How to Make a Custom Doormat with a Stencil


Did you ever think about stenciling your own doormat? It is super easy. Let me show you How to Make a Custom Doormat with a Stencil.

All it takes is a DIY doormat like this blank doormat found at target for $10, a stencil, some paint, paint brush and tape. I created my winter doormat in less than 20 minutes.

Don’t you love an fun and easy project? I sure do! And, this one is very easy. It would be a fun project for your children to do as well.

what kind of paint do you use on a doormat?

It’s best to use an outdoor acrylic paint. You will want your doormat to be able to withstand the elements of the weather.

I am using a 100% Coir mat with a PVC backing. This type of mat works best outdoors under a covered porch.

How to Make a Custom Doormat with a Stencil


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How to Make a Custom Doormat with a Stencil Tutorial

select your stencil materials for doormat

How to Make a Custom Doormat with a Stencil

I am using the The Belles and Whistles Holiday Joy mylar stencil by Dixie Belle Paint Company.

What I love about this particular stencil set is it has four different individual stencils. Great designs for the holiday season with a stencil with snowflakes too. The snowflakes are perfect for the winter season.


How To Make A Custom Doormat with a Stencil

For my stencil, I selected the snowflakes. This way, I can use my door mat throughout the winter month on my front porch.

I am also using Dixie Belle’s Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint in the color Whitecap. It can be used outside on a covered porch. It has a built-in sealer and perfect for this project.

With snowflakes you can randomly place them on the doormat. I used a couple pieces of packaging tape to hold my stencil in place. Because of the material of the doormat (coir), it will not slide on you like if working on a smooth surface. You will also not have paint bleeding issues.

Next with a stencil brush, slightly load the white paint onto the brush. You will not be dry brushing the doormat. Therefore, you will need a little more paint loaded on the brush but don’t overload. Less is more when stenciling.

With your brush pounce the paint in the open area of the stencil. You can watch the video demonstration below to help.

Loving it already….

This stencil has several different snowflake designs. Move the stencil around in different areas of the doormat and stencil the pattern. You can turn the stencil in various directions to make your snowflakes look a little different.

Continue to stencil the snowflakes onto the doormat until you have the desire look.

Wasn’t that simple?

finished project

This project was not only easy but fun too. Look at this lovely doormat for the winter. It can be used indoors or placed outside on the front covered porch.

How to Make a Custom Doormat with a Stencil - Final

The snowflakes gives the doormat a beautiful winter vibe. It keeps the color neutral to fit with any color schemes for the holidays.

I hope you give this project a try!


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