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?” 🙂
So, in the spirit of the season, I am bringing you an easy holiday project this week – a super simple 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 –
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Supplies Needed –
The supply list is short, and the process is simple. Total win-win!
Step 1 – Tape
*Tip – Be sure your stencil is laying perfectly flat before painting.*
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.
When that was dry, I exposed the holly berries for the red.
*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!
This 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. (Simply click on the photo for details.)
Lastly, don’t forget to check out all of the other amazing outdoor decor projects down below!