This weekend we are hosting a friends Thanksgiving, which has given me a perfect excuse…
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. It is all the creepy, scary goodness I just love about the fall, plus it’s my birthday eve! So I couldn’t resist making a little Halloween craft to decorate the dining room. Come see how easy it is to make a Spider Web Table Runner, using just fabric and a paint marker.
This is one of those projects I made with supplies around the house. I love going through my craft stash and creating something for no money. It gets my creative juices flowing. See all my free projects here.
To make this all you need is a piece of black fabric. I used a vinyl, crocodile-like textured one from Joann Fabrics. All you need is a yard or, even half a yard since that comes 18×54 in the home decor fabrics, which is perfect for a runner size. I originally intended to do something else with it, but that didn’t work out. So it sat in my fabric bin for a year. I realized I could put it to work as a table runner and for free too.
I added a light coat of silver spray paint to the piece since I was trying something new, but I know it would look great just black, without any paint.
After you have cut it into a longer table-runner shape (which depends on your table or buffet length) cut arches out of the edge of the piece. There’s no pattern to this, just make shapes that look like the edge of a spider web.
After that, draw on your spider webs with the paint marker. For this I used a Sharpie water-based paint marker in white. You can find these at craft stores and I recently saw them at Home Depot too. Look up online how to make the spider web shape if you’re not familiar with it. It’s surprising how easy it is to get it wrong!
Again, there’s no pattern or science to this, just draw and connect the webs on the fabric. You can go over them with the marker twice to make them darker if you wish.
I put this in the dining room, on the buffet and just love the black against the white. Of course I had to add some splashes of gold to the top in the form of spray painted dollar store gourds, and my gold lamp. See how to distress a mirror using paint stripper and bleach here.
The white feather boa wreath is something I have out from now until January, it’s one of my most favorite crafts, so I change up what I put in it. Today a dollar store spider has taken up residence.
See my other fall crafts below:
- Holiday Table Runner
- Feather Boa Wreath
- Glitter Pine Cones
- Leaf Garland
- Cork Trivets
- Kraft Paper Tree