Fun doormat handmade – diy project by Lisa Leonard

so i made some more of my own stencils again.

i think i might be addicted!

i used american typewriter (bold).

then i cut away the black letters and taped up the remaining paper.

homemade stencils!

i picked up a couple mats at ikea ($5 each). love!

take your time and brush inwards to get a clean line.

black paint and an orange plate, you almost thought this was a halloween project. ha!

I guess i used a glossy paint-but it turned out great!

we love our new doormat-perfect for christmas!


  1. Hi Lisa! I’m about to model your rug to over 100 women at our MOPS meeting. Thank you so much for the fun idea! Love your blog. I’ll will give them your website! Hope you have a joyful holiday season!

  2. Love this simple update to a plain doormat. Did the paint hold up well to being walked on? I’m worried it would chip off rather fast. What was your experience?

  3. Lisa,
    Where did you purchase this doormat? I’ve been looking for a plain weaved doormat like yours and have had no luck! :/ I’d love to paint one for my mother like you’ve done! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you!

      1. Wow! What a deal! Thank you so much, Lisa!
        This will sound silly, but I feel privileged that you replied to my comment…Wow! (You’re such a strong woman and role model to me!) Thank you so much!

  4. I love your stuff! I have ordered in the past and now when i open a section, it is blank! Bummer! Am i doing soemthing wrong??/ Just let me know as I would like to get some your designs. Thanks!

  5. Great idea! I love your stencil projects, but would like to suggest that you print out your letters using an outline font to save ink!

  6. Lisa, I love this idea!!! I’m going to do this asap… I’ve been wanting a seasonal doormat, but everything that is less expensive is super cheesy. This is absolutely perfect!

  7. Lisa The last picture is wonderful!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wrote a post on my blog whit pictures of the necklace I bought from you, I am a teacher for special needs children and in particular this year I am working with a child very similar to Davis, he is so sweet and nice and I love working for him at school!It seems to me that these two children are now linked across oceans from California to Italy where I live, they are linked by your beautiful necklace that I wore at school while working.
    (I hope you understood even if my english is so bad, but I wonted to let you know about this post I wrote about how wonderful is working with special needs children as a teacher!)
    Here is my post
    the title si “Special children” or “bambini speciali” in italian!Hope you like!

  8. I really like your project. Can you tell me what font size you used? I wish we had an IKEA near us. The closest one is an 8-hour drive away, so making a mat like this will have to wait until we can get to a store some time next year.


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