This witchy welcome mat has been one of my most popular Halloween tutorials, and I couldn’t resist updating it last year. I added boots and funky tights to give my “witch” a more colorful look.
I’ve had the pleasure of sharing this project on Hometalk Live (a live video tutorial on Facebook) as well as at the San Antonio Home and Garden Show in 2016. This project always gets a huge laugh, and it’s so easy to make with just a few thrift store items. Last year the San Antonio Express News asked me to create this project for their special Halloween session, and I was happy to do so. Here is the updated version of the witchy welcome mat!
Supplies used to make the Witchy Welcome Mat:
- Thrifted boots or shoes
- Multisurface craft paint in lime green and purple
- Tights and socks
- Pool Noodle
- Polyfil Stuffing
- Door mat
Step one: Paint the shoes with the lime green and purple paint. Several light applications of paint work well to achieve complete coverage. If you use light layers then the paint will dry fairly quickly so you can apply the next layer of paint.
Step two: Stuff the lower portion of the legs of the tights with the Polyfill stuffing. Cut a pool noodle in half, and stuff them in the form the legs. Pull colorful socks over the tights, and insert them in the shoes.
Step three: Place the unstuffed portion of the tights under your door mat. You can place them off to the side if you are worried about guests tripping over them.
I added a witch hat wreath on my door as well as a nosy vulture lurking in a potted plant. It just adds to the silliness of the scene! Have fun crafting and creating colorful, whimsical Halloween decor to decorate your home with this year!