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This shows you how to DIY a fall doormat in less than 15 minutes. Plus, it's extremely affordable!

fall doormats

Apparently fall is the time I bring out my DIY doormat skills so now that it is the second year I've DIYed a doormat, I figured it was time to write a post about it!

This is about as easy as it gets when it comes to DIY projects. I started this fall doormat at 5:00pm and was completely done with it by 5:15pm. That is my type of project ?.

I'm going step-by-step showing you how to make a fall doormat DIY of your own.


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Fall 2021 Doormat

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Fall 2020 Doormat

These are the two doormats I've DIYEd in my days. They are done in the same way so let's get into how to do it...


  • Blank Doormat
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Stencils (unless you want to freehand it but I'm not that good haha)
  • Foam brush
  • Painters Tape (optional but helpful)
  • Flex Seal

Step 1: Get yourself a blank doormat.

blank doormat

You can find blank doormats all over the place. The Target one linked above is the exact one I got. It cost $10.

Here's a blank doormat from Amazon (it's the one I got for 2020 doormat) but if you are near an Ikea, they have them for super cheap.

Step 2: Lay out your saying and tape it down.

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Go to your local craft store and get some stencils that you like the shape of the letters. The one that I am using is from Hobby Lobby but I am sure that any craft store has similar ones!

I had to get creative since I didn't have two O's. That's why it looks like "BOC" haha. 

fall doormat

I found it super, super helpful to tape down the letters before painting. When you paint its really a dabbing motion so they come off easily and can mess you up. The painters tape just makes your life a little easier!

Step 3: Paint the doormat!

I just used traditional acrylic paint. It held up all of last years fall season and still looked amazing by the end of it!

Step 4: Spray doormat with clear coat.

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I will say that last year I did not do this, but I saw this spray on Tiktok and apparently it keeps your doormats looking brand new for the entire season so I decided there was no harm in trying it!

I just got it from Home Depot.


fall doormat

And thats how you DIY a fall doormat!!

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