Spider Web Decor for Halloween

Spider Web Decor for Halloween

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 Spider Web decor. And it would be VERY easy to make!

embroidery hoop wall art with vintage doilies

Now, you may be thinking- “But Sadie, you’ve already done a Halloween project with embroidery hoops!”. And you’re right- I have.

spooky silhouettes as halloween window decor

But this one would almost be a marriage of the two projects I showed you above.

So, 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

vintage doilies to be dyed

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Making a Spider Web Doily

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

dye to use on vintage doilies

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 extremely well!

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…

spider web decor and halloween wreath

A fake spider was needed- actually, two! NOW it was definitely looking more like a Halloween spider web.

fake spiders on a spider web doily

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

spider decor on a crochet spider web

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.

Ready to see how I finished up my spider web decor?

Spider Web Decor for Halloween

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?

spider hanging from web

I also added a couple of hanging spiders to this spider web doily, as well. Like two babies coming to help mama feast on the mini mummy!

spider web doily and spider decor

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!

halloween figurines for spooky decor

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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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  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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