I've always wanted a nice coir rug for my porch. Every one I found seemed to have a cheesy quote or lame design that really wasn't me. Lost in Home Depot this weekend I stumbled upon an inexpensive bristle rug and was inspired to finally make my own.
1. This inexpensive bristly door mat was $6.50 at Home Depot. It was JUST what I wanted since it was design-free. 2. I drew my dove on white tagboard and used an Xacto knife to cut out the image. 3. Place the rug on top of cardboard and then insert push pins to keep the tagboard in place. You can see the push pins a little better in the close-up. They are placed around the edge of the dove and pushed right through the rug into the cardboard.
4. Outside, I painted the inside of my dove white using spray paint. 5. Once I removed the tagboard I used green acrylic paint and a paintbrush to add the green leaves to my doves mouth. Lastly, be sure to let your mat dry before putting it to use. A custom door mat is just what I need on my front porch! It would also make a great housewarming gift. So many possibilities!