Make an Easy + Welcoming Spring Doormat
With this simple DIY doormat, you can shower guests with compliments all season long.
- exterior doormat (coco coir works best)
- printable templates (below)
- painter's tape
- utility knife
- adhesive stencil paper
- cutting mat
- exterior paint (we used white)
- foam paintbrush
Print out the greeting. (This will be your template for the text.) Then, line up the text and tape together into two lines, as they’ll appear on the doormat.
Secure Adhesive Over Template
Lay the stencil paper over the printed template. Use painter's tape to secure them to each other. Be sure to align these so the sticky side of the stencil paper is facing down, but keep the backing paper on.
Cut Out Letters
Using a utility knife (Image A), cut along each letter's edge. Use a ruler as your guide, if necessary. Be sure to use a cutting mat underneath to protect the table's surface. Cut out all the letters. (Keep the inside of the 'O,' as you will need it later (Image B).)
Position Stencil on Doormat
Once all the letters have been cut away from the stencil paper and template, gently pull off the adhesive backing from the stencil paper and position it on the doormat. Press into place. (Don’t forget to add the interior of the 'O.')
DIY Spring Time Door Mat
Step 4- Position Stencil on Door Mat Once all the letters have been cut away from the stencil paper and template, gently pull off the adhesive backing from the DIY stencil paper and position it on the door mat. Press into place. HINT-Don’t forget to add the interior of the O.
Paint Text Onto Doormat
Using a foam paintbrush, gently pounce the paint into the stencil and doormat (Image A). Be sure to use an up and down motion with the brush to ensure crisp, clean lines. Allow to dry overnight before using your doormat (Image B).