10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood

10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood

Welcome summer with one of these colorful DIY doormat projects! Your porch will thank you!      


10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood
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1. The best and most tropical doormat to greet guests! via Smart n Snazzy 

10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood
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2. This polka dot number is fantastic! via The Crafted Life 

10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood
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3. It may be possible to keep the rain away with this cloud-shaped doormat! via Nalle’s House 

10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood
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4. Forget the fabric mats, this wooden one is bright and cheery! Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Doormat with Rope

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Have you seen those coiled rugs, made popular by Armadillo & Co, that have been trending lately? They’re really beautiful, but (unfortunately) out of budget for many. Luckily, there is a small-scale DIY option inspired by this trend that is completely budget-friendly and easy to make: a coiled rope DIY doormat. Want to give it a try?


Francesca Stone shares the tutorial for this cool doormat on Design Sponge. Who would have thought that such a simple material like rope could be used in this way as a doormat? Continue Reading

How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here’s how to make your own!      


Materials needed:

  • cheap doormat with white design on the front (mine is from the discount store)
  • marker
  • scissors
  • painter’s tape
  • spray paint in 3 colors
DIY vintage ornament doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

1. Flip over your mat, and using a marker, trace the shape of a vintage ornament around the mat. Continue Reading

Roundup: 12 Ideas For Decorating Your Door This Fall

12 door decorations for fallDon’t let your door go naked this fall. Kick off the autumn season with some wreaths, door mats, and other crazy cool decoration ideas! The garage door decor might be my fave.      


12 fall door decor ideas1. Skeleton wreath via BHG http://www.bhg.com/halloween/indoor-decorating/halloween-door-decor-28-great-ideas/#page=9

2. BOO doormat via Design Improvised http://www.designimprovised.com/2013/10/halloween-crafts.html

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3. Bat-filled front door via Country Living

4. Olive branch wreath via A Northwoods Wedding 

5. Wood disc natural fall wreath via Finding Home Online 

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6. Painted monogram frame via Thistlewood Farms

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Wood and Brass Welcome Mat

We’ve seen a fair amount of cool DIY doormats around these parts, but this redwood and brass version is downright stunning!       

Chris from ManMade (aka Curbly’s own Editor-in-Chief) recently created this modern wood welcome mat. Overall, it’s a pretty straightforward project, so if you have an afternoon to spare and want to make your own version of this gorgeous doormat, check out his tutorial right here!

LINK: DIY Wood and Brass Welcome Mat from ManMade

Make It: DIY Typographic Welcome Mat

Give a plain welcome mat a colorful makeover with this easy idea from A Beautiful Mess!      

This project is pretty straight forward: all you really need is painter’s tape (or a contact paper stencil) and some paint. But consider making a season-appropriate version in autumnal colors–or, if you’re speedy, a Halloween version that reads “Boo!”. Check out more great DIY ideas on A Beautiful Mess.

Weekend Project Idea: DIY Fruit Doormat

DIY Fruit Welcome MatIf you’re looking for a fun weekend project and/or a way to spruce up your entryway, check out this juicy idea!      

A circular doormat cut in half provides the perfect canvas for creating some fruity welcome mats that are perfect for spring and summer. Check out the tutorial on The House that Lars Built!

Image: Brittany Jepsen

Roundup: 12 Fun DIY Doormat and Welcome Mat Projects!

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After a winter’s worth of weather, chances are your doormat is looking a little sad. Cheer up your entryway and welcome guests inside with one of these clever DIY doormat ideas!     

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1. DIY Stay Awhile Doormat

2. DIY Painted Slat Doormat

3. DIY Deer Silhouette Doormat

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4. DIY Ahoy Whale Doormat

5. DIY Braided Doormat

6. DIY Cloud Doormat

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7. DIY Work-of-Art Doormat

8. DIY Mosaic Tile Doormat

9. DIY Modern Geometric Doormat

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10. DIY Wood Plank Doormat

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Roundup: 6 Festive DIY Doormat Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Put happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world — and under your visitor’s shoes — with one of these festive DIY Valentine’s Day doormats!      

1. DIY Simple Heart Doormat (P.S. How cute is that dog?!)

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2. DIY Key to My Heart Doormat

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3. DIY XOXO Doormat

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4. DIY Stitched Valentine Doormat

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5. DIY Hey Girl Hey Doormat

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6. DIY Cupid’s Arrow Doormat

Happy Valentine’s Day!

How to: Make a DIY Holiday Door Mat

created at: 12/05/2011Outdoor holiday decorations aren’t limited to just lights and wreaths- sometimes the festivities are found right below your feet!   Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess transformed a boring doormat into this modern, geometric holiday mat with just a few coats of paint. 

Elsie chose a gold spray paint base and free-handed her trees with craft paint for a more random design.  I love how the bristly mat gives the trees a flocked look. You can see Elsie’s before and after at A Beautiful Mess. Continue Reading