Spookify your space with this super cute spider web garland.
Decorating the house for Halloween is definitely my jam! All things fun and easy enough for the kids to help.
We hosted a Halloween Party at our house for many years and so our HALLOWEEN decoration bin has always been full to the brim with lots of different decorations. Once we all started to have kids and Halloween night was more for walking around the neighborhood than partying it up at the house, the decorations bin started to dwindle and the decorations have become a little less scary.
I have a love affair with paper and so I have been thinking about how I could create a fun Halloween garland out of paper when it dawned on me… SPIDER WEBS.
One of my absolute favorite crafting tools is my trim and score board
For those not familiar with it, the trim portion is a paper cutter. So you can cut your paper in a straight line with simply running the blade across the ruler. The added AWESOMENESS of this tool is the scoring. Scoring is done with the little blue knife looking tool. It scores the paper in a straight line so you can fold your paper in even sizes. SO AWESOME! For this project you will need a few other tools that are super versitile and I will be sharing a few more projects using them shortly.
Cut your paper lengthwise at 2.5 inches. That will make your paper 2.5″ x 11″.
Score the paper at a half an inch.Use the score as a guide and drawn black lines down the scores.Score the paper going down the short side of the paper at a half inch.
Once again using the black sharpie, drawn in the scored lines.The resulting paper should look like a grid.Fold your paper along the short scored lines back and forth into an accordion shape.
Using the circle hole punch, punch out half a circle on one side of the paper lengthwise.
It will create a scallop look to the paper.Hot glue the craft stick to the end of the paper with the scallop facing out.Pull the other end of the paper around and glue it to the other end of the stick, and fan it out.Using the circle punch one more time, punch out a full circle using the remaining paper.Draw lines across the middle of the circle like pizza slices. Fold the circle in half and glue to the top and side of the spider web middle. Thread onto a piece of yarn or thread and viola! You have spider web garland.
Spider Web Garland
These are great Halloween decorations for houses with small children or classroom decorations.