DIY Doormat

While I was recently perusing Pinterest (what else?) I found this picture of this doormat –


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I love it. So I set out to make my own with only a few little changes.

I bought 2 1×2 boards and divided the length by 4 so that I didn’t have any scraps.  It came out to 23″.  So, after I cut the boards, I had 8, 23″ boards.

I measured 5″ from each end, marked it, and drilled holes.

I gave ’em a good sanding and stained it with what I had one hand: Dark Walnut.

I doubled the hemp, tied a knot, and thread it through.  Then I tied another knot on the other side. Be sure to pull it tight after each knot.

I liked the look of the extra hemp on the ends, but you could trim it down for a cleaner look.

I thought it would be fun to personalize it, too so I printed out a big ol’ W and used my Xacto knife to cut it out.

I dabbed the paint on, careful not to get it on the hemp.

And there she is! I gave it a couple coats of polyurathane since it will be getting heavy traffic and I didn’t want the paint to fade.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 2, 1×2 boards: $6.97
  • Hemp: $4.56 (with tons left over for future projects)
  • stain (already had)
  • paint (already had)
  • polyurathane (already had)
  • $11.53

I think I see these in my future around Christmas time for gifts!

42 Comments

    1. Such a great idea! I was also thinking about making each of the boards a different color.

  1. Oh my gosh! I love it! I’m pretty sure I’m going have a door mat making party. This is soooo fun! Wouldn’t this make a great outdoor rug too? I love it!

  2. Great job! I love that you did the W off centered. It gives it a little extra spunk.

  3. Darn it! My comment got deleted. Well now my enthusiasm is tempered.

    So, thank you for commenting on my blog. I got super excited when I clicked over and saw your mat! I have that pinned on pinterest too and was just looking a firring strips as HD last night as I don’t have quite enough in my scrap pile. AND my last name starts with a W. AND I love your header. AND now I’m your newest follower too! Yay for new blogging friends!

    (yes that was tempered enthusiasm. I’m a total dork. Sorry.)

  4. I love this. It’s simple, pretty, and cheap! Thank you for sharing, I would love to feature this project on my blog.

    1. I just checked out your blog and I love it! Such great ideas on a budget.
      I would love it if this project was featured!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE this! What a great idea and try getting that anywhere for that price. Thanks for sharing!

    Kim

  6. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂 Please continue sharing your creativity with us during the weekly party.

  7. What a great project!! I’ve seen that door mat on pinterest too but hadn’t even considered trying to make one for myself! Thanks for the great inspiration! And for being a new follower of my blog!

  8. love this! you make it look so easy i might have to borrow my husband’s drill. and i love your stenciled letter–maybe my favorite part.

  9. This is so cute and easy. What a great idea!
    I’ll have to make one too 🙂
    Heck you can even hang it on the wall, all rustic-like!

  10. This is brilliant! We’ve been trying to figure out what to do for a doormat and I think this may be a winner! Thanks! =]

  11. This is so cool….I love it.
    Will be making this for sure!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Great idea. How has it held up under the pressure of people’s weight? I would love to make one but I’m just concerned if it will be able to hold up to the every day demands of life.

  13. 手書きの挨拶文が入っていてとても感動しました。
    一つ一つ丁寧に梱包されていてまた利用しようかなと思うショップでした。

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