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Cute Personalized Door Mat in Three Easy Steps

Add your favorite saying to the front of your home with this colorful and cute personalized door mat project! It’s way easier to make than you might think.

Skills Required: Beginner. This DIY isn’t difficult, but you should have some experience with acrylic paint. It’s not as easy to paint on a door mat as a flat surface.

personalized door mat

When the weather warms up and I start spending time outdoors again, I always get the itch to pretty-up my patio. Last weekend I planted flowers and pulled some weeds and I decided it was time to get rid of my raggedy old door mat.

So, when I came across a plain door mat at my local garden store I snatched it up and decided it just needed a little DIY makeover.

I knew it would be the perfect touch to make my patio spring-ready. All you need is a stencil and some paint!

Three bottles of FolkArt acrylic paint and a paintbrush

Make a Personalized Door Mat

Supplies:

  • Plain door mat
  • Acrylic paint – colors of your choice
  • Stencil (I made mine using my craft cutter and some sticker paper, but you could hand cut one or buy one pre-made)
  • Stencil tape (if your stencil paper isn’t adhesive)
  • Paint brushes or stencil brushes
Applying an adhesive stencil to a  door mat

1. Position your stencil on the mat and secure. Since I used sticker paper it stayed in place really well. However, if you use a normal stencil, you will want to secure with tape so it doesn’t move around while you paint.

Painting a doormat with acrylic paint

2. Paint away! I did 3 – 4 coats so that the words really stood out against the mat.

Painting a DIY door mat with acrylic paint

3. Let dry completely, then remove the stencil! That’s it! Now go get yourself the cutest stoop in the neighborhood!

DIY door mat
Yield: 1 doormat

Personalized Door Mat

Add your favorite saying to the front of your home with this colorful and cute personalized door mat project! It's way easier to make than you might think.

Learn how to make a DIY door mat with any saying you like! It's really easy to do with a stencil and some acrylic paint.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Plain door mat
  • Acrylic paint - colors of your choice
  • Stencil (I made mine using my craft cutter and some sticker paper, but you could hand cut one or buy one pre-made)
  • Stencil tape (if your stencil paper isn't adhesive)

Tools

  • Stencil brushes

Instructions

  1. Choose the stencil you're going to use for your project. You can cut with an adhesive cutter or buy one pre-made.
  2. Position the stencil on the door mat and secure. If the stencil isn't adhesive, use stencil tape or adhesive stencil spray.
  3. Begin painting. Use 3 - 4 coats so that the words stand out from the background.
  4. Remove the stencil and let dry completely before using.

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Personalized door mats

I absolutely love my new personalized door mat. What projects are you doing this spring to make your outdoor spaces more fun? I’d love to hear your tips! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls.


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@SuzyHomemakerUK

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

Love these! Question: is the acrylic weatherproof? It rains a LOT here in the UK!! Do you think spray-paint might be more resilient? Thanks for sharing. Totally pinned! Sue ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker

Amy

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

If it rains a lot where you are, I'd use multi-surface paint (which is good for outdoor too) or spray paint. And thank you!

Courtney Sanchez

Thursday 5th of May 2016

LOVE this idea, I totally have to make one now! I need to think of a beachy take on it!