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DIY: Custom Doormat


In this DIY, I'm going to show you how to personalize your plain ol' coir doormat to assure your guests that they're ringing the right doorbell. I saw this project on MarthaStewart.com, and since it fits so well within this month's Renewal theme, I had to share. To find out how to do it,

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Supplies:

  • 18' x 30" coir doormat
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape, 3" and 3/4" widths
  • Address numbers
  • Card stock
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
  • T pins
  • 12 oz. can of enamel spray paint in a contrasting color

Here's how:

  1. Make a border around the perimeter of your mat with 3" tape, positioning it 1 1/4" from the edge.
  2. Make a second border, affixing 3/4" tape, leaving 1/2" between borders.
  3. Print out your address numbers in large type (i.e. ~ 650 pt. type).
  4. Photocopy the numbers onto card stock, and cut them out with a utility knife.
  5. Or, choose 6-inch numbers from your hardware store.
  6. Use a ruler to center the numbers and pin the card stock ones to mat using the T pins.
  7. In a well-ventilated area, hold the can of spray paint 4 to 6 inches over the mat and spray in small circles. To paint the edges of the mat, bring the can closer.
  8. Let the paint dry for at least two hours, and then remove the tape and numbers. Voilà!

Join The Conversation
dyskrasia dyskrasia 9 years
Say what you will, but that Martha Stewart is creatively clever.
GIOVS GIOVS 9 years
great idea, i will try it
else411 else411 9 years
I'm going to do this to make a patio rug with my initials. So simple but I never thought of it.
emalove emalove 9 years
Cute! I need a new doormat actually...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nifty!
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