witchy welcome mat

Whether decorating for Halloween or hosting a “Wizard of Oz” party, this fun welcome mat is great way for guests to make an entrance at your door!  This quick and simple to make project was inexpensive, too, thanks to $1 purchases at Dollar Tree.

I love to decorate for Halloween, but I don’t like gory decor.  I like my Halloween decor to be a little spooky and a lot of fun.  I saw this welcome mat idea on Pinterest and immediately knew I wanted to make my own.  Here’s how I did it.


Project estimate:

  • Door Mat, $1
  • Paint, on hand
  • Socks, $1
  • Shoes, on hand
  • Glitter, on hand
  • Decoupage medium, on hand
Total: $2
glitter shoes
Step one:  Paint the shoes with a thin layer of Decoupage, and sprinkle glitter on top.  Once it has dried, seal with a light coat of Decoupage.
Step two:  Paint the word “welcome” on the mat.  I wrote the word in chalk first and then painted over it in purple.  Finally, I outlined it with green.
stuffed sock
Step three:  Stuff the socks with the filler of your choice.  I used Poly-Fil polyester filling.
 witch welcome mat
Step four:  Place the socks inside the shoes, and hot glue the top of the sock under the mat.
diy halloween mat
Place the mat near your door of choice and enjoy your visitor’s reaction as they have to step over the witch’s legs to walk in your door.  My kids think this mat is HILARIOUS and it makes them giggle every time they see it.  If you don’t want feet getting in the way of your door, you can simply push a dowel rod into the sock stuffing, and place the witch in a plant, instead!  There are lots of fun ways to display this project.
witch leg
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