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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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DIY Gifts: Personalized Doormat

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.


Plain Doormat from Ikea or Target
Outdoor Craft Paint
Sponge Applicator
Stencil Letters


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.