A step-by-step tutorial on how to make personalized doormats, like this DIY welcome pineapple doormat.
Once spring has fully warmed up and the aroma of charcoal and burgers is in the air, it’s time for you to decorate the outdoors!
And if you’re constantly noticing bright, festive outdoor decor items in stores, chances are you’re looking at your old, worn decor a little differently when you get home.
But it’s expensive to buy pretty, new decor every season so why not make your own and personalize it?
You can add curb appeal to the exterior of your home with a quick and easy project, like personalized doormats.
Here is how you can create a DIY welcome doormat, featuring a classic summer icon, the pineapple.
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WHAT’S THE COST TO CREATE A PINEAPPLE WELCOME DOORMAT?
To create this mat, the cost will be around $20. It could be less if your materials are on sale or if you already have some paint supplies lying around. The cost really depends on your personalized doormats design and how much paint you use.
If you do not want to DIY a welcome doormat yourself, I found my pineapple doormat inspiration from sellers on Etsy, so be sure to check there!
Now let’s talk about the supplies and tools I used to create my pineapple welcome mat.
CUSTOM WELCOME DOORMAT WITH A PINEAPPLE
- solid beige doormat (found mine at Target)
- black outdoor acrylic paint
- yellow outdoor acrylic paint
- green outdoor acrylic paint
- pineapple stencil
- 3″ alphabet stencils
- foam paint brushes
- straight sewing pins (holds the stencil in place)
- painters tape
You can print the material list and instructions below.
SIDE NOTE: You can find a printable supply/tool list at the bottom of the post!
After gathering your supplies, you’re ready to create your own pineapple doormat.
STEP 1: ARRANGE YOUR STENCILS
The letters we will use for this doormat are W-E-L-C-M-E (again). The O will be the pineapple for this mat!
Arrange the letters onto the mat.
TIP: I used another letter stencil in place of where the pineapple and second E will be so my spacing would be correct.
I placed the bottom of the stencil 2-1/2″ away from the mat’s edge.
Once you arrange the letters on the mat where you want them, pin the stencil to the mat to keep it from moving around. Complete this step for each letter stencil.
SIDE NOTE: I started with only two pins per stencil but I would recommend a pin for every corner, four per stencil.
STEP 2: PAINT THE WELCOME LETTERS ON THE DOORMAT
Once the letter stencils are secured to the mat, paint each letter with black acrylic outdoor paint. You will want to dab the paint onto the mat.
Let the first coat dry according to the paint bottle, then apply a second coat to the letters.
Once the second coat has dried, place the E stencil in the second location and paint the letter the same way. In the meantime, you can move to the next step.
STEP 3: PAINT THE PINEAPPLE ONTO THE DOORMAT
After the letters have dried (the C & M), you can then place the pineapple stencil into place, again using pins to hold it in place.
Then, use some painter tape to tape off the top section of the pineapple because you will paint the bottom section first.
SIDE NOTE: If you want the stencil to transfer exactly, you will need to adhere the stencil to the mat with an adhesive. I didn’t use one and I am still happy with the finished product.
Then, paint the bottom section of the pineapple with the yellow outdoor paint, again dabbing to apply it.TIP: You can use a Q-tip to help you paint!
After the first coat has dried, you can apply a second coat.
SIDE NOTE: You can apply the second coat of black paint to the letter E now.
Once the second coat has dried, remove the tape from the top section of the pineapple. Then, tape the bottom section of the pineapple to keep the paint off the bottom section.
Apply a coat of green outdoor paint to the top section of the pineapple, again dabbing with a foam brush.
After the first coat of green paint has dried, apply the final coat of paint to the pineapple.
Then, after the paint has completely dried, remove the stencils from the doormat and place your personalized mat wherever you want.
My welcome doormat has found a home on our front porch!