Christmas gift idea: Painted door mat

Easy painted Christmas door mat

Need a last minute gift idea?  Or maybe a gift that your kids could do this weekend for the grandparents or other family members?  I have an EASY, fast project for you that is useful and super cute too!

You will need a finished carpet mat.  You can either pick up an outdoor mat or plain small door mat at a store like Walmart or Target.  OR do what I did – pop in your local carpet store and ask for their discontinued carpet samples.  I have gotten many of these before when I was teaching to use for parent gifts – sometimes they would give them to me for free, sometimes they charged $1.00 each.  Either way they were very affordable and super nice since they are bound and finished on all sides.  Perfect for entryway rugs/ door mats. 

Easy painted Christmas door mat

Then I “Pinterested” (can I make that a verb – cause who uses google anymore??) some Christmas rug ideas and came up with a simple design.  I used chalk to sketch on my design and could easily just rub it off if I wanted to change something. 

Easy painted Christmas door mat

I used my Behr Ultra Premium Plus Ultra paint & primer in one white trim paint to paint the rug.  So grab your white trim paint from the garage or pick up some new white trim paint (you probably need some to touch up baseboards anyways).

Easy painted Christmas door mat

And here’s the finished product! 

Easy painted Christmas door mat

I honestly was in need of a new outdoor Christmas-themed rug so this will be great out here.  And would make a great gift idea too.  This is something an older child could totally do by themselves too.  Let them get creative with a Christmas tree design, snowflakes,  a snowman or whatever they want.

Easy painted Christmas door mat

And honestly, this probably took my 15 minutes to do.  Simple, fast, and easy!  Don’t you just love cute homemade gifts like that? 

Easy painted Christmas door mat

So simple, yet so cute!


Are you done Christmas shopping?  Or maybe even done wrapping?  Ughh… don’t get me started on the wrapping! Smile


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  1. ooohhh, love this, Christina! so festive!
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  2. Wow… you are so creative. I like the door mat gift idea. This is lovely printed door mat. I will definitely make this mat.

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