Arachnids have long been eight-legged emblems of the eerie holiday, but this year, supersized spider decorations are popping up even more on , Instagram, and in stores.
There are so many ways to try out the trend. We've seen the creepy-crawly creatures covering rooftops, standing guard over gardens, and even framing carports.
Craft a spiderweb with clothesline-style rope or white Christmas tinsel garland for your front porch, as shown above, or simply suspend fuzzy store-bought spiders from your home's exterior using fishing line, clips, or hooks (below).
For a cute-not-creepy take on the trend, Annie Thompson, the blogger behind DIY Decor Mom, made some adjustments to the popular PVC pipe spider.
Googly eyes gave the homemade decoration a silly, non-threatening look that won't terrify kids, the body is actually a trash bag stuffed with leaves, which is easy to repeat each year.
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Though Annie cut the pipes herself using a miter saw, a handsaw will also work. Plus, as she points out, you could also ask your local home improvement store to do that part for you. When it's time to take it apart, the skinny materials store super easily.
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