How to Make a Spider Wreath for Halloween

Put a spooky spin on your outdoor Halloween decorations with this creepy-crawly spider wreath made with string and spray paint.

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly
  • Estimated Cost: $12 to $15

Just when you think the best Halloween decor ideas have all been taken, another one comes along—and this one is scary simple. Watch as we transform an inexpensive grapevine wreath into a haunted web crawling with spiders. Use the wreath's branches to attach a web of string, and carefully add a plastic spider or two. You can have the wreath done in just an afternoon—simply follow along with our steps to see how easily this fun Halloween craft comes together.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Hot glue gun


  • 1 Large grapevine wreath
  • 1 Black spray paint
  • 1 White string
  • 1 Glue gun sticks
  • 1 Plastic spiders


  1. Spray-Paint the Wreath

    Lay down kraft paper or newspaper to protect your work surface. With the grapevine wreath lying flat, color it with black spray paint. Spray the sides and inner circle as well, and for the best result, hold the canister about eight inches from the surface. Let the paint dry.

    Editor's Tip: Always spray paint in a well-ventilated area, like an open garage, or outside. If you must work indoors, open a window for better airflow.

  2. Create Spiderweb

    Once the wreath is dry, it's time to form the spiderweb. Tie one end of your string to an inconspicuous spot on the inner circle of the wreath. Stretch the string across the wreath's opening and tie it to a branch on the opposite side. Repeat, crisscrossing the strings across the center. Tie and trim each string. You should now have an asterisk-like shape. Starting near the center, glue the string in a clockwise circle to create the rungs of your web.

  3. Secure Spiders

    halloween spider wreath on door detail

    Use a small dab of hot glue to attach a plastic spider or two to the wreath. We used a single large one, but you could also feature multiple mini spiders. Hang your wreath by placing it on a hook.

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