DIY door mat

Transform a door mat into an eye-catching feature

Door mats – we’re always walking on them and they’re subject to a fair amount of use day in, day out. In many cases, a door mat may have been left behind by a previous resident and is often worn out and threadbare, or so grubby that it adds dirt to your shoes rather than removing it! If that’s the case, it’s definitely time to get a new door mat. Coir mats are effective as they pick up dirt particularly well and tend not to shed it again. And if you fancy something customised, then why not paint a door mat yourself? Although you can paint it by hand, it’s much easier to use spray paint. edding permanent spray paints produce a really good result. There are over 35 colours to choose from, and they can also be used to make effective colour gradients. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, edding spray paints give exceptional coverage and are extremely quick-drying and durable, which means you’ll be able to enjoy your DIY door mat for a long time to come!

Home decor
Permanent spray
Natural materials
Plastic and foil
A bit more challenging
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Door mat (made of coconut fibres, for example)
  • Template with the word “Hi”
  • Large covering sheet to protect your working area, protective base layer for spraying
  • Gloves
  • Adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver for removing the safety ring from the can

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