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Decrepit Dwelling

A tangle of cheesecloth spiderwebs is a sure sign that ghouls, goblins, and other spooky types have taken over the (un)living room. The ragged-looking webs can be hung across any entryway. Drooping lilies on the buffet table and pumpkins in faded hues add to this space's haunted appeal.




  • Measuring tape
  • White or ivory cheesecloth (by the roll)
  • Scissors
  • Pushpins or adhesive hooks
  • Plastic spiders
  • White craft glue


  1. Step 1


    Measure where you will hang the cheesecloth, and cut fabric to the width of that space. Pin or hook cheesecloth in place. Cut vertical strips in cloth, varying the length of the cuts and the spacing between.

  2. Step 2


    Snip, tear, and make holes in each strip; rub cheesecloth between hands to fray the edges. Attach plastic spiders to the tattered webbing with glue.



Reviews (6)

  • kerrykochmanski 30 Jul, 2013

    A gorgeous looking dwelling..! These dwellings are indeed world apart in their class! The will certainly enhance the styles and fashion in cool contacts of the ladies who like to get noticed!

  • KDrausin 27 Oct, 2011

    Thank you! Looks easy enough - I'll give it a try.

  • thisgirlluvs2cook 16 Oct, 2011

    This is a great idea for cobwebs! I dislike the cobwebs they sell in a bag at the store, it makes a mess and never looks that authentic. I bought ivory cheesecloth and white, soaked both in coffee to make them look old. Wrung the coffee out and then let dry. After it was dry I took a pair of scissors and tore holes in the cloth and ripped it to make webs. Hung them throughout my house and they looked great!

  • EasyCraftsNut 13 Oct, 2011

    Although an indoor idea, I'm using it for outdoors. Since June we have had three trees come down. The last is still out there, bare of all but one branch sticking up, on its side, looking like a Trapezoid. I've been looking for an idea to dress it up for Halloween, will us cheesecloth and make very large Spider for the branch sticking up. Any other ideas?

  • ashleyludwig 12 Oct, 2011

    We'll be doing this at for my daughter's Nightmare Birthday Party... so spooky, should keep everyone up all night!

  • mossers 11 Oct, 2011

    this is great decorating idea