Creative Front Door Mats You Can Make Yourself

One of the first places a visitor to your home gets a taste of your style and personality is at your front door. So let your creativity shine there! Make these DIY custom front door mats to welcome family and friends, and let them reflect you and your family. Are you colorful? Simple? Traditional? Choose a project here that lets you create a door mat that is one of a kind.



Creative Front Door Mats You Can Make Yourself



Front Door Mats You Can Make


Wooden Front Door Mats

This wooden door mat by ‘Martha‘ is made of materials that will last, and is great in areas with a lot of weather. It drains away any water tracked up from snow or ice, and is heavy enough not to blow away in the wind.

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Ok, here is the one for all you color lovers! This DIY wooden front door mat was done by Britta via ‘One Good Thing by Jillee‘. she makes it look so easy! Remember, you could choose any colors! How about an ombre look with various shades of the same hue?



Like the idea of a wooden door mat, but want a little more style? Try this half circle door mat tutorial from Beth at ‘Sawdust & Embryos‘. Simple instructions walk you through this project. It looks like a mat you might find at an expensive home store!



If you are looking for a DIY wooden door mat that will last, this is it. From ‘Man Made DIY‘, get step by step photos and instructions for this high end looking, long lasting door mat made from brass and redwood. Lot’s of tips on how to make this last through nasty weather and time!




Personalized Front Door Mats

From ‘Annie Made‘ this DIY door mat is made from ceramic tiles, and has a fun message! She includes the template for the message in the mosaic. Very good instructions, and this is a cool medium for those who want to do a door mat that is a little unexpected!

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This next one is a DIY painted coir mat tutorial by Sara at ‘Live a Little Wilder‘… This mat is elegant yet not stuffy, and it’s a simple and inexpensive project as well! I love her tip on what kind of paint to use so it lasts a little longer…

DIY Custom Door Mats


This Anthropologie hack front door mat cost Bree at ‘Bumble Bree‘ just $7 to make! I love the message for those coming, and going!




Other Cool Front Door Mats

From ‘Tattooed Martha‘, this ocean stone mat is meant for a bath, but could just as easily make a great door mat! And she shows you how to make one that is not slippery, also great for the front door! Plenty of good tips and supply recommendations.



Since we love color, we thought this one just has to be done by one of our DIY’ers! ‘Hoosier Homemade‘ has a great tutorial on how to paint a recycled rubber front door mat. They even have a pdf of the template they used for the colors you can download. Foam brush and colorful paint!

DIY Custom Door Mats


Mark Kintzel‘ shows us how to make this eco friendly recycled garden hose door mat that would be the perfect statement for a back door coming in from the garden.


We LOVE these front door mats you can make! We think you will also love our posts on DIY area rugs, and DIY Projects for a Bright & Cheery Home! Also check out our Frosted Mason Jar DIY Luminaria and our DIY Christmas Doormats over at TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Tarun Sharma
    January 26, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I think these are the best door mat ideas. Soon, i will shift in my new home, for that i will try to create these type of doormats. Thanks

  2. christy
    August 20, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Where can i get a blank doormat to paint??

    • Kathy Woodard
      September 17, 2015 / 12:53 pm

      Try Home Depot!

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