How to Hang Fake Cobwebs

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How to Hang Fake Cobwebs
Fake cobwebs are inexpensive and effective decorations. (Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Although most homemakers fight a continual battle against cobwebs, frequently vacuuming corners and shelves to remove them, cobwebs may create the ideal decor during the Halloween season. Lightweight and delicate, artificial cobwebs do not require extensive hardware to hang them. Decorate your home, porch or yard by hanging fake cobwebs in corners and between objects. With temporary hooks, the cobwebs will go up and come back down again with little effort.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • Temporary adhesive hooks

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  1. 1

    Clean the surfaces where you plan to attach the adhesive hooks. Saturate a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol and wipe the hanging surface carefully. Allow the surface to dry thoroughly.

  2. 2

    Examine the adhesive strip that attaches to the back of the hook and the hanging surface. One side of the adhesive strip goes on the back of the hook and the other side goes on the hanging surface.

  3. 3

    Peel away the liner that covers one side of the adhesive strip and press the sticky area to the back of the hook. Peel away the liner that covers the other side of the adhesive strip and press the hook to the wall where you wish to hang a cobweb. Press firmly on the hook to make sure it attaches securely to the wall.

  4. 4

    Loop an edge of the cobweb over the hook.

  5. 5

    Stretch the cobweb over to a second point. Make the distance between hanging points far enough so that the cobweb will be taut without stretching it so tightly that it rips the cobweb.

  6. 6

    Repeat the same process to affix the adhesive strip to the back of the hook and then to the surface. Loop the edge of the cobweb over the hook.

  7. 7

    Continue affixing hooks at each point where you wish to attach a cobweb to a wall or other vertical surface. Loop the edges of the cobwebs over each hook.

  8. 8

    Remove cobwebs by unhooking them from the hooks. Fold up the cobwebs and save them for another year. Remove the hooks from the surfaces by pulling straight down on the adhesive tab hanging from the bottom of the hook. This will make the hook release from the surface. Save the hooks for another year -- use fresh adhesive strips to affix them again.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose corners for hanging the cobwebs. Doorways, room corners, stairways, railings and spaces between walls and high furniture are all ideal places to hang cobwebs. Unless you want people to walk through cobwebs, hang them high above people's heads.

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