SpiderWeb Table Runner

3 Materials
2 Hours

If you are looking to decorate a table for October, then this is the project for you. It's fun and creative and a little spidery, too.

All you need are a few webs and some pretend spiders and your table is set and ready for a fun, spidery party.

Want to see how to make it?

Here's the step-by-step for creating a spiderweb table runner.



Black paint pen marker

Cute black spiders (I twisted mine off of the top of rings)

Straight-edge to draw lines

Hot glue

1. Make your burlap table runner.

You can sew it or just cut it and fringe the edges.

Or maybe you have a burlap runner just lying around that you got at a yard sale.

Or you can do what I did (see step 2).

2. If you don’t want to sew or fringe or raid your yard sale stack….make a burlap runner with fusible tape.

Simply cut a strip of burlap a foot longer than the length of your table.

Fold over a 1/2″ flap around on all sides.


Add fusible tape and iron again.

3. Using an oil-based paint pen draw a 10″ straight line from the edge of your fabric.

I went with the oil-based paint pen instead of a regular Sharpie because they told me at Michael’s that this paint pen was washable.

I’m glad I did.

It really holds up so much better than a regular Sharpie.

4. Continue drawing lines radiating out from the center point

I drew seven lines for a half a web.

I also made webs at the corner and made five lines.

5. Connect the lines at the top.

Leave a small part of the web sticking out at the top.

6. Fill one section of web with crisscrossing lines.

Alternate directions and connect some of the lines to mimic a spider’s web.

7. Continue this same pattern with the remainder of the sections of the web.

8. Draw lines down from the web and hot glue spiders to the end.

9. Add a spider trim to the end of the runner.

Take two of the spider’s legs and insert them through the burlap.

10. Press into place and let dry.

11. Repeat with six spiders on each side.

That's it! Your table runner is ready.

Create a simple centerpiece with pumpkins, spider web and fake spiders. Layer the pumpkins onto tiered platforms and stretch out the spider web between the pumpkins. Tuck the the spiders into the web, in and amongst the pumpkins and have them crawling onto the table.

Now you (and your table) are ready for a party.

Here are some of my other favorite fall projects:

State Pumpkin

Felted Wool Pumpkin

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Can this be any cuter? I bought a bag of spiders from Oriental Traders for a dollar one year in one of their Free Shipping for any order sales. I gave spiders and chocolate to trick or treaters for two years. Sometimes when I open an odd drawer, I still see plastic spiders. This is a great idea. Jewell

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