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Looking for a great way to jazz up your front porch? DIY Personalized Door Mats are a quick solution that can be customized to fit any décor! Using a blank door mat, and a few simple supplies, you can easily add a bit of character to your front door and a welcome message for your visitors.
DIY Door Mats – Perfect For Summer!
To begin to make your own DIY Personalized Door Mats, gather these supplies (this post contains affiliate links):
To start your project, find a font that you like and print out your own personalized message. Make sure it is big enough to be seen on your mat. Don’t pick a font that is too detailed or intricate, as you will need to be able to cut it out easily with a utility or x-acto knife. Tape your printed message on top of your contact paper, and using your knife, cut all the way through. You are creating your own customized stencil!
Next, separate your contact paper and place it on top of your mat in the area that you want your message to be. Make sure it is straight!
Because your door mat is so bristly, your contact paper is not going to want to stick very well! If this is the case, you can secure your stencil with pins. Concentrate your pins around extra detailed spots and areas that need a little bit of help staying in place!
To begin painting, saturate your brush and then gently press it into the bristles of the mat. Don’t rub the brush around a lot or your risk moving your stencil and getting paint where it isn’t supposed to be! Keep loading your brush up with paint and pressing it into your mat. The mat will soak up a lot of paint, make sure you have plenty on hand before you begin!
To finish your project, gently remove the pins and stencil to reveal your message! Allow plenty of time to dry.
Personalized Door Mats are a great way to add a bit of spunk to your entry and greet guests with your own special message!
You are now ready to let your front door step do all the talking.
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What a fun idea to personalize a doormat! It came out really cute! It’s about time for us to get a new doormat so this really has me thinking.
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Sandra from It's Tidy Time says
What a great idea! It’s simpler than I would have thought. The printed doormats are relatively expensive and this is such an inexpensive solution! Thanks for sharing 🙂
[email protected] says
Oh i love your doormat project, thanks for hosting. x
Love this link up because I always find such awesome things. Thanks for hosting!
what a cute project♥
Monae Everett says
This is a great a very personalized idea. I would have never thought to simply use a stencil.
Dee Williamson says
That mat is SO cool!!!
Joy @ Yesterfood says
I love the personalized door mat (I need a new one for Summer)!
Brilliant! Love the font you have used!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Love this rug idea!
Patti P says
Super Cute!! Definitely going to try this.
What an awesome doormat! We are in the process of a remodel and it would be amazing to personalize our doormat. The idea had never crossed my mind!
Karyn - Pint Sized Baker says
What a cute doormat!
Adriana- Hogar-Mujer says
I just love this idea, I have to make one!
Dana @ chocolateandsunshine says
I need to do this. I’m waiting for a little warmth so that I can paint my front door a fresh new springy color and then I’ll add a new doormat, too. Thanks!!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
I love that door mat diy! I need a new one, thanks for the inspiration I’ll have to give it a go!
LOVE this doormat project!! It’s so much fun seeing everyone’s inspiring posts each week! Love it!
Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body says
Thanks so much for the fabulous party, ladies! I LOVE those doormats!
I love the choice of font you made. Very cool looking. Thanks for the tutorial!
Nina @ mamas*little*treasures says
Great opportunity to connect with other creative bloggers! Thanks for hosting. Hope to catch up with you all again next week! Nina aka Vintage Mama
Very nice!! What keeps the paint from messing up if it gets wet? Do you add something to the paint, or do something to the paint after it’s dried? Our porch isn’t completely covered, so it would get wet.
Love this DIY idea!! I might have to try it this weekend:)
What a great mat, I am always buying rugs and mats, now I can make it myself
I’m doing this, this weekend! Love it! Thank you for sharing!
Ronda Waters says
This is adorable! Totally doing this for spring with some floral cutouts! Thanks, Emily!
[email protected] says
I LOVE THIS!!!! Oh my gosh…I am so doing this project..and it is easy enough for me to do Yay…I can’t mess this up. Thank you for the cool idea
Lori Hil says
Awesome idea! Great way to welcome people into your door or give as a gift. Thanks for the share!
Emily Doughty says
Looks like a fun project! Just in time for Spring!
Maria Matter says
with spring right around the corner, I just added doormats to my shopping list! looks like I’ll now be creating my own! thank you so much for sharing this project!!
keitha (The Bajan Texan) says
So cute! I love this!
Suzy @ Worthing Court says
Good morning! I’m a little confused – do you host two link parties weekly? I linked up to Saturday Sharefest, but my thumbnail never showed. Should I be linking here instead? Thank you!
This one is separate from the Sat share fest. Link away!
Kristi Corrigan says
The thumbnail wasn’t working on Saturday. But yes, these are two different links ups. Saturday is for any type of posts and Tuesdays are geared towards crafts and recipes.
Linda @ Creative And Delicious / With A Blast says
Love the door mat and I really need a new one preferably with some or other quirky saying, to which this tutorial would come in very handy – thank you and also for the link up!
Amazing Idea 🙂 will surely try this n surprise my Mom