Make a Festive DIY Christmas Doormat to Welcome Your Guests
Add a playful touch to your holiday décor with this adorable DIY Christmas doormat!
During the Christmas season, Anthropologie sells a gingerbread doormat, which I absolutely love, and it inspired me to make my own for a more affordable price.
Learn how to create this gingerbread house doormat to welcome the holiday season.
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For those of you who are more visual learners, you can watch this video tutorial.
For this project, I started out with a plain doormat from the hardware store; the coconut husk or coir types are perfect for this project.
1. Draw the rooftops for your DIY Christmas doormat
I began by flipping the doormat over and tracing the roofs of a few houses with a sharpie. I sketched this freehand, but you could download a picture and copy it, or even get really precise and cut out your own roof pieces and use them as a template.
2. Cut out the outline of the rooftops
Then I carefully cut around the outline using my box cutter. The carpet was fairly easy to cut, but you want to work slowly and take your time so that your cut edges are neat.
3. Draw a rough outline of gingerbread houses
Next, I flipped the holiday doormat back over and used a piece of chalk to roughly draw in some outlines for the houses. Again, you could download a picture or cut out a cute gingerbread house template. I was happy to draw from my imagination.
4. Paint over the chalk with white acrylic paint
With the outlines done, I used some white acrylic paint to go over the chalk.
5. Add details to the houses
Now that I have the outline of my little gingerbread houses, I'm going to go back and add some details like doors, windows, and a roofline.
You can use stencil brushes and other paint brushes for this, make the DIY doormat your own.
I decided to personalize my mat with a wreath. It added the pop of color my DIY painted doormat needed.
I also added a few bushes.
Here is another gingerbread decor project
Make a festive DIY Christmas doormat to welcome your guests
Now I have the cutest welcome mat to bring a smile to the faces of those who visit.
I love that it looks like a giant gingerbread dough cookie with a white royal icing outline. This candy-themed Christmas decoration captures the spirit of the season and is ideal for transitioning to the winter season.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season.