DIY Halloween Doormat
Enter at your own risk! This stenciled Halloween doormat will warn trick-or-treaters to ‘beware!’
This craft couldn’t be any easier and you’ll end up with a mat that rivals those seen in stores. Plus, you’ll save money by doing it yourself—and have more to spend on all that candy!
You don’t need an expensive, heavy-duty mat. This one’s more decorative than utilitarian so trick-or-treaters won’t be scraping their feet on it. To keep your stenciled mat looking fresh year after year, keep it out of direct sunlight. Otherwise, it’ll fade.
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Halloween doormat instructions
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- card stock
- X-acto knife
- paper to cover area not stenciled
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- spray paint
- red acrylic paint (optional)
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- Print out on card stock then arrange the stencils on your mat to make sure they’re going to fit. If the letters are too big or small, adjust the print scale in your printing options.
- Carefully cut out the letters where indicated, using an X-acto knife. You will be using the backgrounds, not the letters themselves, for the stencils. Then arrange again to make certain that they will fit nicely on your mat.
- Starting with the first letter, apply a heavy coat of spray adhesive onto the back of the stencil to help it stay in place. Lay it onto mat, covering the rest of the mat with paper to protect it from paint.
- Hold the paint can about 6″ over top of your stencil (not at an angle), point straight down and spray—if the stencil starts to shift, hold it down with your hand. Do small sections at a time to make sure paint doesn’t get underneath the stencil. Repeat with the remaining letters.
- To add some flair, drip a few drops of red acrylic paint at random to look like blood—the messier the better!
Make sure you completely cover your work surface or go outside. Spray paint travels very far and doesn’t come out!