DIY Doormat

2 Materials
2 Hours

Doormats are such a fun diy and this one screams Christmas!

Ikea has great plain doormats that are perfect for DIY projects.

I designed some lettering on my computer and got it printed to the size of my doormat at staples.

Use a sharp exacto knife to cut out the lettering carefully, making sure not to rip or tear the cuts for clean lines. If you have a cricut, this would be really easy.

For any letters that have a middle part, ei: E, you would want to leave attaching pieces so that it doesn’t fall out.

All done cutting and ready for painting or marker.

I used a paint pen for easy application, however if using outside, you’ll want to use an outdoor paint to make it last longer.

Trace your cut out stencil.

Then begin filling in the letters and darken as desired. A handy tip if using the paint pen would be to wear gloves as it does create some finger overspray which comes off but can be annoying.

It looks so amazing outside and creates such a fun front door entry doormat. The possibilities are endless for fun doormats.

To make it last longer, I decided to keep it inside as I used the paint pen. Next time I’ll use outdoor paint to create a show-stopping doormat!

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  • William William on Dec 01, 2020

    Very nice. Youcan "fix" the paint for outdoor used by placing a cloth over the mat and iron it. Another option would be to use Sharpie markers.