How to make a Spiderweb for your door or mantel

I had this fun idea come to mind–and even though I need a new door wreath like I need a hole in my head, I still wanted to make it! It’s a spiderweb for Halloween and it’s pretty darn easy! And with almost every craft here on the old blog-You can customize it so many ways!



  • dowels
  • round wood piece for the middle (mine was an old wood button)
  • string (kind doesn’t matter! You could even use yarn!)
  • paint
  • hot glue
  • embellishments (words or spiders or both)



I bought dowels and cut them down so it fits on my front door. Since my door is white I opted to create my spiderweb BLACK–but if you want a white one (which would look so cute on a mantel-) spray paint white and buy white string.

Take the string–hot glue it to the back and then just start wrapping!

I wrapped around each dowel – just like the picture below.

I went around and then added little dabs of hot glue to keep the string from sliding down!


Keep winding and winding. I didn’t go for a perfect web–but you could try to line it up perfectly if that is the look you are going for!

I ziptied on a spider and hung on my door!

Options for spiderweb

but I did want to add a little more! I have these fun EEK letters from the unfinished wood section from Hobby Lobby!

I painted them in some fun colors added some fun vinyl spiderwebs.


You don’t have to hang on your front door–It will look just as cute on your mantel!


If you like this- You will love my Dollar Store pumpkin makeover

and if you REALLY want to try something fun- You have to check out my spell book! It’s my favorite!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun–where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she’s cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won’t break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.