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Quick-Spun Cobwebs

If that spooky, hundred-year-old dusty look doesn't come naturally, fake it with hot-glue cobwebs; we "spun" them over realistic-looking stuffed birds.




  • Hot-glue pads, from
  • Low-melt trigger glue gun (23601-0000), from


  1. Step 1

    Place several hot-glue pads around the area you want to cover in webs, about 3 inches away from your display. Fill a low-melt trigger glue gun with hot glue; set the gun on low.

  2. Step 2


    Squeeze out a dime-size pool of glue on one of the glue pads, then place the tip of the gun into this glue and quickly pull the gun over the object and rest the tip on another pad. Squeeze out a second blob of glue on this pad, and loop over your object again.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat until everything looks as if it hasn't been cleaned in decades. Once the webs harden, carefully loosen them from the pads.

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Reviews (3)

  • blushgirl 9 Oct, 2009

    It is tricky but it looks great

  • aprongal 31 Oct, 2008

    there is actally a "web gun" available thru craftmart that does the same thing, with out the tricky part, same gun that movie people use.

  • Anna_Marie 31 Oct, 2008

    Sounds pretty tricky to do...but the results look great!