Turn a Boring IKEA Mat Into a One-of-a-Kind Welcome Mat

4 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

Grab a cheap IKEA door mat and transform it into a one-of-a-kind Welcome Mat using stamps and ink. Your guests will love dropping by!

turn a boring ikea mat into a one of a kind welcome mat

When I was at IKEA not long ago I saw this Jute SINDAL door mat and feel in love with the colour and texture. It was super cheap ($7 Canadian) so I snatched it up and took it home.


Check out another IKEA hack here!



turn a boring ikea mat into a one of a kind welcome mat

Despite its simple beauty though, it needed a little something to make it more unique.


Wanting my new mat to have an almost plaid like feel around the edges, I grabbed some Iron Orchid Design stamps and black Ink and stamped the edges of the mat using the Grainery stamps.

turn a boring ikea mat into a one of a kind welcome mat

With the texture of the mat being quite rough, I knew I wouldn't get a true, dark stamp. The stamps did leave enough of an outline though that I was able to then fill them in with a paintbrush and the black ink.

turn a boring ikea mat into a one of a kind welcome mat

Once the plaid like lines were completed, it was time to fill in the centre. You could fill in the centre with anything at all but I chose a branch and a couple of birds. I did the stamping the same way for the birds as I did with the stripes. The stamps again left enough of a mark that I was then able to fill in the design with a paint brush and ink.

turn a boring ikea mat into a one of a kind welcome mat

I love that a $7 rug is now a completely one-of-a-kind welcome mat that makes me smile every time I see it. What would you do on your mat if you had a blank slate?


Check out the original RECREATED DESIGNS post here and find loads of other vintage and ucpcyling projects over on the blog.

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