How to Make a Stenciled Welcome Mat

4 Materials
$15
2 Hours
Easy

Dress up your front porch with this simple tutorial using a door mat, paint and stencils.

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Here are the supplies you need to make a colorful welcome mat for your front porch.

  • Ikea coir door mat
  • Large stencils
  • Craft paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Painters tape

I chose this herring bone stencil for my door mat and opted to use white and teal paint. I positioned the stencil on the mat and used a generous amount of paint with my sponge brush. I moved and re-positioned the stencil as needed to fill the mat.

Once the paint was dry, I cut a welcome stencil using my Cricut and used black paint to add this word over the herringbone stencil.

To fill in the gaps created by the stencil, I went back with a fine brush and black paint to connect all the letters.

This welcome mat adds color to my front porch adn looks great even after a few years of use!


A few tips if you don't have access to a large stencil.

  • Pick a pattern you like and free hand it with paint. Practice on paper first to get the hang of it then paint it onto the mat.
  • Add words over the dry paint using a paint marker.


If you like this, you'll love the rest of this colorful Spring porch!

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