DIY Rainbow Doormat

Brighten up your entryway with this easy DIY doormat.

May 12, 2022

Transform a plain doormat into a colorful statement piece for your front door with a little paint and patience. Print the free pattern below to make our rainbow doormat in any color scheme you like.

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Karen Kavett uses acrylic paint and a template to create a rainbow doormat.

Materials + Tools

  • heavy-duty scissors
  • straight pins
  • paintbrush
  • outdoor acrylic paints

1: Trace Pattern

Start with a plain doormat. Print out our free rainbow pattern, tape it together and cut out the rainbow shape. Pin it in place using straight pins and trace the pattern with a permanent marker.

2: Cut out Rainbow

Use heavy-duty scissors to cut the doormat into the rainbow shape.

3: Pin Pattern

Cut the rainbow pattern into separate pieces. Pin every other arc onto the doormat.

4: Paint First Colors

Paint your first three colors, working the paint down into the fibers of the doormat. Paint two coats of each color, letting it dry between coats. Remove the pattern and let dry completely.

5: Pin Second Half of Pattern

Pin the other three arcs into place on top of the painted colors on the rainbow.

Painting Doormat

DIY Rainbow Doormat: Pin Second Half of Pattern

Pin the other three arcs into place on top of the painted colors on the rainbow.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

6: Paint Second Colors

Paint your last three colors, again painting two coats and letting the paint dry between each coat.

7: Touch Up

Remove the pattern and touch up any sections that weren’t fully painted the first time. Let dry completely before bringing it outside to your doorway.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

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