Make a Monogrammed Holiday Doormat

Designer Dan Faires personalizes an entryway for the holidays by spray-painting a monogram to a doormat.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Make a Festive Monogrammed Doormat

Bring holiday cheer to every part of the home, including the outdoor entry, by making a personalized doormat. To create this project you'll need: a solid, natural doormat; spray paint; spray polyurethane; cardboard; a utility knife; measuring tape; a pencil; paper; vinyl; wood or fabric monogram letters; and painter's tape.

Cut Cardboard to Size

Place doormat directly on top of cardboard. Use a pencil to trace entire perimeter of the doormat to cardboard, then cut out shape with a utility knife.

Sketch Designs

Sketch design ideas for the doormat onto paper.

Measure, Position and Mark Monogram

Use a measuring tape to determine the center point of the doormat stencil. Mark this point with a pencil.

Trace Monogram

Place monogram letter directly onto the mark and trace.

Mark and Cut Tree Silhouettes

Trace two or three different-sized triangular Christmas tree silhouettes onto raw cardboard. Next, cut to size using a utility knife. Then place triangles onto the doormat stencil and trace. Use a utility knife to cut silhouettes from doormat stencil.

Tape Stencil to Edges of Doormat

Use painter's tape to securely fasten stencil to the doormat.

Apply Spray Paint

Holding spray-paint can approximately eight inches from surface of the doormat, lightly press tip of the depressor in a steady, controlled manner. Wait approximately two hours until paint is dry to the touch, then add a second coat of spray paint.

Remove Stencil, Then Seal

Once second coat of spray paint is dry to the touch, seal paint with a sprayed coat of polyurethane. Allow doormat to dry outdoors overnight.

You're Finished!

Once the doormat is dry, it's ready to be displayed outside the door and used by guests throughout the season.

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