Halloween homemade spiderweb doormat

What better way to greet your Halloween guests than with a spooky spider doormat? This one glows in the dark so the effect lasts into the night. It's an easy project so it makes for a great last-minute decoration.


You'll need a 600-by-900cm (2 foot by 3 foot) doormat, glow-in-the-dark dimensional paint or glow-in-the-dark hot melt glue, clear or iridescent glitter, black felt and purple glitter paint.

Draw the web

Draw a line across the horizontal centre of the mat with chalk or a light-coloured crayon. Draw a second line down the vertical centre. Divide each section into thirds and make a mark. Connect each mark with a curved line and then a line from the mark to the centre. Make several rows of these curved lines.

Outline the drawing

Follow the drawn lines with your choice of either glow-in-the-dark dimensional paint or glow-in-the-dark hot melt glue. Don't worry if the lines are not completely straight as slightly wiggly lines will look more authentic.

Add Glitter

Place paper under the project before you start to make the cleanup process easier. Sprinkle glitter over the lines while they are still damp. Let dry overnight.

Make the spider

Draw a spider shape on the black felt and cut it out with scissors.

Decorate the spider

Use purple glitter to line the edge of the spider cutout. Attach the spider to the mat with hot melt glue after the mat has dried completely.

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About the Author

Debbie Williams studied design at the Kansas City Art Institute and has operated a graphic design and printing business for the last 17 years. She has been involved in various crafts including sewing, quilting, costuming, woodworking and various DIY all her life.