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How To Make a DIY Fall Doormat for $15 with Stencils

Are you thinking of making your own DIY Fall doormat but don’t own a Cricut? I’ll show you how- it’s easy as pumpkin pie, using stencils!

Want to learn how to customize or personalize a doormat in 10 minutes for around $15?

Check out the step by step tutorial below and learn how make your own custom DIY fall doormat -using a cheap IKEA mat, some paint and (reusable)stencils. No Cricut’s required (most custom doormat tutorials require you have one).

Since I’m a bit fall/autumn-happy, I ended up choosing a cute fall / pumpkin inspired theme for our doormat, with the words “Hi Pumpkin” lettered on it.

Don’t forget to check out the end of this post where you’ll find a list of more funny doormat sayings.

Talking about my fall & pumpkin obsession, check out my Fall pumpkin painting tutorial– it’s a beginner friendly tutorial that you can also use in home decor.

If you’re looking for ways to dress up your front porch for thanksgiving or Halloween, painting a pumpkin is a creative way to add a nice fall vibe to your home.

DIY Doormat- No Cricut Required

I don’t own a Cricut (yet), so most DIY doormat tutorials were out of the question. So I thought to myself, what can I use instead?

The hamster wheel in my head starting to turn and then thought why couldn’t I use simple ol’ letter stencils? And good news was stencils are readily available in most stores, even the Dollarstore!

And the even greater thing is: they are reusable. The downside of the Cricut is that the printable stencils are one-use only unfortunately.

The one thing I was a bit worried about though, was paint bleed. Basically when using stencils that are not adhesive, there is a chance that paint will seep in between the stencil and the material that it’s going on.

But I’m happy to report I didn’t get any, and I think it’s because I used a stippler sponge (it disperses the paint more subtly). Following it up with a fine detailing brush afterwards, made the design really pop.

Overall- it was a super easy and cheap DIY.

I hope you enjoy making your own!

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DIY Custom Outdoor Doormat

hi pumpkin doormat

Make a funny fall inspired outdoor doormat, with this DIY tutorial.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15


  • Ikea Doormat (Trampa)
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Stencils
  • Dabber sponge brush


  • Paintbrush


  1. Take your stencils and place them on your doormat in the location you would like them in (I.e. make sure the word is centered, letters are aligned up, etc..). If you need multiple letters, but only have 1 stencil/letter, just use any other stencil in its place, this step is just for placement. You can swap it out when it comes time to paint diy doormat funny fall
  2. Take your dabber and dip it into some black paint and dab it onto the stencil. Do this for all your letter stencils.
  3. Once the stencils are removed, you can darken up the letters by using a paint brushed dipped in some black paint - if you want.funny doormat stencil paint
  4. Let the paint dry and you are done! (I didn't coat it with any sealer and it hasn't worn off yet!)DIY doormat funny

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Here’s some additional pictures of the Hi Pumpkin doormat, all dressed up for Fall!

I added a piece of rustic/farmhouse inspired checkered material (that i got for $5 from our local fabric store), for a layered doormat look.

We also had fun with the kids picking some multicoloured and (naturally) patterned pumpkins! We never had these kinda pumpkins when we were kids- the things they have now a days – I tell ya!

13 Funny Doormat Sayings / Quotes

As promised here’s a list of funny doormat sayings and quotes/ ideas.


  1. Hi/Bye (written on top of each other and reversed)
  2. The Neighbours Have Better Stuff
  3. Shut The Front Door
  4. Bring Pizza & Peonies
  5. Back That Grass Up
  6. Got Dirt?
  7. Hi, I’m Mat
  8. Definitely Not A Trap Door
  9. Yay, It’s You!
  10. I hope you like dogs!
  11. Probably at Target
  12. Hello
  13. Come back with a warrant

Hope you enjoyed learning how to make your own custom / personalized doormat- and for cheap!

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