THIS HOCUS POCUS PORCH DECOR HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE HALLOWEEN PROJECT TO DATE, WELL, IT'S A CLOSE SECOND WITH MY MAUI COSTUME FOR MALAKAI, BUT IT'S STILL AWESOME.
So for years, I've had the same outdoor Halloween decorations and I needed a change. I've made myself (yes, myself and not my kids) a Hocus Pocus themed porchscape for Halloween.
I love the movie and since they're celebrating 25 years since it's release, I figured it was about time I treated myself. The Hocus Pocus Spellbook has always been one of the creepier parts of the movie so I wanted to turn the book into my doormat so that I can step on his eye anytime I want.
Supplies for your Hocus Pocus Spellbook Doormat
- Blank Doormat
- Freezer Paper
- Iron (no steam)
- Brown Spray Paint
- Gold Spray Paint
- Cricut or any other cutting machine
- Spellbook PNG Artwork
Grab this Hocus Pocus Spellbook clipart here. Just upload it into your Cricut or other electronic cutter and cut the freezer paper. The images will need to be sliced because you can't fit all of this onto any mat so just be aware of that process you'll have to do. I used Cricut stencil vinyl and I don't recommend it.
**I don't recommend stencil vinyl for fibrous material because it won't adhere. I recommend using freezer paper to make your homemade doormat. To learn how to use freezer paper, click here.
After the freezer paper stencil for your homemade doormat has been placed, use some spray paint to get the areas exposed and leave to dry. After it has dried, take the same brown and just dust over the corners.
I did use some gold spray paint in some areas just to help give it the aged look that the actual Hocus Pocus spellbook has. Add it to your front porch for the perfect Hocus Pocus Halloween decoration addition to your front door. Learn how to make the Halloween banner below.