This is an easy technique similar to making a paper doll, and I love the results. The slightly translucent coffee filter makes the perfect cobweb.
Here's how you do it:
First fold a large filter in half, then in half again, and in half again so you end up with a wedge.
Lightly mark your web shape with a pencil.
I usually make 4 bars going across.
Then I mark out the edges. This just helps me to keep where I'm going to cut on track.
Now that your web is marked out you'll need a craft knife to cut out all the areas in the center.
The areas that are scribbled in are the ones I'm going to cut.
A sharp knife blade really helps get through all those layers of the filter cleanly.
Once you have all the areas cut out with the craft knife take your scissors and round the outside edge to match the arms of the web.
Now unfold and you have a great web to decorate your house for Halloween.
You could stop there, but these also make an awesome banner.
To make a banner, start by cutting each web in half with scissors.
Using a piece of white thread as long as you want your banner glue on each section of web.
I placed a dot of glue on each edge and in the middle of every web section and stuck the thread into the glue.
Keep going until you have a banner as long as you need. And that's all there is to it. I love how this came out and can't wait to hang them all over the house!