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DIY Doormat: Unique Ways to Decorate Your Porch

Get 30 ideas for a DIY doormat! Whether you want to make your own from wood or simply fix up an old mat, you’ll love these easy tutorials.

DIY Doormat Projects

Who else loves doormats? I’m quite particular about mine. The whole “finding the perfect doormat” is a thing, at least for me. I’m inclined to do what I usually do for my decor, which is make the perfect doormat instead of purchasing it. With that on my mind, I started searching for ideas.

Making a Doormat

If you want to try a DIY doormat, you’re going to love this collection of projects I pulled together. It’s not surprising that most of them are perfect for beginner crafters! Making or decorating a doormat is really easy. Even the woodworking projects are perfect because they are 1) rectangular and 2) small. If you’re a newbie, these mats are going to be perfect to tackle.

What are the materials for making door mat?

Doormats are usually made from tough, long-lasting material such as coir, palmyra (palm) fibers and stalks, nylon, rubber, cloth, or metal. I prefer wood or fiber for my DIY projects personally. Most of these use a doormat base, paint, and then may involve some cutting. There are some built from scratch too if that’s what you fancy!

What kind of paint should I use?

A DIY doormat gets a lot of wear and tear so you’ll want to make sure to use outdoor rated spray paint or outdoor acrylic paint. While those paints are rated for outdoor use, I’d still always put an outdoor sealer (clear) over the top of my project – no matter what. You can use spray or brush on, but you want to make sure to seal your work for longevity.

Note: look for sealers with UV protection, especially if your doormat is going to be getting a lot of sun. Colors will fade and sealers with UV protection can slow/prevent it in a lot of cases.


Ready to see the projects and get some porch decor rolling? Scroll down to get them!

DIY Doormat

Learn how to make a DIY doormat with one of these unique tutorials! Get 30 great ideas to decorate your front door, including options for painting and making doormats out of wood.


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