MY DIY | Welcome Mat

I was looking for a way to greet my guests in true DIY style, so made my own welcome mat to say hello! I love the functionality of the natural coir mat but wanted to give it a little makeover to fit the look of my apartment.  Starting with the clean slate, I decided wanted to stick to black (to hide any mud) and add a pop of color! Steps after the break…
What you need:
Natural Coir Mat
Fabric Paint
Roller brush and tray
Paint Brush
Vinyl sticker letters
Rowenta Eco Iron
Painter’s Tape
What to do: 
First tape off the edges of your mat, I measured buy doing two pieces from the edge.
Next lay down your vinyl sticker letters to spell out your message
Using the roller paint the uncovered spots
Peal off your letters and the tape around the edges
With a paintbrush add a pop of color
After it dries, place a piece of fabric like a pillow case over the painted sections and iron on medium heat to seal the paint so it does not brush off on your guest’s shoes. Use Rowenta’s Eco Iron and save engergy while DIYing!
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  1. this is a pretty cool diy!!! I love it!!!

  2. Nicol says:

    this is so awesome!


  3. This is great! You could make it say so many funny things.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You can really personalize the mat with any message and color. Love it.

  5. Alicia says:

    I am doing this asap! now what to put on it….

  6. So fun! I’ve been meaning to do this… Maybe a fun pattern? Yay!

    My mat needs to be replaced. It got all ruined over the winter. I think this will be my weekend project.

    Thanks! 😀

    Alex from

  7. ....... says:

    what a great idea. love the word you chose as a welcome as well. will totally be doing this when I move into the new house. thanks for the ideas. will have to pin this for then! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  8. Really great useful us know about the difference between the idea .Thanks for sharing this helpful tips

  9. Janine Maral says:

    very smart! really like it!

    – Janine

  10. so cute! i really need a welcome mat and havent been able to find one that suits my style, thanks for sharing!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Must get busy and try this clever idea.

  12. Liana says:

    Oh, the result is AWESOME, would really love to have this brilliant mat at my front door! ^^ Great post as always, bravo!!

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  13. laurenmaria says:

    This is so funky, my bf would never let me put this at the door though.


  14. Bougiehippie says:

    This so nice that I wouldn’t let people walk on it.

  15. Pauline says:

    i want to do it now 🙂

  16. Yara Miora says:

    Super easy and cute! Thanks for sharing!! <3

  17. Ali Rogers says:

    So cute! Putting a smile on every lucky visitor’s face before they’re even in the door 🙂

  18. Such a cool DIY! Definitely making one of these for my dorm room!

  19. Kate says:

    Is stick on vinyl necessary or could I use something more easily accessible? (eg duct tape)
    Thanks in advance!

  20. coir matting says:

    Hi, Fantastic site you have got. I’ve been looking at many of your comments and genuinely do believe you’ve done a fantastic job. cheers I will definitely be back soon.

  21. I like what you guys are usually up too. This typpe of clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the good works guys I’ve yyou guys to blogroll.

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