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Hello! Summer season is in full swing, along with backyard BBQ’s and parties. Today I’m sharing how to make your own hello/goodbye doormat, which is the perfect way to greet your guests as they arrive at your front door!
I spotted a super cute doormat awhile back on Pottery Barn, and was inspired to try my hand at making one, too.
It’s so easy to make your own! All you’ll need is:
(I’ve included links to everything you’ll need to make this mat so you don’t even have to run to the store!)
- Natural fiber doormat (I used this Coco Coir Doormat)
- Flat black paint (I used this Rustoleum Ultra Cover)
- Paintbrush (These paintbrushes are perfect!)
- Yard stick or something straight to put in the middle of your mat while you paint
First, I eyeballed where the middle of the mat was and used what I had lying around in the garage that was straight to place in the middle (a copper pipe, but a yard stick or something else would work well, too!). That way, you can tell how big the words should be on either side. I used my paint brush to very very faintly write “hello” in cursive. I had a wet paper towel right next to me just in case I needed to wipe it off quickly, but didn’t need it! If you don’t feel comfortable just free-handing, you could try writing it in chalk first and then painting over it.
I then went back over my painted “hello” again with more paint to darken it.
After finishing, I did the same on the other side with the word “goodbye.”
All done! Easy, right?!
I let it dry overnight, and then it was ready to set out on the front porch.
It’s so cute! You could also just print the words “hello” and “goodbye” instead of cursive, too.
This doormat lasts so long too, you could even touch the paint up each season! Just think of the money you’ll save, not having to buy a new doormat every year.
Thanks for visiting today friends, enjoy the rest of your week!