How to Make a Patriotic Doormat

How to Make a Patriotic Doormat


If you're anything like me, you love to decorate for the holidays. It gives me something to look forward to in each new season. What better way to show off your holiday spirit than your front doormat!? It's the first impression people have of your home and sets the tone! This mat I made was designed with Fourth of July in mind, BUT it's honestly perfect for all summer long. It's a lot easier to make than you think so let's get crafty!

What You'll Need:

I put together this post and linked all the supplies. If purchased from this link I make a small commission at no extra cost to you!

  • a plain coir doormat (whatever size you want, I got mine for $10 at Target)
  • a Cricut (or other cutting machine)
  • Cricut weeding tool
  • permanent vinyl (I find this works best for sticking to the mat)
  • masking or painters tape
  • acrylic paints of your choice
  • paint brushes

Step by Step:

This is where the fun begins! I use Canva to design my art and then upload it into my Cricut Design Space. Get creative here! 

Once you have your design exactly the way you want it, save it and then upload to your design space (alternatively you could just make it straight in the design space.) Choose the size you want it (sometimes you have to cut it in two parts to make it fit but depends on the design) and then cut it!

You'll want to "reverse weed" which is basically weeding the inside parts so it creates a stencil. Once you've done that, transfer your cut vinyl onto your mat. Secure the edges with masking tape. 

Choose the colors of your paint and get to painting! I always make sure to apply the paint in a straight up and down dotting motion. I also like to apply a heavy coat since people will be walking on this. Once you're done, let it dry over night. When you're ready, put it out front an enjoy your work! 

What I love about this DIY, is that it costs about $15 to do including all the vinyl, paint and mat! If you make your own let me know, I'd love to see your creations! Tag me on IG @dakotajcurfman, can't wait to see what y'all come up with!


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