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Make a Bloody Bath Mat, Towel or Shower Curtain

Updated on September 14, 2014

Bloody Handprints

Bloody Handprints
Bloody Handprints | Source

Stage a Crime Scene Bathoom with DIY Bloody Bath Accessories

For Halloween decorate your bathroom or haunted house like the Psycho scene bathroom or a Dexter crime scene with bloody towels, bloody bath mats and shower curtains that you make yourself.

I found a popular Mother's Day craft idea and Grandparents gift and re-purposed the technique into a grisly and gory Halloween craft that is simple to make.

If you don't want to make your own blood covered bathroom accessories there are links to premade ones too.

When you see how easy it is, you'll want to make your own Psycho or Dexter-inspired bathroom decorations.

Make Psycho Bathroom Accessories

Start with a White Bathroom

White Bathroom
White Bathroom | Source

Add in Some Bloody Hand Prints

Bloody Hand Prints from Bill of the Black Hand, 1900
Bloody Hand Prints from Bill of the Black Hand, 1900 | Source

Voilà  a Bloody Bathroom Accessory

Bloody Bathmat
Bloody Bathmat | Source

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Bloody Bath Mat

Spinning Hat Blood Bath Bath Mat
Spinning Hat Blood Bath Bath Mat

The bath mat that inspired the DIY project.

You can still order it on Amazon if you don't have time to make your own.

 

DIY Bloody Bath Accessories

Bloody Handprint

Bloody Handprint
Bloody Handprint | Source

DIY Bloody Bathroom Decorations

Making your own bloody Halloween bathroom decorations is pretty easy.

All you need is something to decorate (a towel, bathmat or shower curtain), some red paint or a red stamp pad and a hand and foot.

With the paint, decide if you want it acrylic or washable. Washable paint will be easier to clean up. Acrylic paint will give you a more permanent result.

The other 'ingredients' make it easier to do the decorating and clean up.

Be forewarned that the red paint and red stamp ink may stain other items permanently, so take care where the paint and ink end up.

  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
Cast your vote for Decorate Bloody Hand Print or Footprint Bath Accessories

Ingredients

  • Towel or Bathmat or Shower Curtain
  • Red Paint or Stamp Pad
  • Paper Plate or Baking Pan
  • Hand or Foot
  • Paint brush
  • Newspaper
  • Paper Towels for Clean up

Instructions

  1. Choose the bathroom accessory you want to decorate e.g. bath towel, hand towel, washcloth, bathmat or shower curtain and spread out over newspaper.
  2. Pour red paint onto the paper plate or into the baking pan.
  3. Dip hand or foot into paint.
  4. Print hand prints or footprints onto bath accessory.
  5. Print some partial hand prints and just fingers.
  6. Repeat dipping hand or foot into paint and printing on bath accessory until desired effect is reached.
  7. Use the paint brush to create blood drips or streaks.
  8. Clean up with paper towels.
  9. Allow time for towel or bathmat to dry. The shower curtain may take longer unless you use a fabric one.
  10. Optional Cleaner Version: For those who do not want to get red paint on their hands or feet put on plastic gloves or wrap feet in plastic wrap before dipping into the red paint.
  11. Optional Stamp and Stamp Pad: For those who don't want to get their hands or feet dirty, use the hand print and footprint stamps. Since these are baby sizes, they will be smaller than if you had used real children or adult hands and feet for the imprints.

Bloody Shower Curtain

Bloody Shower Curtain 70x72"
Bloody Shower Curtain 70x72"

Recreate the Psycho shower scene for a Halloween party or at a haunted house with this premade bloody shower curtain.

Measures 70 x 72 inches

 

Supplies for Making Bloody Bathroom Accessories

Supplies to Make a Bloody Towel or Bath Mat

The supplies needed to make a bloody towel, bathmat or shower curtain are pretty basic. You might even have some old white towels or other bathroom accessories around that can be printed and painted.

  1. Towel, Bathmat, Shower Curtain or Glass
  2. Red Paint or Stamp Pad
  3. Hand or Foot for printing
  4. Paper Plate or Baking Pan

Follow the directions above to decorate the bloody bathroom accessories.

Follow the directions on the "How to Make Vampire Glasses or Bloody Drinking Glasses" hub to decorate bathroom glasses.


Towel, Bathmat or Shower Curtain

Start with something white to print on a towel, bathmat or shower curtain.

White Towel Set

Pinzon Blended Egyptian Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set, White
Pinzon Blended Egyptian Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set, White

You can decorate two of each bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths with this white towel set.

 

White Bath Towel Set

David Bromstad 2-Pack Bath Towel, 30 by 54-Inch, White
David Bromstad 2-Pack Bath Towel, 30 by 54-Inch, White

If you just want to do bath towels these come in a set of two.

Towels measure 30 by 54 inches

 

Luxury Bath Mat

Pinzon Luxury 100% Cotton Banded Bath Mat - White
Pinzon Luxury 100% Cotton Banded Bath Mat - White

Make a luxury bloody bath mat.

