by making a loop. This will be the beginning of the spider butt.
Next create the first 2 legs by looping out from the butt.
Tip: Make the legs plenty long. They will have a couple bends and will quickly shorten. The longer the legs, the creepier the spider (in my opinion).
Add 2 more legs.
At this point, randomly wrap the wire to create the body of the spider. Add 4 more legs as the body starts to take shape. Add a couple more loops to the spider butt.
Twist each of the legs. Use a pliers for more even, easier twisting.
Now that all 8 legs and body are in place, fold the legs straight up from the body. If there is extra wire, trim off and fold any sharp ends into the body.
Begin to fold each leg downward. Add another slight bend for the spider’s feet.
Floral wire is so easy to bend and manipulate adjustments can easily be made to the spiders to achieve the desired look.
These spiders can be applied to many Halloween decorations or just scattered about.
Make a bow for the Halloween Spiderweb Wreath
Using clear fishing line, tie the bow into the cheesecloth wrapped wreath form.
Attach the wire spiders to the wreath form with more long pins. I pushed the pin heads into the bottom side of each spider by bending the wire around the pin heads and then pushed each spider into the wreath form. Fishing line could also be used to attach spiders to the wreath.
Use another piece of black ribbon to hang the Spiderweb Halloween Wreath onto your door. For my front door, I am able to use a thumbtack on the top of the door to hang lightweight wreaths.
I’m loving how simple this DIY Spiderweb Halloween Wreath was to make and how it turned out.
Seasonal wreaths are one of favorite DIY home decor items. Another one down in the books. And another new Halloween decoration.