Glow in the Dark Halloween Doormat

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

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

It Glows!

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

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  1. Wow, you are talented! I can't believe you made this! It's super cute!

  2. It looks so great! It looks store bought, for sure. Great job!

  3. That is really cute. We have (had) a Halloween doormat last year, but I can't find it this year. I was just going to skip it, but when I see how cute this is...I may need to make one. The glow in the dark paint is genius!

  4. ColleenwithMurals&More says:

    It turned out just darling! Love the white glow-in-the-dark - great idea!

    Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

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  6. what a cute idea and it looks like you can color just great!!

  7. I love it! I never thought of painting my plain ol' doormat, but now that I've seen how awesome it is I think I might have to make one for every season. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is seriously so cute- and clever! Great Job- and thanks for sharing!!


  9. Krista @ While He Was Napping says:

    This is so cute! I hope you will come link it to my Halloween party this weekend. It would be a wonderful addition!


  10. Hi,
    This is such a cute idea. What type of paint did you use?

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