Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Door Mat



I hear that Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood, and after living in a condo the last 7 years, this is my first time decorating a front door stoop for upcoming trick or treaters!

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I was time pressed to jazz up our entry for our housewarming party this past weekend and made this simple "BOO!" mat in a matter of minutes using a basic black doormat I had leftover from making chevron doormats.

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Need a Halloween mat for your own front door? Here's all you need to make your own BOO Mat in minutes!

Supplies for Halloween Mat




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How to Make Halloween Mat


1. Tape the stencils down to your rug with the masking tape to hold them in place. The rug I used had ridges on it which helped with the spacing of the letters to make sure they were centered on the mat.

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2. Pour a little craft paint onto a paper plate and apply to the rug with a foam brush with an up and down blotting motion. Hold down the stencil with your other hand to prevent any paint from seeping under the stencil.

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3. Since the fabric in the rug soaks up the paint a bit, I gave it two coats, one after the other. Remove the stencils and let dry.

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Hazel snuck into this photo, as is often the case if I try taking pictures while she is awake! I couldn't resist sharing her cute tippy toes as she tries to reach for the door handle. ;)

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