Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Burlap Spider Web Garland

I've been waiting all summer to do this project and today I finally got around to doing it. It's one of my first projects with burlap and I'm so excited about how it turned out. It's also my first Halloween project this year and I've already got lots of other ideas floating around in my head.
Here's what you need to make it:
Burlap (or any other white/off white-ish fabric)
Freezer Paper (or vinyl)
Black Paint (I used spray paint)
Scissors, Marker, and Iron

Cut off a section of freezer paper about 6" longer than your spider web (my webs were about 16" x 9", so I cut off a section about 22"). Fold the freezer paper in half. Draw or trace the outline of a spider web. I actually drew a spider web on the computer, printed it out and traced it.
Outline until you get the lines the thickness you want. The line on the fold should be half the thickness of the other lines. With scissors (or a craft knife), cut out the white spaces.
Open it up and iron onto your fabric.
Paint the fabic black. I did just one uneven coat. After it's dry, peel off the freezer paper.
Cut the edges to match the shape of the web. To prevent excessive fraying, you can sew a line 1/4" to 1/2" from the edges. Sew or glue several together to create a fun halloween garland.
This project is super fast and easy if you have a vinyl cutter. Cut out the spider webs in vinyl. Stick them on the finished edge of a piece of fabric (I actually used an old white sheet). Overlap the edges so they are all connected. Paint the fabric black. When it's dry, remove the vinyl and trim around the edges.
Be sure to check out how to use the stencil negative to create the opposite look.

Here is the file I created. You can save it on your computer, size it to your needs, and print.





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38 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, so clever! And CUTE! Great project.

Karie @ The HoB said...

Super cute! Thank you!

Sarah Gill said...

It looks great! Love it!

Lindsay said...

What a fabulous idea! You are always so creative!

Michelle said...

This is so fun, it makes me excited for Halloween! I love the look with one uneven coat. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Kimberlyann said...

I love this! What a great idea for a Halloween party!
Thanks for sharing. Would love for you to link up at http://www.thesasselife.com/2011/09/link-party-2.html.
Hope to see you there!
Thanks,
Kim
www.thesasselife.com

Sassy Sites! said...

This is adorable!!! Perfect for a party!! :) I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

XOXO!!
Marni

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

So cute! Thanks for a great idea!

Lindsay said...

I just posted on my blog about Halloween Decorations and I added a link to your Garland! I am in love with burlap lately!http://veskebylindsay.blogspot.com/2011/09/halloween-ideas.html

Lindsay said...

Yay! I am so glad you shared this at Show & Share! Such a great project you made!

Rinni's Playground said...

What a fun project! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and so fun to decorate for. Thank you for sharing this!

Alexa said...

I love this! Being a Halloweenie myself, I get so excited seeing fresh takes on ideas like this one!!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Very cute! :)

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

LOve this especially the texture. Great job- very unique take on burlap.

Kei said...

That looks awesome! Would never have thought of using that method!

Marie said...

That's really cute! What a great idea!

Coley said...

Saw you on he link up at Tater Tots & Jello. That turned out super cute! Might have to try something similar!

Kim T. said...

Love this! I may have to try it. Looks so easy and fun to make!

Charisa said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for posting this!

Followed through Making the World Cuter.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So clever! Thanks for sharing!
*hugs*deb

Lauren said...

So Cute! I love Halloween Projects!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out great! Popping over from Anything Related.

Tammy @ Type A said...

very cute! i love banners and garland. thanks for sharing at my party!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

This is fabulous! Love it! Great job. Thanks for linking it up to this past week's Catch a Glimpse party! I shared this on AGI's FB page.

Jennifer said...

That is too cute! I followed you over from the Not Just a Housewife link party.
www.thoroughlymodernmommy.com

Make handmade said...

Great tutorial. Love it, thanks for sharing

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Love the garland!! The spiderwebs look sooo cute!! I featured you today in my Crush of the Week post!http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/09/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-highlights-3/

MessyMissy said...

I wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring this post on my sidebar for a week!! Thanks so much for linking up to A Marvelous Mess....here is the link to the post (where you can grab your featured button): http://www.marvelouslymessy.com/2011/09/marvelous-mess-31-and-features.html

MessyMissy said...

I wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring this post on my sidebar for a week!! Thanks so much for linking up to A Marvelous Mess....here is the link to the post (where you can grab your featured button): http://www.marvelouslymessy.com/2011/09/marvelous-mess-31-and-features.html

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

I am so excited for Halloween and love your spider web garland! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will come back and party again!

Promosyon said...

I am so glad you shared this at Show & Share! Such a great project you made and I learned lot. The spiderwebs look so cute.

Debbie aka Mrs. DP3 said...

Great idea for Halloween or a Spider-Man theme party!

Jaimee said...

What a fun project! LOVE these little web garlands! Really like the idea of the larger, reverse ones on the porch, too : ) I shared this on my crafty facebook page.
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

So pretty!! I would love for you to link this up at my weekly Do Something Crafty party: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Hey Angie!

I'm throwing a little Halloween linky...if you wanted to stop by and throw up your spider web garland, I'd be honored. Any other Halloween projects too. I want this to be a huge resource for all of us Halloween junkies!

Halloween Link Party @ momnivore's dilemma.

Mama Thompson said...

I love this!

*Jeana* said...

Great Idea..love it..
Would love for you to share at my Link party "Creative Halloween Ideas" http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Awesome idea! I just worked with burlap for the first time making banners. This is a great idea that I would love to try. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel~

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