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DIY Fall Doormat

DIY Fall Doormat: turn a plain doormat into a fall doormat with this simple DIY using craft paint and a DIY stencil to add leaves.
DIY Fall Doormat: turn a plain doormat into a fall doormat with this simple DIY using craft paint and a DIY stencil to add leaves.

I wanted to add a new doormat for fall to my doorway. It was hard to find some thing that was relatively simple and neutral so I need up making my own.  It was really simple to put together, and turned out great.

DIY Fall Doormat Materials

  • plain doormat
  • white craft paint
  • paper
  • scissors


How To Make A Fall Doormat

1. I wanted to add a white leaf pattern to tie in with my all white fall outdoor planter and wreath. To get started I sketched out an oak leaf on to some paper, and cut it out.  The background piece become the simple stencil.

I did an oak leaf, but you could do any leaf that you like, or a combination.  If you’re not great at drawing you could just use clipart for a pattern.

DIY leaf stencil

2. I used some white craft paint and dabbed it on, being careful to hold down the paper and not get it underneath.  I didn’t use tape or spray adhesive for this project, I just worked carefully.  This method worked really well, and was so simple and non-complicated.

how to make your own simple stencil

I wanted the paint to not be totally uniformed -kind of rustic looking. So I didn’t worry about the paint being completely even.  I used a random pattern for my leaves, and I stencilled a few leaves coming off the side as well.

DIY Fall Doormat

I really like how it turned out. It’s so simple and pretty for fall.  I love the neutral, but you could of course do this in fall colours if you prefer.

Also this method would work for any season, or theme -think snowflakes for winter, flowers for summer.

make your own neutral fall doormat

This DIY fall doormat was easy and inexpensive to make, and it looks really great with all the other white fall decor. 

DIY Fall Doormat: an easy to make fall doormat, with simple make it yourself stencil and craft paint. Perfect way to personalize your fall decor.

See how I made the all white fall planter here, and the pinecone wreath here

With a DIY Fall Doormat, life really is a party!

You might also like our DIY Pampas Grass Wreath here.

Also check out our Fall Home Tour here.

Fall Home Tour: Vintage Botanical Scientific Decor with Boho Maximalist Influence means lots of plants, insects, and pumpkins.

You might also enjoy our Fall Mantel here.




  1. Oh this is fall perfection at its finest! A truly cozy vignette.

    While we don’t have much fall here in Phoenix I would love for you to stop by to see where I did find a bit of fall.

    Have a blessed day!

  2. I LOVE THIS!! Hmmm, I wonder if I can get my hands on a similar rug. Our front porch is currently naked (we just moved in) and it’s bothering me more every day. I wish I could just transport your beautiful porch into mine!! What a great project–thanks!

  3. What a cute idea, it turned out wonderful. Love your whole porch arrangement. I always love decorating with white pumpkins, they are so neat looking!

  4. I love how your project turned out. Your front porch is gorgeous the way your decorated it. I think I’m buying white pumpkins this year. Thanks for the great inspiration. I’m stopping over from the Happy Hour link party. 🙂 Have a great day.

  5. Just writing you to let you know that I’ve featured this post in my newest post “15 Frugal Fall Decor Ideas.” I know this is an older post, but I absolutely love the doormat and think my readers will as well.

    I hope it’s okay to feature you! If you’d prefer that I didn’t, please let me know and I’ll remove the link ASAP. 🙂

  6. Yes a fellow Canadian, getting ready for thanksgiving this weekend. 😉 I’d love to see your rug if you give it a try, thanks for stopping by.

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