Get the SVG cut files for these Paper Spider Webs! They are way more friendly than the real kind and make super cute party decor too!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I.HATE.SPIDERS.
Even the fake ones. Because some of those suckers look way too real. I’m that person who avoids the Halloween prop aisles at the store like the plague and breath a huge sigh of relief when they finally swap out all that decor for the Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies.
So why would I ignore all that deep rooted hatred and DIY some cool paper spider webs? Because I’m apparently crazy. 😉
Or maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment. But whatever the reason, I still DIY’d some paper spider webs. And I actually like them. Maybe I am going a little bit crazy…..
These paper spider webs are the perfect decor for families – a little bit of Halloween without being overly terrifying. They’d be perfect to put underneath your candy bowl on Halloween night or even as part of a spooky background for your Halloween party food table!
How to Make Your Own Paper Spider Webs!
- Black, White, or Silver Cardstock
- Silhouette Cameo or other cutting machine
- Silhouette Weeding Tool
- Super Sticky Silhouette Cutting Mat
For these paper spider webs my Silhouette settings were PAPER TYPE: Glitter Cardstock. AUTOMATIC BLADE = 10, SPEED = 3, THICKNESS = 33, and DOUBLE CUT.
I had to cut my design twice just so that it went all the way through the cardstock. Glitter tends to be a little harder to cut because of the thickness. It can also wreak havoc on your blade so make sure you clean it out after cutting glitter, pieces can get stuck in your blade and will effect the way your blade cuts material.
You’ll also want to make sure that you have a really sticky mat. You do not want the cardstock sliding all around as it’s being cut, otherwise you’ll ruin a piece of paper. Just ask me how I know…
After I finally got the glitter to cut everything else was really easy. If you have trouble getting your settings right to cut the file (it happens to us all!), DO NOT unload your mat from your machine. You will never be able to line it up properly again. Just keep pressing cut until you can lift up one side of the paper from the mat to check if the paper spider webs have cut through.
Don’t be afraid to keep cutting if you feel like your blade hasn’t done it’s job. When I was first learning how to use my machine I would cut things 10 times (excessive? probably!) just to make sure it was cut all the way through before removing it from the mat. You probably don’t have to cut it that many times (like, ever) but it is okay to cut a few times just to be certain.
No one wants to waste paper, so cut as many times as you want to! It’s okay to be a little bit OCD when it comes to not wanting to waste supplies.
Combine these with some of my other Halloween projects and you’ve got yourself some cool party decor!