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Gift Ideas & Crafts / November 9, 2018

Fall Doormats

“welcome loved ones into your home this fall with a cheap and chic DIY doormat”

As we approach the holiday season, getting your home ready for all the fall festivities can feel overwhelming. Get a head start on your preparations with a craft that you can use year after year with this cheap and easy DIY fall doormat. This craft is the perfect way to welcome guests into your home and share the spirit of the season with those you love.

DIY Fall Doormat - Hey There Pumpkin

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Ikea Doormat ($4.99)
  • Store-bought stencil, stencil letters, or Thoughtfully Cricut templates*
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Sewing Pins

*Thoughtfully Cricut PNG templates can be uploaded and used on the Cricut. Download the stencils below, and purchase stencil blanks here.


Step 1: Pin your stencil or stencil letters to the doormat. Cover any remaining bare areas with paper or cardboard to protect the mat from spray paint.

Step 2: Spray paint the doormat with the can parallel and fairly close to the surface so the paint is totally opaque. Let dry.

Step 3: Remove the stencil and discard, or save for later use.

Step 4: Wrap and gift!

DIY Fall Doormat - Hey There Pumpkin

Download the “Hey There Pumpkin” Doormat Template

DIY Fall Doormat - Thankful

Download the “Thankful” Doormat Template

Thoughtful Touch

For a thoughtful touch on this craft, customize the message! Are you giving this to a growing family? Maybe it’s going to a homesick friend or family member who just moved away? Make the message unique for a perfect gift every time.

Happy crafting!

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