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There are so many ways to give thoughtful gifts on a budget. Today’s DIY Gifts Idea is a super easy Personalized Doormat. If you can handle a pair of scissors and a sponge you are set! This is a gift that everyone will love and only took you maybe 10 minutes to make!
The total cost is less than $20, and would be even cheaper if you make more than one and reused your supplies.
I picked up my mat from Ikea, but then I saw a similar one at Target for a couple of dollars cheaper. I think the Ikea doormat is a little bigger, but the Target one wasn’t small! I picked up all of my other materials from Hobby Lobby.
The stencil letters I bought came in sheets, but I ended up cutting out the individual letters. Cutting the letters gave me better control over the letter spacing and I ran a smaller risk of getting paint on the back of the letters and transferring it all over the mask when I move the sheet around.
I liberally applied the black outdoor craft paint to the mat. Make sure you get in all of the corners of the letters.
The finished product is a sturdy mat to brush your shoes off with and it’s a fun way to welcome guests to your home. Stencil the mat with anything: A last name, a funny saying, an image or a Bible verse. I love the idea of giving this as a wedding, Christmas or housewarming gift.