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Super Simple DIY Christmas Doormat

A welcome mat is one of the first things that guests see when entering your home.  So, why not welcome them this season with a festive DIY Christmas doormat?

What better way to welcome guests into your home this Christmas than with a festive doormat? Check out this tutorial for how to make your own super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

It snowed this past Wednesday here in the mid-South.  It was just a dusting really, but in the 10.5 years we’ve lived here, it has never snowed this early in the year.  Actually, I heard someone say that this area hasn’t seen snow prior to Thanksgiving in 50+ years!  I have to admit, it makes me a little nervous about what the coming winter may look like.

While I am not a fan of the cold, the snowfall definitely did help get me into the holiday spirit.  Even my 3-year old already equates snow with Christmas.  She asked me on Wednesday, “How is it snowing if it’s not even Christmas?”  πŸ™‚

So, in the spirit of the season, I am bringing you an easy holiday project this week – a super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

A welcome mat is one of the first things that guests see when entering your home.  So, why not welcome them this season with a festive DIY Christmas doormat?

If you are just now tuning in, this week is week 3 of the Deck the Home Blog Hop.  I have joined with 25 other bloggers to bring you holiday decor and DIY inspiration every week for 5 whole weeks!  This weeks theme is outdoor decor.  You can find my post from week 1 here (door decor) and week 2 here (wood decor).  

After you finish looking through my own tutorial, be sure to spend some time looking through all of the other fun outdoor projects and decor.  They will all be linked at the bottom of this post.

On to the doormat – 

What better way to welcome guests into your home this Christmas than with a festive doormat? Check out this tutorial for how to make your own super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

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Supplies Needed – 

  1. Blank doormat
  2. Spray Paint
  3. Stencil
  4. Painter’s Tape
  5. Clear Acrylic Spray Paint

The supply list is short, and the process is simple.  Total win-win!

Step 1 – Tape

Tape your stencil down to your doormat with painter’s tape.  

*Tip – Be sure your stencil is laying perfectly flat before painting.*

What better way to welcome guests into your home this Christmas than with a festive doormat? Check out this tutorial for how to make your own super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

Then, tape some newspaper or old fliers down around the stencil to completely cover the exposed mat.  You don’t want any paint spray falling on the exposed mat.  (I didn’t get a photo of this, but you can see it in the next step.)

Step 2 – Paint

Holding the paint can 12 – 18″ from the mat, spray thoroughly over the stencil.

The stencil that I chose had the words Merry Christmas, plus two holly sprigs on it.  I chose to use black paint for the words, and the traditional red and green for the holly.  So, to begin with, I taped over the holly and just painted the words.

What better way to welcome guests into your home this Christmas than with a festive doormat? Check out this tutorial for how to make your own super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

When that was dry, I exposed the holly berries for the red.

What better way to welcome guests into your home this Christmas than with a festive doormat? Check out this tutorial for how to make your own super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

*I covered the words that had already been painted before using my red spray paint on the berries.*

Then, I did the same for the holly leaves.

Step 3 – Seal

The final step is to spray the entire mat with a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to seal it and water proof it. 

Let dry, and voila.  You’re done!  

 

What better way to welcome guests into your home this Christmas than with a festive doormat? Check out this tutorial for how to make your own super simple DIY Christmas doormat.

This DIY Christmas doormat was a super simple project that can have a big impact on your porch or front step for this coming season.

Not interested in making your own?  I’ve rounded up some super cute doormats that are only a click or two away from your doorstep.  


 

Don’t forget to Pin this for later, and be sure to follow me on Pinterest for lots more inspiration!

 

Lastly, don’t forget to check out all of the other amazing outdoor decor projects down below!

 

 

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23 Comments

    1. Me, too! With 2 little ones running around, they have to be pretty quick, otherwise, they’ll never get done! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

  1. Beautiful door mat, this is a great way to dress up your porch for Christmas. I hope winter treats you well, this sounds very early for snow!

    1. Thank you! And I hope so, too! We typically only get about one light snowfall per year, and never in November. Hopefully it’s not a bad sign!

    1. Haha! Thanks! And yes, way too early. Fortunately, we are back to seasonal temperatures around here (50s – 60s). πŸ™‚

  2. I am not made for cold weather either and is part of the reason I moved to SC. lol Love the door mat!! What a pretty update!!

    1. Thank you so much! I don’t mind cool, fall weather, but I could skip cold winter and be just fine. Ha!

  3. Oh that’s so sweet. I tried spray painting a welcome mat last year, but it turned out all yucky. I think I didn’t tape it down properly and I probably sprayed too close to the mat too. I’m going to give it another try using your tutorial

    1. Yeah, I was nervous about spraying too close to the mat. I think holding the can slightly away from the mat and stencil helped it to not bleed too badly. You should give it another shot! Hopefully, the next one will turn out better!

    1. Thanks so much, Mary! I’m loving the new mat, and I especially love how easy it was to make. I definitely see more of these in my future. πŸ™‚

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