Easy 10-minute Fall Welcome Mat

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This adorable fall welcome mat literally takes 10 minutes from start to finish, and adds the perfect touch to your front porch! 

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

Adorable, right? And such a fun and simple project too! It just makes my whole front porch,  and the fact that it’s so fast and easy is the icing on the cake.

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

10 MINUTE FALL WELCOME MAT

SUPPLIES: (affiliate links are included below for your convenience!)

-plain welcome mat 

-brown craft paint

-foam brush

-“fall” vinyl stencil (I used my Silhouette)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. I found my door mat at Home Depot for less than $10!

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

2. I cut my stencil out on my Silhouette Cameo, using the font American Typewriter. I wanted it to fill most of the rug, so I made it pretty large.

It was really tricky to try and make the vinyl stencil “stick” to the mat, and it never really did.  I pressed it down the best I could, and because the mat I used was really, really stiff, (which is common for outdoor rugs), it was actually fine in the end.  Even though it wasn’t sticking really well, because the fibers were so stiff, the paint went on really easily.

3.  I used Americana Dark Chocolate craft paint and a foam brush to apply the paint to my stencil. Like I said above, I was worried at first about the stencil not sticking really well, and the possibility of the paint seeping underneath it. But I dipped my brush in the paint, then just dabbed it up and down, never making any side-to-side motions.  The mat’s stiff bristles were really absorbent, and the paint went on really well–it didn’t go under the stencil at all.

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

4. As soon as I finished adding the paint, I removed the stencil and let the paint dry.  It took about 10 minutes to make, and maybe another 30-45 for the paint to dry–that’s it!!

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

10 Minute Fall Welcome Mat | simply kierste.com

 

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

6 thoughts on “Easy 10-minute Fall Welcome Mat

  1. Very cute. I love your new home and watching all the decorating. How do you hang your wreath on the front door?

  2. Very cute. Did you stencil the house number on your front door the same way? I am starting to think I need to invest in one of those Silhouettes. You have made so many simple and cute projects with yours.

    1. Yes, I used my Silhouette to cut the vinyl for my front door! There really are so many simple and cute projects you can do with it, I use it all the time! So far, the best sales I’ve seen for them are during Black Friday, so you may want to keep an eye out! xo

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