How To: Make A DIY Rainbow Doormat For Fall

I like shopping for seasonal decor. I LOVE finding a decor item in a store and recreating it myself. This was 100% the case when I found this fall rainbow doormat a few weeks ago on Etsy.

There was just ONE small problem with purchasing this particular doormat for my home. We have double french doors in our main entry and this tiny doormat was NOT going to suffice.

Front Door
The top rug is a doormat that I made previously that is WAY to small for my porch

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DIY Fall Doormat To The Rescue

If I was going to customize a rug in a size that worked for my porch I needed to get creative. Long skinny doormats cost a fortune and are WAY more than I want to spend on a simple DIY project.

Luckily, I was able to purchase two $7 doormats from a local craft store. If I laid them side by side and created my design over BOTH of them it would give me the look/size I wanted at 1/5 of the price.

Doormat Supplies:

  • Two Standard Coir Doormats (18″X30″)
  • Spray Paint in various colors
  • A Cardboard Box
  • Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Small caps or round stickers (optional)
Spray Paint

Step 1: Cut Cardboard Box To Fit

Mine box was long enough but not wide enough to cover my entire doormat. To make it work, I cut an extra piece off of another box and used masking tape to secure it together.

Cardboard on Rug

Step 2: Outline Your Template

I used a black permanent marker to outline the template of my rainbow. Don’t stress about this being perfect.

Cardboard on Rug

Step 3: Cut Your Template

Next, take a pair of scissors and cut the cardboard.

Cardboard on Rug

Step 4: Start Spraying

Lay your template on the doormat. Start on the outside and work your way in.

Can of Spray Paint

Step 5: (optional) Use small caps or stickers to add detail.

Spray paint on cardboard template

Step 6: Rinse and Repeat to Complete your Doormat for Fall

When one side is complete, flip the template over, and line it up using the lines of the first rug as a guide.

Spray the second rug.

DIY Fall Doormat


You Have a Rainbow Doormat For Fall!

Fall Front Porch with Doormat

Didn’t this turn out so cute?!? I made mine to fit the colors of my FALL FRONT PORCH, but feel free to use whatever colors fit your home!

If you try this project I would love to see it! Take a photo and tag me on Instagram with #hautehouseprojects and I will share it with my followers!

Happy DIY Weekend, Friends!

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