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.
- Themed shower curtain
- Foam floor mat (I got mine from Dollarama)
- Varathane's triple thick poly
- Twine (plain or painted, whatever will stand out against your fabric best)
- Foam brush
- Hot glue gun
- Lay the mat over the shower curtain and cut the curtain about 2" larger than the mat.
- Apply Varathane's triple thick poly onto the smooth side of the foam mat with a foam brush.
- Carefully smooth the fabric over the mat as it starts adhering with the polyurethane finish.
- Then, apply the Varathane to the edges of the fabric, and pull & fold them over the back of the mat.
- Tack down the corners with hot glue.
- Next, seal the mat with another coat of the Varathane over the fabric with the foam brush.
- Then, write "hello" on the mat (when the poly is dry) with a pencil.
- Glue the twine in place with a glue gun over the pencil marks. All done!
More of My DIY Doormat Ideas
There’s nothing cuter than a custom, handmade doormat at the front door to welcome family and guests. Here’s how to make a doormat with a Cricut!
Want to make a personalized “Welcome” or “Hello” Mat? I’m sharing how to do it using a DIY stencil and latex or chalk-style paint. You could use a Cricut to cut out your stencil, or I’ll share a way to do it without a machine!
Learn how to crochet a beautiful farmhouse style jute rug with inexpensive twine from the dollar store and a crochet hook!
Come see the rest of the DIY Fall doormats my blogging friends have made!