DIY outdoor Fall welcome mat


It’s Fall ya’ll… well almost anyway

This year I wanted to get in the DIY spirit by making my own Fall inspired welcome mat instead of buying one new. I love the idea of being able to customize it to say whatever I wanted!

I had most of the supplies on hand so this DIY cost next to nothing! Those are my favorite kind! 

Fall welcome Matt that says bless this nest

To start:

I gathered my supplies together (I have mine linked at the bottom). I needed a mat, black paint, a stencil of my choosing, tape, and a paintbrush.

welcome mat, stencil, paint, and paint brush

The process

To start, I taped the stencil in place on my mat. After it was secured I added the paint to my dish. I found it easier to blot the paint with my brush onto the stencil.

This made sure to get in between all the nooks and crannies. When finished, I allowed the paint to dry before removing the stencil. And that’s it my friends… it’s that easy! It’s such a great way to make a custom welcome mat say whatever you want it to!

welcome mat, stencil and paint

Watch the project from start to finish!

welcome mat that says bless this nest with pumpkins

mums and pumpkins that says bless this nest

woman boots on welcome mat

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Thanks so much for reading along, pals!

Much Love,

Kori ~ From the Farmhouse Life


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  1. I love this mat. Fall is a great time for a new mat. I am inspired!

  2. […] just sitting up in my attic. For those of you guys that know me, know that I’ve got an entire thrift store in my attic.  It’s great when I’m doing projects like this because I can find all the […]

  3. I love that you shared how to make a seasonal mat with a stencil, instead of a machine (for those of us that don’t have machines!). This would make a perfect gift, too! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! I’ll be featuring you at tomorrow’s party! 😉 Pinned!

    • korilynmartin says:

      Thank you so much Julie! It was alot of fun to make and it’s held up really well too! I’m so excited to be featured!! thank you! I’ll be there for sure!

  4. Cindy Rust says:

    Wow! You make this project look so easy!! What a fun way to spruce up the entryway to any home 🙂

    • korilynmartin says:

      Thank you! That’s so kind of you to say! I love that I could make it say whatever I wanted and it was so affordable!

    • korilynmartin says:

      Totally! Super easy too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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