Measures 20 by 31 inches

 

Cotton Bath Rug

Regence Home Reversible Cotton Bath Rug, 17 by 23-Inch, White
Regence Home Reversible Cotton Bath Rug, 17 by 23-Inch, White

Use your feet to make footprints on this white bath rug.

 

White Shower Curtains

Since you will just be doing this as a decoration, you can use an inexpensive shower curtain liner for the base decoration. The fabric shower curtains may take the paint or ink better and dry faster.

White Fabric Shower Curtain

Carnation Home Fashions Damask Fabric Shower Curtain, White on White
Carnation Home Fashions Damask Fabric Shower Curtain, White on White

Use the White fabric shower curtain as the background for stamping bloody handprints and blood smears.

Polyester

 

Vinyl White Shower Curtain

Carnation Home Fashions 72-Inch Wide by 84-Inch Long Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner, White
Carnation Home Fashions 72-Inch Wide by 84-Inch Long Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner, White

A vinyl curtain is pPerhaps the easiest to paint or stamp.

You'll need to experiment with your paint to see if the water-based versions will stick to the vinyl and use acrylic paint instead.

 

Textured White Shower Curtain

InterDesign Carlton Fabric Shower Curtain, 72 x 72, White
InterDesign Carlton Fabric Shower Curtain, 72 x 72, White

For a different effect this white shower curtain has a waffle weave, so will take up the paint or ink more randomly.

Polyester

 

Red Paint

Folk Art Fabric Brush On Paint 2 Ounces-Engine Red
Folk Art Fabric Brush On Paint 2 Ounces-Engine Red

Folkart paint is one of the favorite crafters paint.

Pour it in a plate and start stamping handprints.

 

Red Paint, Stamp Ink or Fake Blood

You can use red paint, a red stamp pad or even fake blood for your blood source.

Be forewarned that the paint, stamp ink and fake blood may stain other items permanently. Be careful where the paint and ink end up.

Remember a little bit of red blood goes a long way.

Another option is the Bloody Shower gel, that you can put in the shower for people to use when they wash.

Red Stamp Pads

Educational Insights Jumbo Washable Stamp Pad Red
Educational Insights Jumbo Washable Stamp Pad Red

A stamp pad also works well for stamping handprints onto white bathroom accessories.

 

Stage Blood

Graftobian Stage Blood (2 oz)
Graftobian Stage Blood (2 oz)

Start with this 2oz. bottle size or go with the 8 oz. size if you need more.

 

Make Some Edible Blood

If you don't want to make the blood stained towels and bath accessories permanent, you can try using some of these edible blood recipes. The edible blood will wash out more, but may not wash out all of the way from the towels and bath mats.

Bloody Shower Gel

Spinning Hat Blood Bath Shower Gel
Spinning Hat Blood Bath Shower Gel

This Blood Bath Shower Gel will help to create a bloody bathroom scene.

Cherry scented.

 

Red Hand Prints

Red Hand Prints
Red Hand Prints | Source

Bloody Hand Towel

Blood Bath Bloody Hand Towel - 16" X 29.5"
Blood Bath Bloody Hand Towel - 16" X 29.5"

You can buy premade Bloody bath hand towels on Amazon if you don't have time to make your own.

 

More Instructions for Making Handprint Towels

Who would figure that a fun Mother's Day craft idea could be re-purposed into a bloody Halloween craft.

Bloody Window Clings

Halloween Decorations - Bloody Glass - Window Clings Pkg/3
Halloween Decorations - Bloody Glass - Window Clings Pkg/3

Use these bloody decorations up on the walls, mirrors or glasses.

22 clings for each sheet

 

Bloody Hand Print Clings

Bloody Hand Print Clings
Bloody Hand Print Clings | Source

Decorate with Bloody Towels, Bath Mats, Shower Curtains

For those who don't have the time or the inclination to create your own bloody bathroom accessories, there are premade options.

Hang up bloody curtains and some bloody shower gel to recreate the psycho shower scene. Place a bathmat with bloody footprints next to the tub and hand or place out bloody towels.

To add even more blood, add in a bloody glass or put blood clings on the bathroom window. Blood clings work well for bathrooms with shower doors instead of curtains.

Sometime though, less is more, so to create a more effective grisly and gory effect try using just one or two of the bloody bathroom accessory.

Decorate Some Bloody Glasses

Add some bloody glasses to your Halloween bathroom décor by following these directions to make bloody drinking glasses.

Bloody Gel Clings

Amscan The Chop Shop Blood Splats Gel Clings
Amscan The Chop Shop Blood Splats Gel Clings

These gel clings are great for decorating mirrors, bathroom tiles or glasses.

6 large splats and 9 droplets in this set.

 

Bloody Butcher's Apron

Spinning Hat Blood Bath Butcher's Apron
Spinning Hat Blood Bath Butcher's Apron

Bring in a touch of Sweeny Todd to the bathroom with this Bloody butcher's apron.

 

Old Red Hand prints

Old hand prints on a dugout
Old hand prints on a dugout | Source

Old hand prints on a dugout by Nick Bowers

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