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 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…..
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.
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!
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!
How to Make Your Own Paper Spider Webs!