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Halloween Ribbon Spider Web

Typically spider webs are really not something that is welcome or even invited into our homes except for one special time of the year and then it’s all about the creepy crawly spiders and their nasty little webs…Halloween time! Today, JaniJo is sharing a spectacular spider web that is anything by nasty and one that you will gladly welcome into your home and to all of your Halloween festivities! Enjoy!

Hi, I’m JaniJo.
I am so thrilled to be sharing a Halloween tutorial for The Ribbon Retreat!

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Halloween is a favorite around my house; costumes are usually decided on in July! And every year, I love to snap an individual photo of my darling trick-or-treaters!

But my dilemma was, “How do I display these boo-tiful pics???”

Here’s my solution:

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Halloween Supplies
Here is a list of the quality TRR products I used…

For the spider’s web:
*5 yards each of 3/8″ ribbon in orange stripes, purple mini chevron,
emerald swiss dots, and black/orange saddle stitch.

For the spider:
*black BonBon flower, clear rhinestones (12mm), and black Marabou puff.

Let’s make the spider first….

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I chose to affix a clothespin to my spider’s tummy, so it could be moved around the web. But you could also just glue it to the finished spider’s web.

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It turns out SO cute!  Definitely not a scary spider!

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Now let’s work on our web.

I used full-length dowels (3 feet). But you could trim the dowels to fit in the space you have picked for your web.

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We need a center knot to keep the dowels splayed apart. Use an 18″ ribbon strand to knot the middle. Weave between the dowels and tie knots to secure until you have just a couple of inches of ribbon left.

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To form the first row:

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I liked to lay out my ribbon placement before I started tying; it was nice to play with the color placement.
Now to start tying knots.
Lots and LOTS of knots!

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When you tie the two tails together, tie it insanely tight.
Seriously, pull with all your might!
I originally thought that I might have to secure each knot in place with hot glue, but a tight tie dismissed this step.
Yeah!

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The first row was the trickiest.
In my head, I kept hearing my Grandma telling me how to tie a square knot,
“Right over left…then left over right!” This helped keep the printed side of the ribbon forward-facing.
Here is the guide for how long to cut each strand for the succeeding rows…Remember to cut six strands for each row.

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Keep repeating the knots for each row.
Tie, Tie, Tie!!!
It was actually a nice project to work on while I caught-up on watching Project Runway. Yeah, for multi-tasking!

Now to be totally honest. This is seriously my favorite ribbon craft EVER! There is so much ribbon cuteness, that these pics just do NOT do it justice!

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Check-out my fluffy spider clip! She is perfectly at home in her colorful web.

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And look at all those rows and rows and rows of ribbon…it makes me so giddy!

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I finished by painting black clothespins to display all of our previous Halloween memories.
The kids keep coming back to talk and laugh at their silly costumes. It is so great to re-live their past trick-or-treat adventures.
I can definitely see this web holding many more memories to come!

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Thank you for viewing my Ribbon Web tutorial!
Are you going to make one to hold your family’s costumed pics?
Or leave off the photos, and have this giant, colorful web be the star of your porch vignette?
What about making the web with 18″ dowels, for a cute door wreath?
Good luck in ‘spinning’ your own colorful Ribbon Web!
Have a Happy Halloween!


Thank you JaniJo for sharing this clever Halloween project with us! I think I might just be off to go and grab me some of that adorable ribbon to “spin” my own ribbon web for my home! It will be the perfect addition to my other fun and festive decorations and it will be so much fun to display all of our Halloween memories. I am thinking a GIGANTIC web in my hall will be perfect! Dowels and ribbon…here I come!

Are your wheels turning about where you can place a ribbon web in your home? I also love the idea of making a small ribbon web for a wreath on your door! Genius and so spooooooktacular! Here are a few more Halloween projects that are full of ribbon goodness!

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Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Tulle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
What is your very favorite Halloween decoration?

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3 Comments

  1. Caroline Pease
    Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for wonderful ideas and tutorial for the suspenders. I was thinking about making some suspenders for my grandson and gran-daughter. your photos are just adorable on the children!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Caroline! Thank you so much! You are so sweet! Janica is awesome and always does such an amazing job! I am so glad that you love this fun project and those super fun suspenders. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  2. Caroline Pease
    Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the so wonderful tutorials and photos. I love the photos, children with suspenders, beautiful!!!

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