Here's a trick our Department 56 designer, Kristy, uses in her Halloween village displays - plastic fencing from the hardware store! This inexpensive garden fencing comes in white, and in sections. A can of black spray paint turns it into an instant Halloween accessory. You can leave the longer spikes, or trim them off, depending on how you'll use it in your display.
Kristy not only uses it upright, but flips it upside down to hang from the ceiling - is that a creepy spider accent or what?!