Create the Cutest PolkaDot Doormat Ever

8 Materials
30 Minutes

Doormats don’t have to be boring. I believe that a doormat is essentially the first glimpse a guest will have of your home. So, why not make it as inviting and fun as possible? We were so inspired by Anthropologie’s doormat that we decided to make it ourselves. This little polka dot doormat is the sweetest little thing – perfect to add a welcoming touch to your front door.

create the cutest polkadot doormat ever

The inspiration!

create the cutest polkadot doormat ever

You need:

  • Sisal or coir mat
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Twine
  • Pencil, or a pointy object (a large drill bit can also work)
  • White paint
  • Small roller sponge
  • Tape measure

Make life easier by watching the tutorial! 


Lay the mat face down on the floor and measure the mat’s width (the shorter length). Divide this measurement by two to establish the radius of your circle. Find the middle of the circle by marking the radius from the width and the length of the mat.


Cut a piece of twine slightly longer than the radius. Make a loop on one end and tie the other end to the marker.


Press your pencil or pointy object on the middle of the mat and place the looped twine over the pencil. Move the marker around the centre point to form a circle. Once you feel confident that the circle won’t be cut-off at one end, draw the circle. Click the video link above to see how!

create the cutest polkadot doormat ever


Cut out the circle. Ensure that the circle is perfect, see how to determine whether you have a perfect circle here.


Use the edge of a small roller for the polka dots. Dip the edge of the sponge into white paint (not too much paint) and do a few tester dots on paper to determine how saturated your sponge needs to be.

Lightly press the edge of the sponge to the carpet and quickly, but carefully lift the sponge. Work your way around the mat in a grid until the dots are complete. Let the paint dry.

create the cutest polkadot doormat ever

That’s it; you are ready to show off your new Polka Dot Doormat! Now head to the kitchen and  bake a lot of cookies because guests will be streaming in 


Happy DIYing!

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Jewellmartin
    on Sep 13, 2018

    I think I could add white paint to the half bottle of white shoe polish I have. The bottle has a round sponge applicator. I think I could paint more, but smaller, polka dots with this process. What do you think, Homeology? I love your mat. ☺️

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