DIY Halloween Crafts :: Coffee Filter Spiderwebs

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How to Make Coffee Filter Spiderwebs - easy DIY Halloween Crafts and DecorationsOkay folks. We have more DIY Halloween crafts we’ve been working on to decorate our house and get into the Halloween spirit.

Coffee filter spider webs and little felt spiders!

These are obviously inspired by all the coffee filter snowflakes we made last winter (so many!) as well as the coffee filter hearts we decorated our window with around Valentine’s Day.

As I’ve said before, coffee filters are perfect for this sort of scissor craft because they are thin without being flimsy, making it easier for kids to cut through multiple layers.

Plus they are already round.

And somewhat transparent, making them great for window decoration.

How to Make Coffee Filter Spiderwebs


  • White coffee filters (the basket kind, not the cone kind)
  • Scissors
  • Black felt or construction paper for the spiders
  • A glue stick


How to Cut Coffee Filter Spiderwebs

Everyone got into this activity.

Maia and her friend Stella each made a couple of spider webs. Stella’s mom, Molly, made a couple. Daphne had fun making cuts around the edges of several coffee filters. And I made several, too.

These are so easy, you probably don’t need any how-to instruction. But I thought I’d show a few different ways I made these spider webs.

DIY Halloween Crafts - Coffee Filter Spiderweb

How to Cut the Coffee Filters to Make Spiderwebs

  • At the top is the easiest of all—just make a series of “V” cuts down one side of the folded coffee filter.
  • At the center is the next easiest—basically cutting rectangles along one side of the folded coffee filter.
  • And I did the bottom one just to see if it would be any different to make the rectangular cuts along both sides. It wasn’t really. Just more work. The bottom one is made from a larger piece of white tissue paper (the kind used in gift wrap), by the way, rather than a coffee filter.

Coffee Filter Spiderwebs for DIY Halloween Decorations

We glued our coffee filter spider webs to the window with a few strategic dabs from a glue stick (it washes off easily when it’s time to take them down).

How to Cut a Spider from Felt

I cut out a few tiny spiders from black felt just for fun and glued them up on the spider webs (you could also use black construction paper).

Coffee Filter Spiderwebs for DIY Halloween Decorations

Don’t they look great grouped together on the window?

More DIY Halloween Crafts

So now we have spiders, bats, pumpkins, and leaves for our fall and Halloween decorations. Seasonal, festive, and maybe just the tiniest bit spooky (bats and spiders don’t scare me, but I guess they do some people?). This may be the scariest we get. Or perhaps we’ll add in some ghosts for good measure…

What are your favorite DIY Halloween crafts?

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  1. says

    What a great idea! We may have to do this, but psychedelic, since my daughter wants to paint more coffee filters (watching those colors blend is addictive, isn’t it?!). I never thought of cutting them into spider webs.

  2. says

    Brilliant idea ! You can make snow flakes and …SPIDER WEBS ! I can’t share this one with my kids, they have to built hunted house as a school project and that will be just perfect decor !

  3. Brandie says

    I did this with my three-year old. I drew lines on the folded filter to give her an idea of what to cut and it worked pretty good. Thanks for the idea!

  4. says

    They turned out great! I love the addition of the felt spiders. We were just crafting with coffee filters today. We painted them with watercolors and then after they were dry I cut out leaf-shapes. After nap time my daughter will glue them to a round piece of cardboard that I cut in the shape of a wreath.

  5. says

    These are awesome! I visit often, but I don’t know if I’ve ever taken the time to tell you how much I love your blog. You’re wonderfully talented, and your projects always look so beautiful. I love the way you present your photos as well. They always look so “clean” and classy. Thanks for being one of my “go-to” blogs when I’m looking for some crafty inspiration!