MY DIY | Quote Bubble Welcome Mat

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After traveling for the last 5 days, I can’t even tell you how excited I was to come home to my new apartment! Unfortunately, because I have been away, the unpacking was put on hold…and even worse I opened/dumped out all the boxes searching for clothes for my trip #majormess. The good news is, I have set aside this weekend to get everything in order and to start decorating!! If you have been following I SPY DIY for awhile, you know that I love a pop of color, BUT there is a strict no painting rule in my rent.com find, so I have to find ways to inject my personality without upsetting the landlord. I have a little tradition of making a welcome mat for every new apartment, and thought this would be the perfect place in add some color (specifically hot pink) into the place! Just my little way to say “Hey you! Come on in!”. For more on making your own, steps and supplies after the break….Ispydiy_welcomemat_steps

What you need:
Coir Doormat
Marker
Razor Knife
Scissors
Super Glue
Paint Brush
White Paint
Vinyl Letters
Pink Spray Paint

What You Do:
Lay your doormat on a flat surface with the bottom facing upward.
With the bottom of the mat still facing upward, draw a rectangle with rounded corners leaving off 3″ on one side. Use this excess mat to create the tail of your speech bubble.
Using your blade, cut around the outline and trim any excess straw off with a scissors.
On the 3’’ strip, draw a curved triangle and cut out.
Turn the mat facing up, and paint the entire surface of the speech bubble white and let dry.
Spell out the message that you would like to great your guests with using vinyl letters. Place on the top of the mat.
Spray paint over the letters and peel them back to reveal your greeting.
Finally, glue both pieces of the speech bubble together, and let dry
Touch up your letters by going over them with white paint and a paint brush.

For my decorating plans and tips on finding your perfect place on rent.com, stop by this post!
This post was made in partnership with rent.com, Thank you for supporting my amazing sponsors that make I SPY DIY possible. 

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  1. Kara says:

    This is super cute! I would have never thought to make my own welcome mat. The pop of color is great!

  2. I love the idea of a bright pink welcome (: Also, loving your pineapple sneakers. Too cute.

    X Min, honeyandgazelle.wordpress.com

  3. Yara Miora says:

    This is so cute! And such a great house warming gift for everyone moving to college too! Thanks for sharing 🙂 <3

  4. steph banks says:

    This is such a cute idea! Great way to add some colour, I would have never thought of making a welcome mat!
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  5. Carrie says:

    wow die ist ja sooo cool

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  6. That is adorable. I have always loved the “next door has better stuff” welcome mats but I may just have to try this one!

  7. Vanisha says:

    Soo cuute! One of the things I’ve never thought of doing myself before, great idea 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    This is so cute!!! My welcome mats are beyond boring…can’t wait to spruce them up!

    Laura
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  9. Lauren says:

    Very cute idea!! And P.S. I love the bag!!
    Grace, Faith, & Glitter

  10. Melanie says:

    This is so cute! My sister just moved to a new apartment, this would be a perfect gift!

    Melanie
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  11. Paige says:

    Loving that mat! It’s so fun!

    Paige
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  12. sherry says:

    Love the hot pink mats. Hot for summer!!!

  13. Elsie Pop says:

    This is a really cool idea, thanks for sharing! xx

  14. Jessy says:

    Omg loved this!!! 😮 I even showed my dad and he LOVED IT!!! Haha
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

  15. Sharon says:

    Super idea for a welcome mat.

  16. aww, Jenni, this is exactly what I need! I need a door mat, and I couldn’t find any cute ones! I will stop searching and make this one instead!

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  17. Pang says:

    Does the color bleed onto other materials if gets wet? I’m wondering if it’ll stain the soles of people’s shoes (wet from rain/snow). Or even transfer onto the floors as people walk around? I’m loving the idea and would really like to know before I attempt to make this. Thanks to much!

  18. Website says:

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Cheers!|

  19. Betty says:

    Hey there! I’ve been reading your weblog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Texas!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the good work!

  20. Rachel Ang says:

    A very WELCOMING welcome mat indeed!!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

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