Color Me Rad
The chevron pattern on this DIY doormat was created using painter's tape and two complementary colors of spray paint. Adding a phrase with bold stenciling brings a fun, graphic element with a little bit of attitude.
Stencils are a quick way to amp up the style of any basic doormat—or anything at all! The design possibilities are endless! Stencil your monogram or a word of welcome; use a small brush to apply the paint for a clean, crisp look.
Hose Sweet Hose
Anyone with a green thumb knows that a hose is essential to producing a vibrant backyard garden. But did you know that when a hose reaches the end of its life, it can be coiled and glued into a sturdy half-circle doormat? You'll find a simple how-to here.
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A collection of old leather belts forms this rugged welcome mat. The subtle variations in color and texture give off a warm and subdued look. If you have more belts than you know what to do with, try your hand at a basket-weave design.
Painter's tape can be used to create a chic striped doormat. Vary the width of the stripes for visual variety and allow the first coat of paint to dry before repositioning the tape to add a second color. If stripes aren't your thing, there's always checkerboard or chevron!
Related: How to Paint Like a Pro
Bring a bit of nature right to your front door with a doormat made of thin river rocks. Collect a gaggle of thin rocks and arrange them so they fit snugly together on top of a low-profile mat. Then use strong glue to hold it all together.
'Pop' of Color
Here, plastic bottle caps are recycled into a colorful square doormat. Not only is this clever reuse good for the environment, but it also creates a unique statement piece for your doorway. It's probably not suitable for areas that are frequented by bare feet, though.
Related: 5 Things to Do With... Bottle Caps
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