DIY Eco-Friendly Halloween Spider Web

Hey spooky sisters! Halloween will be here before you know it and if those old skeletons in your closet aren’t cutting it anymore for your festive decorations, we’ve got you covered with this simple DIY and eco-friendly spider web.

Every year stores fill their shelves with plastic Halloween decorations that are terrible for our planet! If that rattles your bones like it does ours, you’ve come to the right place. It’s time for plastic decorations to go to their graves.

Meet our earth-friendly take on Charlotte’s web! We spun this ghoulish garland in just half an hour and it’s the perfect project to make with your kids. Using our 100% Oeko Tex certified (that means biodegradable and chemical-free) cotton string in Black, we are putting a special twist on Halloween this year.

Spooky Fiber Spider Web Decoration

Watch Emily spin our web and learn how to make your own here, and be sure to read through her tips and tricks listed below! 

Black 4mm String with a white pumpkin

For this project, you'll need one bundle of Black 4mm string, scissors, a hammer and about 25 nails. 

Emily Katz with a spooky string spiderweb

Emily's tips and tricks for making your own woven web: 

  • Begin by making a circle of nails on the wall. If you don't want to nail into your wall, you can use thumb tacks with a wide head. 
  • Pick nails that have a decently sized head on them so the cord will be secure as you go. 
  • Make your 4mm bundle into a ball first! This will help to avoid tangling later on when you’ve started spinning. 
  • If cords slip from the nails while you’re working, don’t fret! Spiders usually take about 30-60 minutes to weave their webs so relax and enjoy the process. Simply re-wrap your cords around the nails as needed and continue spinning, Charlotte ;)
  • Get creative! Feel free to add your own knotting here and there. Emily chose to add a few Square Knots where there was extra cord, but let your own imagination guide you.

Modern Macramé's spooky Halloween spider web

We hope this fun project has left you spell-bound with your love for fiber arts. Hopefully, you didn't run into too much hocus pocus along the way.

From the whole MM team, have a magical Halloween! 

Boo! 4mm Modern Macramé Black String