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15 Minute Paper Spider Webs DIY

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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!
paper spider webs

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 just like to  punish myself. 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…..

paper spider webs

Common questions about cutting these paper spider webs! 

What type of paper works best for these spider webs?

Do not use regular old 60lb cardstock for these webs! You want something sturdy that will hold up to your blade on your Silhouette or Cricut

I liked using glitter cardstock for my paper spider webs because it’s thick and I really loved the glitter on the finished webs. 

What cut settings should you use?

The wrong cut settings can cause your paper to rip and tear!

I used the glitter settings to cut these paper spider webs and it worked fine. 

But, you’ll want to turn on Line Segment Overcut and make sure you’re using a new blade. I have a Silhouette Autoblade for my Silhouette Cameo 3 that I use specifically for cardstock.

Paper Spider Webs

How do I get the paper spider webs off the cutting mat without it ripping?

This is the million dollar question. I’ve wasted so much paper trying to get it off the mat and I don’t want you to struggle!

First thing is to make sure your mat isn’t too sticky.

I recently invested in the Silhouette Light Hold cutting mat and I’m obsessed! It made cutting paper so much easier.

But if you don’t have one, try using an older (less sticky) mat. If it’s too sticky you will not get your paper off. That’s not what you want. 

If all you have is a new mat grab a cotton t-shirt and rub it all over your mat. The fibers will stick to the mat and cut down on the “stickiness”.

When you go to pull up your paper from the mat use the Silhouette spatula tool and also make sure that you’re pulling the mat away from the paper, not the other way around! 

Paper Spider Webs

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!

Combine these with some of my other Halloween projects and you’ve got yourself some cool party decor!

Paper Spider Webs

How to Make Your Own Paper Spider Webs!

Paper Spider Webs -Get the SVG cut files for these paper spider webs! Make your own family-friendly decor instead this year, it only takes 15 minutes to put together with the Silhouette Cameo!

Paper Spider Webs

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These paper spider webs are the perfect easy Halloween decor. You can use them as wall ornaments, party decor, or even a photo backdrop!

Materials

Tools

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Spatula Tools
  • Silhouette Light Hold Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Autoblade

Instructions

  1. Download the paper spider web file and open it in your Silhouette software.
  2. Adjust the cut settings and then hit cut!
  3. Use your spatula tool to remove the paper from your mat. Make sure to go easy on your paper so it doesn't rip!
  4. Hang up your paper spider webs or use them on your table decor for your Halloween party!

Notes

For these paper spider webs my Silhouette settings were...PAPER TYPE: Glitter Cardstock, DEEP CUT BLADE: 6, SPEED: 3, THICKNESS: 33, PASS 2.

  1. You may have to cut your design twice if you're using Glitter cardstock. Glitter is harder to cut because of the thickness.
  2. Clean out your blade after you cut cardstock (especially glitter). Pieces can get stuck in your blade and it will effect the way your blade cuts.

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5 Comments

    1. Thank you! I’m with you, I don’t like decorating for it either. hahaha Does Tyler typically go all out for it?!

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