Looking for some Halloween decor that’s simple to create AND hauntingly beautiful? You’ve come to the right place! This machine embroidery tutorial will show you how to use freestanding embroidery to embellish some spooky bottles and jars for your Halloween display! This project is perfect for beginners who are just trying out freestanding lace or seasoned pro’s who’d like to use their skills to create a quick and easy project! Our Freestanding Buildable Spiderweb Doilies are incredibly versatile – stitch just a few spiderwebs and use them as accents like we did here, or stitch a whole set and combine them into a larger project like a table runner or placemat. Grab your supplies, and let’s get stitching!

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor



Step 1

Gather your supplies.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor supplies

Step 2

Thread embroidery machine with black thread and black bobbin.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor embroidery machine

Step 3

Download Buildable Spiderweb Lace Doilies to your embroidery machine. We loaded design #12956-5 for this project.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor stitch design

Step 4

Cut 1 piece of OESD BadgeMaster and 1 piece of OESD AquaMesh larger than your embroidery hoop. Layer BadgeMaster on top of AquaMesh and pull layers tight in the hoop.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor stabilizer

Step 5

Before stitching Step 2, change the top and bobbin thread to Isa TEXLIGHT Glow in the Dark. Stitch additional spiderwebs as desired.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor glow in the dark design

Step 6

Remove stabilizer from the hoop and cut excess stabilizer from around each web. Remove thread tails using OESD’s Perfect Snips.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor trim stabilizer

Step 7

Rinse your spiderwebs under warm running water. Allow to dry on a flat surface.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor wash away stabilizer

Step 8

Spray your bottles or jars with frosted glass paint in a well-ventilated area.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor paint jars

Step 9

Coat the back of your spiderweb with glue.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor glue embroidery

Step 10

Press your spiderweb firmly against the jar. Allow the glue to dry completely before adding any embellishments. If you’d like, add a second web for a 3-D effect.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor finish jars

Step 11

Once the glue is dry, use a black marker to cover any white spots where the glue did not dry clear.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor finish jars

Step 12

Attach ribbon and add embellishments, including jewelry and buttons.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor embellish jars

Step 13

Place OESD Pixie lights inside the jars to illuminate.

Spiderweb Lace Halloween Decor finished glow in the dark home decor


We hope you enjoyed this machine embroidery tutorial! Have you created your very own project with Buildable Spiderweb Doilies? Come show off your work in our private Facebook group, The Perfect Stitch!