I always wanted to be a hand model.
You know….the ones in the magazines holding dishwashing detergent or nail polish or a silver spoon. They look so elegant and graceful and look like they spend the entire day playing the piano.
Except my hands are stubby.
They are always covered in spray paint or paint splatters or glitter.
That’s it. Maybe I could be a DIY hand model…..
……because I wear Mod Podge really well. 🙂
(total aside: please tell me you have been at Wal-Mart waving your hands around over in aisle seven and realized pieces of glitter were still stuck on with glue. Oh good….let’s be friends.)
Here’s how my DIY hand model hands created a spider web door mat for my front door.
Step 1: Start with a blank canvas
I found this doormat at a discount store for under $7.00 (I think it was aisle 14 at Wal-Mart).
Step 2: Tape off mat
Using FrogTape®, I taped off the outline of the web on the mat.
I used spray paint to spray on the web, so I taped off the entire mat. If you are using outdoor paint and stenciling the web, you only need to tape off the areas of the web.
You want to start with a plain mat without any writing or decor.
Step 3: Spray paint mat
Using black spray paint, I painted the areas that were not taped.
Remove tape immediately.
When you remove the tape, the mat should look like this.
This is the base of the spider web.
Step 4: Tape off horizontal lines on the web
Using the Frog Tape Shape Tape, I taped off the curves on the horizontal lines on the web.
Paint the untaped areas with black spray paint.
Remove tape immediately.
Step 5: Draw in spiders with a permanent marker
I added the spider and a few extra webs to the mat with permanent marker.
Here’s an example of the finished mat.
I love it even though I’m not really a fan of spiders.
Except the cute-for-Halloween-not-real-plastic variety.
Those kind of spiders make a Halloween front door full of fun.
And the spider web door mat? It’s an easy, fun, inexpensive idea for Halloween decorating…..
…..that keeps those spiders right where they belong.
PS If you need a few more spider web decorating ideas…..here’s a raffia spider web from my fall home tour.
And a spider web burlap table runner.
Happy spider decorating. 🙂
disclosure: I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products.
All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience. Please see my disclosure policy for additional information.
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