Tutorial: Custom Welcome Mat

Why spend over $20 for a custom door mat when you can create a one-of-a-kind mat with a quick trip to the dollar store?  Dollar Tree often stocks plain carpet mats that are perfect for giving a makeover, and with a little bit of stenciling you can make it have any image or wording you want!  (Not sure where to start on making a custom stencil?  Check out this post!)

Tutorial: Custom Welcome Mat

Project estimate:

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  • Door mat, $1 and up
  • Stencil, on hand
  • Blue painters tape, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand
  • Double sided tape runner or spray adhesive, on hand

Total: $1 and up

Tutorial: Custom Welcome Mat

I cut my stencil out with my Cricut, but you can use anything to make you stencil.  Dollar Store sells letter which can be punched out and you can use the pages as your stencil if you would like. Using a tape runner apply stencil to door mat.  Cover the remaining area with blue painters tape. (Something I would have done differently would be to use spray adhesive to hold stencil down rather than the double sided tape runner.  It was a little difficult to keep the small pieces down.)

Tutorial: Custom Welcome Mat

Using spray paint coat the stencil.  You will need to apply several coats. Once paint is dry remove tape and stencil.  I used a sharpie to outline my letters for a more finished look, but it is not necessary.