Spiderweb Decor or Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Spiderweb Decor or Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Once upon a time, I created some shabby chic wall decor for our dining room with lace doilies in embroidery hoops. I loved how they looked, but as Halloween approached, I pictured a spookier version. A version that looked like a Halloween spider web or Spiderweb decor. And it would be VERY easy to make!

How to create simple wall art using upcycled vintage crochet doilies and repurposed embroidery hoops for easy, simple home decor by Sadie Seasongoods

I took a look at the lace doilies in my fabric stash and chose three to craft with. The two smaller ones may be more spider web-esque in nature, but the large one had a few stains and holes. And this project is positively perfect for the imperfect doilies in your collections

Lace doilies to be upcycled into the spider web decor or a Halloween spider web

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Transforming Lace Doilies into Spider Web Decor

To transform the lace doilies into spider web decorations, I decided that dyeing them with grey fabric dye made the most sense. I bought a small box of Rit dye to give the doilies a spookier makeover.

Grey fabric dye to use on lace doilies for upcycling into spider web decoration for Halloween

I followed the directions on the box and the grey fabric dye worked like a charm!

See why I said that a few stains wouldn’t be a big deal? The dye masked them a good deal!

Next, I took a thrifted embroidery hoop and painted it black. Then, I just encased one of the lace doilies in the hoop, just as I had done in my previous blog post.

Basically, I set it in the embroidery hoop and pulled the doily taut as I tightened the rings. Then, I trimmed off any excess doily and sealed the edges with fabric glue or a fray stop glue.

Doesn’t that look awesome? But it needed a few more things to make it REALLY look like a Halloween spider web…

Halloween spider web or Halloween wall decor with lace doilies in an embroidery hoop

A fake spider was needed – or maybe two! NOW it was definitely looking more like a spiderweb / cobweb.

Fake spider on spiderweb decor that is made with lace doilies and an embroidery hoop

To make my Halloween spider web look even spookier, I added a fake spider hanging from a piece of grey thread. I simply threaded it through the embroidery hoop and one of the openings of the vintage doily. Perfect, right?

Halloween wall decor by dyeing the lace doilies with grey fabric dye

I still had a couple of lace doilies left! So, I painted more embroidery hoops and made another spider web decoration. This time, I added a little mummy to the center of the web.

Spiderweb decor or spider web decoration for Halloween wall decor

To make the mummy, I made a little stick figure with a white pipe cleaner. Then, I wrapped the entire thing in medical tape. SUPER EASY! And I hot glued him to the center of my Halloween spider web.

Halloween Spider Web for Halloween Wall Decor

I also added a couple of hanging spiders to this spiderweb, as well. And that was it!

Lace doilies in embroidery hoops as a Halloween spider web and scary Halloween decorations

I’m definitely getting into the Halloween spirit with these! And they’re a great way to use up some of the lace doilies and old embroidery hoops in your stash.

If you enjoyed this upcycling idea for scary Halloween decorations, then you’ll love these Halloween figurines from thrift store finds!

Ceramic figurines from the thrift store that are Halloween figurines and haunted objects by Sadie Seasongoods

And this ghost light project only takes a few minutes to put together!

Ghost light for light up Halloween decorations by upcycling the glass light covers with white glowsticks by Sadie Seasongoods

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  1. oh these doilies turned spider webs are so spookily adorable!! I want a few of my own and I love the poor little guy stuck there in the middle lol. you are wicked fun girl!

  2. How clever! I love the spider hanging down from the hoop. Cool!

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  3. Great idea! Definitely perfect for Halloween!

  4. Absolutely love these ! What a great way to use doilies !

  5. So Cute! I love it. Completely unexpected but it totally works!

  6. Those are adorable! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  7. Joy @ Yesterfood says

    Is there no end to your creativity? (No!!) 🙂 Thank you for sharing this spooky-cute craft with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 🙂

  8. You are so creative! And thrifty! Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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  10. These are so cool! The little hanging spider is my favorite!

  11. Wow! I love these. I know how to crochet but never thought of making spider webs. Such a fantastic idea!
    Thanks for linking up at Merry Mondays!

  12. Thanks for linking these up at Project Inspire{d}… fixed your name LOL.

  13. I love this idea because it uses things that a lot of people have lying around their home. Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturdays.

  14. Sadie thanks for this idea I love it. I have been seeing a lot of ideas using embroidery hoops years ago I decorated like crazy with them. glad to see and hear they are back in style again. how was the dyeing process was it pretty easy to use? Susie

    • Hi, Susie- thank you for your comment! Yes, the Rit Dye was really easy to use and didn’t take long at all! I used a bucket in my kitchen sink- followed all directions on the box, but they took color so quickly that I didn’t leave them in for nearly as long as the box said to. I figured since they weren’t going to be washed over and over again like clothes, that it was fine to take them out of the dye solution quicker. 🙂

  15. That is AWESOME! Thanks for dropping by the Mommy Needs a Time Out Linky last week! We’re pinning you now and hope to see more from you later!

  16. I love the mummy doll being caught up in this web. It looks super easy.

  17. Molly Tomaszewski says

    so easy and so spooky cool. Guess what I am making today? Have everything needed to make these and in the crafting spirit after getting your email with the lanters and venus fly with skull. Thank you for sharing your creativity.


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