Delightful DIY Doormat Using Embroidery Patterns

Recently when walking into my house I looked down and realized I still have a Halloween themed doormat. It’s July I could either just tough it out a couple more months or I could paint myself a brand spanking new one. I opted for plan B.  Doormats are so fun and easy to make, check out this DIY Rainbow Doormat and my Taco Door Mat.  Please note this was originally a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.

DIY Doormat using an embroidery pattern for the design by Jennifer Perkins
Plain Door Mat
Fabric Paint
Paint Brush
Fabric Marker
Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching (Sublime Stitching) by Jenny Hart

I used a metal ruler to create a border around the edge of my plain beige mat. I filled in the border using Tulip Fabric Paint.

Embroidered Effects Book by Jenny Hart as a template for a DIY Doormat.
I used a pattern from Embroidered Effects as my design. I loved the cute little birds and thought they would look great on my door mat. I scanned in the embroidery pattern and enlarged it to fit on my rug. I printed up three separate pictures.

Painting embroidery pattern onto doormat.
Unfortunately, I could not get transfer paper to work on the texture of my rug so I was forced to draw the picture. I should say my husband was forced to draw. I used a Fabric Marker to transfer my design.

Painting the birds onto the DIY doormat by Jennifer Perkins
After my design was on the rug I went back in with Fabric Paint and filled in. I also decided to add a few embellishments of my own!

DIY doormat using an embroidery pattern as a template  by Jennifer Perkins
Now I can put away my Halloween door mat for the next two months and display my own customized cute as a button mat in the meantime. I’m hoping the fun birds will distract visitors from the holes in the screen left by my over zealous 140 lb dog and 24 lb child.

Want more doormat inspiration?  Keep reading!

How to make a rainbow door mat by Jennifer Perkins

Rainbow Doormat – Did you know they make fabric spray paint?  It makes for a mean rainbow doormat!

Stenciled leopard print beach mat by Jennifer Perkins

Leopard Mat – Not exactly a doormat – but it sure would be easy to make a leopard print doormat using this same DIY idea!

DIY Taco Doormat by Jennifer Perkins

Taco Mat – Let’s taco about how cute this doormat is!  Regular old half circle mat given the taco treatment with craft paint.


7 Responses to “Delightful DIY Doormat Using Embroidery Patterns”

  1. digifigi

    You crafty person, you, create the birds in magnetic sheets and use them to cover the character in the screen. (the sheets will stick to each other with the screen between them).

  2. eileensideways

    this is wonderful. so easy and supplies so readily available at the craft store. the design whimsical. love it. thanks for the tutorial.


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