This blog is updated in 2020
Learn how to make a hand painted doormat with our DIY doormat tutorial! A simple and fun way to personalize your front porch and cute DIY Door Welcome Mat.
Could your patio use a little facelift for summer? Try this easy hand-painted red, white, & blue DIY doormat for an easy project to add a little personality to your front porch!
Hello! I’m Kelly from Eclectic Momsense, and I’m so excited to bring this custom DIY doormat tutorial to adorn your patio, and welcome your guests. With a little prep, paint, and a quick DIY stencil you’ll be ready to open the doors for a summer of fun.
HAND PAINTED DOORMAT
I love taking something simple and adding a little creativity to create a personalized piece for my home. This DIY doormat is an inexpensive way to give your home a customized look in just a few steps, for very little money.
- blank doormat– I picked mine up at the local hardware store, but I’ve seen them at Target as well.
- adhesive vinyl or freezer paper
- hello stencil found here– I used a Cricut to cut out mine, but you can print out on 2 sheets of freezer paper and cut with scissors or a craft knife as well.
- red, white, and blue paint– Any craft paint will do, just check to ensure it can be used for outdoor applications.
- Stiff paint brush or stippling brush– I started with spray paint and a roller. Because of the dense natural fibers these weren’t hearty enough to create a good enough layer of paint. Go with a nice stiff brush.
- Create your stencil using the freezer paper method or with adhesive vinyl.
- Position your stencil in the desired location on your doormat. Iron on the freezer paper stencil or peel the backing paper back to set your adhesive vinyl.
- Dip your paint brush into the red paint first and begin stippling the paint onto the top 1/3 of your hello stencil. Take care to use an up and down motion, especially around the edges, to ensure you create crisp edges on your letters.
- Next, paint the bottom 1/3 of your hello with blue paint.
- Paint the middle of the hello with white paint, making sure to make the inner white portion dense, and the outer edges towards the red and white more transparent to give it that ombre fade look. You may wish to slightly over lap the white on the colors.
- Remove the stencil, and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before using. As a final step, if you wish, add a clear coat to the painted area to protect it and make it last longer.
The final DIY doormat is fun and perfect for giving your entry a fun summer vibe!