Hands On: Spooky Spiderwebs

Olivera Bratich

It's Halloween season and time to fill the house with spooky handmade decorations. These wooden spiderwebs are easy to make. Get the whole family involved and fill your room with colorful webs.


  • Ice pop or craft sticks
  • Hot glue gun or tacky glue
  • Acrylic paints in black, white or orange
  • Black or white yarn
  • Plastic spider (you can also cut one from black paper)


1. Lay one stick down vertically. Arrange two more sticks in an “X” shape—one over and one underneath the vertical stick.

2. Glue the sticks into place with a hot glue gun (for older kids or adults) or tacky glue. Tacky glue will need 15 to 30 minutes of drying time.

3. Paint the sticks. Let dry.

4. Tie a piece of string to one stick near the middle. Loop it around the other sticks, moving clockwise and outward until you are near the ends of the sticks.

5. Tie the loose end to another stick. Leave a long tail for hanging your decoration.

6. Glue a plastic spider to a stick inside the web. If you don't have one handy, cut a spider shape out of black paper.


OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go towhollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.