How to: Make a Colorful Geometric Welcome Mat

by on Jul 5, 2016

DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

It’s the time of year when we’re all spending more time outdoors than inside them. Keep the threshold separating the two cheery and functional with this geometric welcome mat!    

What you’ll need:

 

  • Coir door mat (available on Amazon or at IKEA)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint and brush

 

DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Start by taping off your design. If you’re making the same pattern that I did, I recommend using a ruler to help with initial placement. It also helps to start on the outside of the triangle shape and build your design inward (from biggest to smallest).

DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Paint! To really make sure your paint is applied, it helps to almost stamp it into the mat verses painting in brushstrokes.

DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Once dry, peel the tape, put on your porch and enjoy!

A person in red shoes standing on a wooden porch in front of a colorful welcome mat.
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith
"Wooden corridor with yellow Welcome Mat."
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith
A floor mat with a colorful triangular design on it.
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Chris Gardner

    CUTE!

    (Please note the bold, italics, underlined, all caps, and the exclamation mark.)

  2. Claire Blanca

    What kind of paint did you use? How long did it last? I would like to put the kids footprints on it. Did the paint make it slippery?