All Hallows’ Eve is on its way, with so much joy and many exciting things waiting for you. Are you seeking new spooky ideas to decorate your living space for this festive holiday? A personalized Halloween welcome mat seems to be a great point. You can create a Cute Halloween Doormat, a Dog Halloween Doormat, or a Screaming Halloween Doormat. These items will change your vibes and make it look more adorable, funny, or even scary. How can you make a mat for Hallowe’en by yourself? Is it easy? Read our detailed instructions to learn how to create your own Halloween Doormat in only four simple steps.
Materials And Tools
- A blank mat
- Cutting machine
- Foam brush
- Sharpie paint pen
- Paint palette
- Acrylic paint
- Spray paint
- Painter’s tape
Instructions On Making A Halloween Welcome Mat
The standard size of the mat for front door is 24 x 36 or 21 x 33. For single door or back door, it is 18 x 30.
After preparing a plain doormat with the size you want, take the following steps to make your personalized mat. It would be effortless and just take you a little time.
Step 1: Create A Design For Your Mat
Let’s get started by brainstorming a theme for your All Hallows’ Eve mat. There are various choices of themes, such as Disney Halloween Doormat, Halloween Buffalo Plaid Doormat, Black Halloween Doormat, and so on. To discover more fascinating themes for Halloween front porch mats, you can go to Pinterest and search for related keywords. You can also sketch out your design with paper and pencil when you come up with exciting ideas.
Collect your favorite decorative patterns, and then create a design related to the Hallowe’en theme. Some useful websites such as Canva and PicMonkey and software such as Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator will help you make your beautiful design. After finishing your design, go to the shop and print it out (transfer your ideas into stencils). If you don’t want to spend your time making designs, you can visit the supply store and buy ready-made stencils with beautiful images. However, customizing your stencil will make your Hallowe’en front porch mat more unique and eye-catching.
Step 2: Cut Stencil And Tape It To Your Mat
You can use a cutting machine such as Cricut to cut your stencil. Then you lay your mat on a flat surface and put your stencil on top of it. Stick stencils to the mat firmly by using painter’s tape. When sticking the tape, you need to be careful and ensure that stencils won’t move while painting and coloring. Use your hand to flatten all wrinkles on the mat. If you have decal stencils, you may not need the painter’s tape.
Step 3: Paint And Color Decorative Patterns
You can use spray paint to color the background fastly and have a durable finish. You can also use acrylic paint to mix with others easily and create a matte and long-lasting coverage. You can apply 3-4 coats to have a beautiful color. After that, you should wait for 2-3 minutes until the paint is dry. Then, continue to paint the letters or images on the stencil by using foam brushes or Sharpie paint pens. Dive your foam brush in paint and start coloring. Use Sharpie paint pens for tiny patterns.
Step 4: Remove Stencil And Add More Stuff If You Want
Remove the stencil from the mat. If you aren’t satisfied with its design, let’s draw more images and turn back to the previous step. You should wait until your mat is completely dry. Peel the painter’s tape, and now it is ready to display.
- Make a Light Up Hallowe’en Doormat with LED light
It will be so surprising if your mat glows when you or your guests stand there. Buy LED light to make a Light up Hallowe’en Doormat. The battery cell is placed in the rubber, so you will feel nothing when stepping on the mat.
- Create a Hallowe’en Doormat with sound
You can make your visitors scared by adding a small item to make a horrible sound when stepping on the mat. Hide the speaker of this item somewhere near the mat. If you don’t want to scare your guests, you can buy items that make cute or funny music.
Here are two useful tips that help you with Hallowe’en Doormat making.
- When sticking your stencil to the mat, you only need to tape the right and the left edge of the stencil. It’s enough to make the stencil not move around during your painting process. Instead of tape, you can use some pins to make the stencil adhesive.
- You should paint a light first coat, then reapply more coats. 3-4 painting times are ideal to have a good finish.
- Some people are interested in hiding keys under the mat.
- 3D Doormat can deceive the eyes of the guests and create funny situations.
- While several people use mats having nice words to welcome or give compliment to visitors, others like using mats having phrases that can troll their guests.
How To Clean And Maintain A Doormat
If your mat is only a little dirty, you can shake it to remove dust and dirt. In case you have vaccum cleaner, use it to take all dust on the mat.
If your mat get much more dirty, you can take these following steps to wash it by hand.
- Put some baking soda on the mat and use a brush to remove dirt easily. Baking soda can help you get rid of unpleasant smell.
- Let your mat dry by placing it under moderate sunlight.
If you want to wash your mat by washing machine, you need to check whether it can be washable or not. Make sure that the washing machine won’t ruin your mat or change its shape.
To preserve your mat, you should have a weekly or monthly schedule to keep it clean. The cleaning time depends on how dirty your mat gets. You should not use strong detergents to wash it.
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All Hallow’s Eve is such a special occasion and just comes once a year. So, don’t miss this chance to decorate your area with beautiful mats and make your space more cute or creepy, whatever you want. You can use these items not only this time but also all year round. After learning the instructions on how to make a Halloween Doormat, now you can start doing it by yourself. Or if you want to save time, Blog Flagwix is a blog where you can view great items.
Doormats made of coir, polypropylene, and nylon are perfect to use. These materials are inexpensive and durable over time. You can stencil and paint your doormat easily.
You can add some Halloween images such as Pumpkin, Black Cat, Skeleton, Skull, etc. You can also deliver creepy messages like ‘Trick or treat, smell my feet’, ‘Welcome to haunted Halloween house’, ‘Watch Out Behind You’, and so on.
There are several factors to create a fantastic Halloween Doormat in particular and doormat in general. You should care about the material, the design, as well as how thick and scratched the doormat is.