Learn how to make a cute and welcoming DIY Fall doormat from a shower curtain and a foam mat from the dollar store!
This blog post is part of a Fall doormat blog hop, so make sure to check out all the links at the bottom of this post for more DIY Fall doormat ideas!
I've always wanted to try making a mat with polyurethane and fabric, so when I found a gorgeous Fall shower curtain from Simons for only $10, I thought it would be the perfect candidate to turn into a Fall doormat! I started with this foam floor mat from Dollarama.
Next, I laid the mat over my Simons shower curtain and cut the curtain about 2" larger than the mat.
Then I applied Varathane's triple thick poly onto the smooth side of the foam mat with a foam brush.
I carefully smoothed the fabric over the mat as it started adhering with the polyurethane finish.
Then, I applied the Varathane to the edges of the fabric and pulled & folded them over the back of the mat.
I decided to tack down the corners with hot glue.
Next, I sealed the mat with another coat of the Varathane over the fabric with a foam brush.
Then, I wrote "hello" onto the mat when it was dry with a pencil and glued some twine in place with a glue gun over the pencil marks.
You could use darker twine to skip this step, but I did end up painting over the twine with a dark green paint to make the letters stand out better against the fabric.
All done! I love how this mat looks layered over my DIY dollar store twine rug at our front door.
Come see the rest of the Fall doormats my blogging friends have made!