It may be nearly 100 degrees outside today but I don’t care, it’s the first day of October and it’s time to decorate for fall! My last DIY painted doormat held up extremely well so I just had to make a new one for the autumn season. I wanted something that was fall themed but could work all the way to Thanksgiving. Keep reading to find out how I made this DIY painted fall leaves doormat.
IKEA is my go to for plain doormats. You can’t beat the prices there and they have two sizes to choose from. The smaller one is the size of a typical doormat that you’d buy at most stores (1′-4″ x 2′-0″) and costs $4.99. The larger one is 2′-0″ x 2′-11″ and costs $9.99.
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Plain Doormat (Amazon) or IKEA TRAMPA doormat
Directions – DIY Painted Fall Leaves Doormat
For this doormat I used the same process as my previous DIY painted doormat. If you’re looking for a step by step tutorial on how to attach your stencils and some suggestions for applying mod podge and paint check out this post.
You’ll need a Vinyl Cutting Machine to create the stencils. I have a Silhouette Cameo but any vinyl cutting machine will work. To start, I weeded out the leaves and placed them around the mat as evenly spaced as I could. There are 6 different leaf designs and with the large mat that I chose I ended up printing two 12″x12″ sheets of vinyl which gave me 28 leaves in total.
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I first painted over the stencils with Mod Podge and let the mat dry overnight since I started this late in the evening. That said, it doesn’t take that long to dry. Once it’s fully dry you can use a paint brush to apply the paint of your choice. I used a mixture of DecoArt and Anita’s Acrylic paint that I bought from Hobby Lobby.
Here is a breakdown of the colors that I used on my DIY fall leaf painted doormat.
- Tomato Red
- Primary Yellow
- Heritage Brick
- Bright Orange
- Olive Green
This fall doormat adds a nice touch of fall colors to my front porch. It compliments the mums and pumpkins perfectly. I Can’t make up my mind about the wreath though. This Neutral Fall Wreath was perfect for my fall decor last year but now I think I need a pop of color to match the rest of the porch. Thoughts? I’ll probably do an Instagram poll on this!
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Thanks for sharing, this is on my list of projects to do.
I love this! Thank you for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girl’s Wonderful Wednesday! I’m co-hosting at My Crafty Zoo and love seeing all the projects! This one is my favorite this week! We’ll be featuring your awesome project!
Thank you Kaycee! 🙂
Neat idea! I’ve never done my own doormat so I appreciate this DIY. Thanks for sharing with us at #OMHGWW
That is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.
Amy @ The Quiet Homemaker
Oh my gosh this is sooo adorable! I want to make one, but don’t have a cutting machine. I am guessing it would be kinda hard to cut these out by hand. Great job!
Thanks for linking up @LiveLifeWell!
Love these bright pretty fall colors on your leaf doormat. So cute! I’m looking forward to sharing your post this week on the Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Be sure to stop by and link up again with us!
Thanks so much Michelle. 🙂