TRASH BAG SPIDER WEB INSTRUCTIONS for HALLOWEEN

0_ada-gonzalez_black-trash-bag-spider-webs_halloween-idea_broom What the what?! Yep, it may be hard to believe at 1st glance, but these spider webs are made from black trash bags. Seriously! Just 1 large bag makes 2 of these 28″ wide webs. So, go ransack your pantry, pull out one trash bag (black or white color), grab your scissors, and create this Halloween decor this year by following my trash bag spider web instructions in 6 steps. The steps are fairly simple: lay bag flat, fold 4 times, then cut! Don’t worry, I took photos to show you the step-by-step process to making this Halloween decor.

MATERIALS

  1. 30 gallon trash bag (makes approx TWO 28″ wide web)
  2. scissors (fabric scissors cuts smoothly)
  3. tape (optional, depending on placement of webs).
  • You can use either black color garbage bags or white color. Since I had WHITE walls, I went with a black garbage bag.
  • 1 trash bags makes = 2 spider webs
  • I spent about $5 for this 21 count Glad bag, which means that 1 set of 2 spiderwebs just cost me $0.24 (muahahahaa!!)

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6 STEPS TO MAKING TRASH BAG SPIDER WEBS:

STEP 1

lay bag flat just like T-Rex and his spider assistants shows us below (do not cut!) . . .

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STEP 2 

fold 3 times diagonally to create a triangular shape. when creating the triangle you will have 1 side that has excess bag, totally disregard it for now (you will trim it later), just stick with making sure you have an even sided triangle.

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STEP 3

the 4th fold  is NOT an even triangular shape, instead, it ends up looking a little bit like a cone (mmm, cone, now I’m craving ice-cream!).  Fold 1 long end to the opposite side (but not touching the corner) like this . . . .

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STEP 4

Snip snip snip time! This is the tricky part. Cut strands from the ‘closed side’, start from the thin tip of the bag. The thickness of the cuts will determine how wide the webbing is from each strand. Remember, it DOES NOT have to be PERFECT. Webs are not identical, they all vary. Plus, this is suppose to be FUN! So don’t be hard on yourself if you end up over cutting a section. Just enjoy the process and pat yourself on the bag for taking the leap to CREATE this cool design. Maybe attach it to your windows for trick-or-treaters to see.  5__trash-bag-spider-web-instrutions_step-by-step_1st-fold

STEP 5 (IMPORTANT) 

After all the folding, you will end up with the wide end that will have a few uneven layers. Whip out your scissors again and TRIM the layer in 1 simple cut. That’s all, you are done.

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STEP 6 – done!

Simply UNFOLD! Isn’t T-Rex totally adorable in this photo. Mimicking what I was going.

How long does it take to make? Less than 7 minutes!

If it’s taking you more time than you are over thinking it, over cutting it. Just have fun with it. Just step 2 (which is folding the bag 3 times takes 4 seconds … seriously SECONDS!)

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5 PLACEMENT IDEAS:

  1. wall
  2. windows
  3. mirrors
  4. doors (front door / closet doors)
  5. tables (draped over the tables muahahaha)

Add plastic spiders (or create your own like I did here) to give another fun visual affect. And lastly, have a FUN HALLOWEEN!!! So what are you waiting for? Go grab 2 garbage bags and create this today. Email me your photos hello@adasdesigninc.com

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WHITE COLOR TRASH BAG
I created this white trash bag spider web below in less than 3 minutes. I wanted to see how It would look if I created one all nilly willy … ya know … without being so careful with the cuts, and I love it. Remember, it’s NOT about perfection, it’s about having FUN without the real creepy crawlies. That reminds me, remember this REAL 5 INCH creepy crawly spider?

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MY ACTING DEBUT
FILM ‘ARACHNOSQUISHER’

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2 Responses to TRASH BAG SPIDER WEB INSTRUCTIONS for HALLOWEEN

  1. Linda Coffey says:

    Awesome idea!!! It’s just like making a paper snowflake!!! I made two black spiders out of one trash bag and hung them in the doorway of my front porch!!! Easy craft & inexpensive Halloween decoration!

    • Ada says:

      That’s wonderful Linda! Yaaaay! So glad you made these too. I would love to see a photo. Can you email me one? And yes, exactly like snowflakes. I also love how we get 2 webs out of just 1 bag. p.s. Happy 1st day of November! May it be filled with lots of laughter!

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