Does it feel like fall yet where you are? Do you love the feeling of crisp cool air, the scent of falling leaves, pumpkin patches and fresh apple cider at the farmers markets? I do. But we don’t get them here. It’s really hard to get into the fall spirit when it’s still in the high 90’s and everyone around you is still wearing flip flops. I’m going to get in the mood anyway and started by adding fall colors to our front door with this easy DIY fall doormat.
It feels good to walk up to the front door and see the brilliant colors of fall.
Here’s a simple list of supplies you’ll need to make this easy DIY fall doormat.
Plain Doormat – This one came from Wal-Mart, but what I originally wanted was a plain coir doormat like these.
Paint – I used DecoArt Multi-Surface Paint
If your doormat has squares like this one, just mark off the edges of the letters for “hi”. placing an X inside the squares of the boxes with the Oil Sharpie was a good way to keep from painting a wrong area. Otherwise, draw or trace the letter shape
This is an easy project to work on with kids. My 6 year old grandson helped me paint the outside bands of color and a few random squares in our fall colors.
We had fun finding a few pine cones and wood acorns to jazz up our picture by the front door.
They were the perfect finishing touch.
What fall colors would you use on your easy DIY fall doormat?
Love doormat projects? I do. Here’s another super popular Simple Fall Monogram Doormat I made last year and this DIY Wood Doormat is another favorite one of mine:) Oh, and yes, my front door is copper. Go here to see how I faux painted my front door copper:)
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Linda at Mixed Kreations says
This week’s been cooler in the 80’s, but next week I think it suppose to get warmer again.
Love your door mat! Super cute, great colors for fall, and looks simple to make.
Hi Linda and thank you! I love simple projects, especially seasonal ones. We don’t get much fall down here at the beach but I have a good time with the colors! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment!
I really love the way you played with the squares. It turned out really fun! I want to make one, my doormat is awful!
Alayna @AlaynasCreations says
Looks great! What a fun and easy way to add a little fall color to the front porch. Thanks for sharing with us the #HomeMattersParty link party.
Mary-In the boondocks says
Wendi this is so cute. An easy project to do with the kids. I also second Maries wishes and hope all is well with your daughter.
Thanks so much Mary! I don’t get to see this grandson too often. He and his Mom were moving out of state and he was sad. We made this to put on the doorstep of his new house:) Thanks for the good wishes, she has finally turned the corner and is improving. If all goes well she should go home in another week:)
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
Love your door mat Wendi and especially that it was a project you and your grandson did together. You and your daughter are in my thoughts and prayers and I’ve been sending cyber hugs your way daily.
Thank you so much Marie… We had a good time making this together:) Hugs and good thoughts are appreciated my friend. Thank you!
Cute door mat Wendi!
we’re finally having some cooler weather, making me happy to greet fall!
Hi Gail! Thank you:) I LOVE the cooler temps. It’s gone down a few degrees here too. Thanks for your visit:)
I love the way you made it easy by using the squares of the mat for the design. the colour choice is great too.
Hi Julie.Follow the squares… It doesn’t get much easier than that! Thanks so much for your visit!
Another great idea! Just wanted you to know your daughter is in my thoughts and prayers. I’m glad they found her problems and that she is improving. My husband and daughter suffer with auto-immune diseases also.
Hi Karen, Thanks so much! I hope you need a simple fall doormat & make one too:) Most of all, thank you so very much for your kind words. I know this will be life altering for all of us. We are very relieved she finally has a diagnoses. I hope both your husband and daughter are able to keep theirs under control. Again, thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice note.
Wendi, I just want you to know your daughter is in my thoughts and prayers. The doormat is so cute and easy, I like easy.
Patty…Thank you so very much for your thoughtful note and sweet words. The past few weeks have been crazy. She has finally turned the corner and is getting better. We hope she’ll be able to go home next week. On my doormat, I agree on loving an easy project! Have a wonderful weekend –