So, this year we decided on one huge web and some 5 foot play spiders from Walgreens. Hopefully each year, we can add more webs and someday a humongous spider.
The items you need to make this web:
2 pkgs - 100 ft 3/16 inch Braided Nylon Rope ($10 ea - Home Depot)
1 - #2 Screw Eye (Drilled into house under overhang)
3 - S Hooks (Not shown - used to attach rope to screw eye)
1 - Hot glue gun and glue
1 - Ladder
3 - Tent Stakes
1 - Software Engineer with a plan
1 - Knot Book
Ok, ok, ok, maybe the Software Engineer with a plan and the book are not necessary, but my VERY organized Hubby helped this artist from just going out in the front yard and managing to just tie herself up in rope.
We decided on a triangle shape because we wanted to anchor the web to the house. You can follow these same basic instructions no matter what shape you want to do.
(When cutting the rope - we used masking take around the rope before cutting and then burned the rope a bit to ward off fraying of the ends)
2) Tie one vertical and one horizontal rope for your main support. Use S Hook at Screw Eye at house. (Hubby used a Fisherman's Bend Knot. He claims it may not have been the correct knot to use, but it appears to have worked)
3) Add individual diagonal ropes to finish out the web shape.
5) Cut one piece of rope for each circle on your web. Use Fisherman's Knot at the beginning and end. Just loop the rope once around the diagonal supports. For each circle, vary where you start so all knots are not on one rope.
6) If you have extra room above and below your circles, you can add a few semi circles to finish out the web.
7) Add a dollop of hot glue to any spots where you think your rope may slip.
Our web is 18 ft x 13 ft.
This entire project took about 2 hours to complete.
(It would have probably taken less time if I wasn't "helping".)
Halloween 2015 - 20 foot SPIDER???
PS - Thanks Honey, for all your work. It looks fabulous!!!