Halloween Decor – Make your own Halloween Doormat that glows in the dark.

collage of a before and after of a Halloween Decor Doormat DIY

DIY Halloween Decor

If you like simple and fun how-to’s and DIY home decor, you’ve come to the right place. I also like to make crafts that are somewhat cutesy like this pumpkin wreath

DeCoir 24" X 48" 'Classic Border' Coir Double Door Mat, Medium/large

I’m NOT a Painter

I’m not that good at painting… give me a coloring book and I can usually stay in the lines {If I stick my tongue out, squint really hard, have new crayons and focus, focus, focus} but, I love to craft so I go for easy, quick and inexpensive. I wanted a Halloween doormat for Trick or Treat but didn’t want to spend a lot of money  and got the bright idea {did you just see a light bulb go off?} to paint my own… woot…thank heavens for coir doormats.  I bought my doormat (you can find them at Walmart or Amazon and can click on the pic above for the Amazon option).

DecoArt DS50-3 glo in The Dark Medium, 2oz

I had some paint on hand, a sharpie marker and 2 pieces of scrap paper which was all I needed. Easy to Make Glow in the Dark Halloween Doormat from cupcakesandcrinoline.com


How To Make A Halloween Doormat That Glows in the Dark

I free-handed a Capital B, a chubby O, and a candy corn shape and laid them out on my mat and traced away using a Sharpie. You can see above that I played around with the shapes making them bigger as needed. Since I was using paper, I didn’t feel stressed about making a mistake. I tried a few times until I got the size and shape to my liking and then cut out my letters and shapes. 

I filled in the outlines using the black paint and then painted the candy corn shapes using the orange, yellow, and white paint. I mixed the white with a glow in the dark paint so that the mat ‘glows’ at night.

The glow in the dark paint didn’t have enough color to go it alone so that’s why I mixed it with the white. Keep the ratio a little more in favor of the glow in the dark paint so that it glows well. 

I did two coats of each color and when done outlined everything again with the Sharpie… and voila… a Trick or Treat Halloween Decor Doormat.

Easy to Make Glow in the Dark Halloween Doormat from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

It Glows!

Do you see the scary glow??? {I have no idea how to take night pictures that aren’t just black…so please help me pretend it’s glowing}.