Hi everyone! I’m Valerie from Occasionally Crafty, and I’m so happy to be part of the 30 Crafty Days of September! I’m a busy mom of 3 school-aged kids, so on my blog, you’ll find lots of cute and simple projects busy women like me can make and love!
“Trick or treat, smell my feet”
Oh that lovely little rhyme. I really wish my 5th grade son had never learned the rest of it. What is it about 10 year olds and potty humor?
Still, this part, at least, makes a fun little saying for your whimsical Halloween decor. I’m going to show you how to make this fun doormat encouraging all your Halloween guests to, that’s right, smell your feet.
You’ll need a basic black doormat. You can pick one up at Walmart for about $4. You’ll also need stenciling material and painting supplies. I decided to use Oracal 651 vinyl as my stencil, though next time I will probably just use stencil material. If you don’t have a digital cutter like a Cricut (or can’t find a friend with one), then you could pick up a cute Halloween stencil at the craft store instead.
Download the cut file here. Note- it will only open in Silhouette Studio.
Then cut the design and weed away the letters of the design, as pictured above.
Use transfer tape to pick up your stencil and move it to the doormat. I’m being totally honest when I say this is kind of a pain and you need to be patient and slow. Duct tape might help.
Smooth your stencil down, and dab your paint on all over the letters. You’re going to want to do multiple thin coats, drying in between, rather than dab on a whole bunch of paint at once. This will help keep your design cleaner. I also like to use chalk paint as it is thicker and won’t run as easily.
I did the witch shoes first, then the lettering.
Peel away your stencil and you should have pretty, crisp lines!
Now you’re ready for all those trick-or-treaters! Happy Halloween!
If you love Halloween decor, you might also like my Candy Corn Shadowbox
or my Paper Witch Hat!