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DIY Personalised Doormat For the Perfect Welcome Home Message!

A good doormat is the house equivalent of a firm handshake, as it is usually the first thing that visitors encounter as they come into your home. You may think that having a personalized mat would cost more than you would want to pay, but this easy, fun and totally inexpensive tutorial by the Youtuber WhatsUpMoms proves otherwise!

What You’ll Need:

  • Plain doormat
  • Contact paper
  • Printout of your design
  • Painter’s tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Spray paint
  • X-Acto knife

Step 1: Creating the Background Pattern

Tape down the part of the mat that you do not want to be painted with the spray paint to create your pattern.

Step 2: Spray Paint Away

Once you’re happy with the pattern you’ve made, take your mat outside and spray paint a 2 or 3 light coats about 10-12 inches away from the surface.

Step 3: Make the Monogram

Take the printout of your design that you’d previously printed out and cut it out. Next, you’ll want to place your cut out on the contact paper and trace it out to make the stencil that will be used to paint your design onto the mat.

Step 4: Get Your Mat Ready

Peel off the back of the contact paper, and stick your design onto the mat. With your X-Acto knife (or any thin-tipped knife) hollow out the design to reveal the negative space underneath it on the mat.

Step 5: Secure Your Stencil

This is an extra step that can be skipped, but it’s better to be safe than sorry! By pinning down your stencil, you’ll prevent it from shifting around and thus ensure a more crisp design on your mat.

Step 6: Dab, Dab, Dab!

And now, for the fun part! Simply soak the sponge brush through with a thick coat of acrylic paint, then gently dab it onto the hollow part of the stencil. Do 2-3 coats to ensure the paint is thick enough to not fade.

Step 7: The Big Reveal

Simply pull off the stencil and reveal the beautiful design you’ve just created! You can use this technique to create one big beautiful design, or create a bigger stencil to say clever quotes like ‘Where’s the Coffee” or “Bring Back Pizza”. Really you can make anything your heart desires!

What beautiful design will you put on your doormat?