Yikes! Someone Call Pest Control – Creepy Wall Silhouettes

Dear fellow mouse loving bloggers who have adorned your homes with these adorable mice silhouettes,

I admit it, I’ve been envious of your vermin. But, I knew I didn’t want to look all over town for those Martha Stewart mice silhouettes. So I thought I could buy them online. Low and behold, I stumbled across the tutorial to make your own! Thank you Martha. So, I downloaded the template here.

And, we set about cutting our own out of construction paper. I remembered that I had saved the excess chalkboard vinyl material from this Wallies set.

So, we used the excess to cut the mice and some other creepy critters I drew.

I’m sharing the template with you so you can make your own out of construction paper or if you happen to keep everything have some black vinyl laying around. (Simply click on the image below to view a larger size template.)

The boys had fun decorating.

And they just love trying to pet the spiders.

I just adore how my boys are fearless of creepy crawlies (both wall art and the real deal.)

Anyone else not afraid of spiders? I don’t like them in my house (and I’ve been known to kill a black widow), but I recognize that they are necessary in my yard (NOT IN MY HOUSE!)


  1. Sawdust and Paperscraps says:

    B, I LOVE those spiders. Totally making some of those babies! Thanks for not making me look all over town for the template!

  2. Wow! I love these. They're a lot like my Faux Window cats. I'm totally adding these to my home!

  3. Thank you for sharing the link for these templates! I saw these little mice on another blog and thought they were so cool (this coming from someone who is totally skeeved by real mice). Guess what is going on my stair steps… my grandchildren have a wacky Mom-Mom!

    Kindly, ldh

  4. I love them! Ok, I took the easy way out and purchased the mice and spiders, but know I can use the templates for the bats!

  5. Hilarious! There are a couple of spider rings floating around here & it is totally freaking me out when i see one on the floor, even though rationally I know they're not real. Your's are so cute & festive!

  6. Thanks so much for the link and your drawings. I'm looking forward to trying this out. I'll let you know how it goes!

  7. Those spiders are awesome! Thank you for the templates!

    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. :)

  8. Houseful of Handmade says:

    This is such a cute idea! I have black vinyl coming next week that may just have to turn into a couple spiders. Came over from Tatertots and Jello.

  9. Sawdust and Paperscraps says:

    Hey girl, I just spotlighted this post. Thanks for linking up this week!

    :-) Sandra

  10. LOVE this!!! Found you and now following you from the Sawdust & Paperscraps link party!

  11. BillieBee (billiemick) says:

    LOLLLLL….so cute!

  12. These are on my 'must do this week' list, specifically the mice and now the spiders. Thanks for the templates for those, too!

  13. I LOVE these. Thank you soooo much for telling us where to find the template! :)


  14. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says:

    Love the spider version! Great idea! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. Ann @ makethebestofthings says:

    These just made me smile, they are perfect for Halloween decor! Great job.

  16. Kim @ Second Time Furniture says:

    Hi! I just found your blog again while visiting from Funky Junk's party.

    I wanted to thank you because when I first started refinishing furniture, I had come across your blog and read your lovely little quote, "If a human can do it, than there is 95% chance that you can, too!" I can't tell you how many times I have reminded myself of that quote when I felt less than confident about a piece that I was working on! Thank you! I am your newest follower! :)

  17. Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky says:

    This is so adorable! You used just enough and at the right places. Very effective, I would say.

  18. Erin @ The Little Apartment says:

    Mice and rats DEFINITELY scare me. Ugh. I'd scare myself if I put those on the wall! (;

  19. Sherry from Alabama says:

    What a great idea, but I don't think I'll be buying any for my home unless they have them in cute little kittens or bunnies. I am the poster right before you on Metamorphosis Monday and just wanted to drop in and say hi! It's very nice to meet you!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  20. Life in Rehab says:

    We did the mice and some of our own bats, but I hadn't thought of spiders! Thanks for the idea!

  21. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick says:

    Oh my goodness — I love the spiders hanging!! This is awesome! :)

  22. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Woohoo! I love those spiders!! I already have the mice around the fireplace – I can't wait to put up the spiders! Thanks for the download – that was so sweet.

  23. ooo, i love your mice and spiders! So cute. I may have to add some of those

  24. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    very fun! I totally need a vinyl cutter for all these fun ideas! Thanks for Linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  25. Cool! These would be great for Halloween. My friend works for http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com so I’m always prepared for pests… the real kind :)



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