Something I never thought I’d say: “I want spiders on my house!” Yet here we are, my house is covered in spiders and I couldn’t love it more! Have you noticed the spiders on house trend? I started seeing it a year ago. And, since last year was the first time that I decorated for halloween and not just traditional fall, it was too soon for me to go all out.
Fast forward a year and now . . . I’m ready. Ready to go bigger and bolder on the Halloween decor. And what better way to do that than with the new giant spiders on house movement. Because friends, this is a movement! One of the best parts about the whole process was how easy and budget-friendly it was! Okay yes, being on a ladder high up was a little nerve-racking, but I pushed through and can say with complete honesty it was worth it!
Spiders On House: What You’ll Need
All you’ll need for this project is spiders, webbing (not required but so fun!), and some adhesive hooks! Three things and you’re ready to completely transform the outside of your house.
What you’ll need:
We also added a few more decor items to the front of our house like levitating witch hats, a skeleton, and a few other spooky fun things!
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How to Attach Spiders onto House
When I first saw the spiders on people’s houses, I assumed they nailed them up there. How else are they going to stay? So, when Travis came home from work one night I informed him I had ordered the cutest spiders he ever did see and that we were going to nail them to the house!
Friends, he turned and looked at me like I had lost my mind.
“I’m not putting nails into my siding! No, Eryn, that’s too far!”
Disappointed but not deterred I started thinking that these very nice homes that had spiders on them probably also didn’t want a bunch of holes in their siding? So I started researching and realized, as I’m sure most of you have figured out way before me, that adhesive hooks were the perfect middle ground!
Clean, prep, and stick!
To attach the adhesive hooks to your siding, first, make sure the area is clean from dirt and debris. I took a lightly wet cloth, cleaned the area well, and then rubbed it with another, dry cloth.
Attach Hooks At Leg Joints
I found that attaching the spiders to the house with the hooks worked best at the leg joints. Make sure your hooks rotate so you can position them perfectly. We ended up clamping a few of the hooks closed around the legs so they wouldn’t slip off of the hooks if we had a gust of wind.
Can you spot the two hooks visible on the spider below?
We used about three hooks per spider, in sort of a triangular pattern.
Adding the webbing
The webbing really gives the whole thing a three-dimensional look. I added more hooks to hold the webbing, but also got creative and attached it to corners, over the banisters a bit, onto the porch swing from the house. Basically, I tried to re-create what I see real spiders do all the time. Think they would be proud of me?
To finish off the front of the house, we also hung witches’ hats, added a skeleton, and a few cute ghosts to the porch steps. All in all, I am so happy with how it turned out. And my husband loves that the siding is hole-free. Win-win!
Side note: We just painted our front door and I can’t get over how good it looks!
Do you decorate for Halloween? I’d love to hear what you do!
Front porch decor: