I don’t know who decided spiders should be a decorative part of Halloween, but I’d like to have a word with them.
I have a horrible, crippling, terrifying fear of spiders. So far in life I’ve ran my car off the road, held up traffic at a busy intersection, and persuaded a delivery man to come inside and kill a spider when I was home alone. These are just a few of many moments that I’ve gone from a strong, independent, DIY kind of woman to a freaked out horror show – all because of those 8-legged torture devices.
Embarrassingly enough, even the fake ones scare me.
The good news is, fake spiderwebs do not. So when I got this idea to make a DIY Spiderweb Halloween Table Runner I was calm, cool, and collected.
And when it came time to add the fake glittery spiders onto it for pictures I used tongs.
To make, I used the same flour sack kitchen towels that I used to make my DIY Mummy Pumpkin, and a black Sharpie marker – that’s it!
Flour Sack Kitchen Towel
Black Sharpie Marker
- Fold flour sack towel in half and make a small cut with scissors at one end of the halfway fold. Rip the towel in half the rest of the way to get a raw-edged look. Clip other edge of the towel and rip for a raw-edge on the other side of your table runner.
- Lightly iron towel to get out the fold lines. I liked the subtle crinkling throughout the towel for my table runner, so I purposely did not iron it completely smooth.
- Using a black Sharpie marker (and a mat underneath so the marker doesn’t bleed through onto your table), draw straight lines coming out from a center point at seen in the photo above.
- Connect your lines with inverted arches as seen in the photo above.
- Continue repeating, playing around with line and arch sizes and spacing until your runner is completely covered in spiderwebs.
The tutorial photo above shows a fine point Sharpie marker, but I actually found a medium point Sharpie works best (and is what I used for the photos of the finished product).
If killing spiders were as easy as making this table runner I’d never need a delivery man again.
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