Pompom Door Mat

6 Materials
$25
2 Hours
Easy

Give your front porch a fun bit of color and texture with the pompom door mat project. You can make it in any color combination.


This mat will work best on a covered porch or patio because it will eventually get damaged by rain. You can also replace the pompoms periodically if they start to get flattened out.

pompom door mat

Gather up your supplies, and have them all ready to go.


Cover your work surface, and spray paint the door mat. You'll have to do a few coats, especially with a light color.


Note: It's easier to start with a blank mat so you don't have to add a zillion layers to cover up the design.

pompom door mat

Block off the middle with paper and painter's tape, and then spray color on both ends. Do a few coats for good coverage.

pompom door mat

Use a drill to drill evenly space holes along the two short ends. It's easier to drill through the back of the mat. Use a big drill bit.

pompom door mat

Use a pompom maker to make a whole bunch in whatever color you want. Leave long tails on them.


Use a crochet hook to thread a tail through a drilled hole. Tie the two tails together super tightly with a double knot.

pompom door mat

As you can see my pompoms were spaced with a little space in between. You could pack yours closer together or alternate colors for some variety.

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Rita Pannunzio
    on Jun 9, 2019

    is there an outside paint for rugs that could be rolled on?

    my rug is huge and may not be cost effective to use spray paint??

    btw your rug turned out so cute!

    • Shrimp Salad Circus
      on Jun 10, 2019

      I'd probably go with Liz's suggestion, Rita! I've used a latex paint indoors on a flat weave rug to good effect.

  • Paymetotellyou
    on Jun 9, 2019

    How about posting a photo of the finished product? Please

    • Tracy
      2 days ago

      There are pix of full (cute!) rug on her blog. Link is above where it says, “Want more details about this...”

  • Mia Durand
    on Jun 9, 2019

    Did you seal the paint at all after it was dry? Wondering if, without a sealer of some sort, flecks of paint would track in the door over time.

    • Shrimp Salad Circus
      on Jun 10, 2019

      I didn't, but it would probably be a good extra step. I never had any paint tracking in the house. The finish just eventually started to wear away over time.

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  • Where can I find a Pom Pom maker?

    • CJ
      3 days ago

      You usually can find pompom makers anywhere yarn is sold.

      You can also use a piece of cardboard to wind yarn on, tie it all wound strings together with a separate length of yarn and cut the strands on the opposite side of where you tie then together. Use sharp sissors to shape the pompom.

  • Catherine
    30 minutes ago

    For outdoors perhaps strips of plastic bags cut to make Pom Poms would be a durable way to go.

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