Welcome Spring With A DIY Wooden Doormat

Welcome Spring with a DIY Wooden Doormat

Wooden Doormat

Today we are sharing this fun DIY Wooden Doormat.

This is an easy project that is perfect for spring.

I made mine with my son Luke- it’s a great family project to do with kids!

Home Depot has been gracious enough to sponsor this project.

Do you know that Home Depot offers free workshops to do-it-yourselfers of all ages and all experience levels?

DIY Wooden Welcome Doormat

So let’s get started!

Here’s a list of what you will need:


(8) 36”  2”x 2” square end balusters

1 spool 1/4” x 50′ natural sisal rope

Optional Materials

Paint, stain, polyurethane, measuring tape

Tools Needed

Measuring tape

Sanding block

Circular saw


Measuring tape


3/8” drill bit

(I used a 5/16”, but felt I needed one size larger)



Safety goggles



DIY Doormat with Home Depot Vitural Party How to

1. Wear protective googles, gloves, and earplugs if necessary.
2. Measure and cut each square end baluster in half (18”).
3. Sand any rough edges with a sanding block or sand paper.
4. Stain each baluster with your choice of stain. I used Classic Gray by Minwax.
5. Now, use polyurethane to cover your balusters. IF you are going to paint the top of your doormat, as I did, I would wait to polyurethane the top of each baluster. I used polyurethane on three sides and let the top only stained until after I painted my design on it.
6. Measure 1 inch from each end on the balusters and drill a hole.
7. Now take your sisal rope and measure two strips of 80” rope.
8. Take the rope and thread it through each of the balusters. Covering the end of the rope with tape will help it slide through the hole easier.
9. Tie knots in between each baluster.
10. Cut the rope at each corner at the desired length.
Now that was pretty easy and you now have a cute wooden doormat!
If you desire, you can now add a fun design or decoration to it!
Welcome DIY Wooden Doormat with Home Depot How To Design


Here’s how I added some design to my doormat to match my front entryway…
Materials Needed
Paint  (You can buy sample paint for under $2!)
Painters tape
Mailbox Letters
1. Cut out mailbox letters or numbers and place them in the middle of the doormat. Make sure to measure and find the middle!
2. Then measure a rectangle around the letters or numbers.
3. Paint inside the rectangle and pull off the letters/numbers.
4. Find the middle of each quadrant of the doormat and begin taping off V-type sections (as seen above). To keep accurate measurement, put the tape next to the tape and pull every other tape piece off. This takes some time, but looks really cool when you’re done!
Once all the alternate pieces of tape are pulled off, paint in between the remaining pieces and wait for them to dry.
I used alternating colors to match my entry. I used Glidden’s Hurricane Lamp Glow and Behr’s Honey Locust.
5. Once dry, you can polyurethane over it. You can choose from stain, semi-gloss, or gloss depending on how shiny you would like it. I would use at least two coats of polyurethane, and if your mat will be in the rain and uncovered, I would use an oil based poly.
That’s it!
Here’s how it turned out!

Wooden Doormat


Wooden Doormat Welcome

Hope you enjoyed this DIY sponsored by Home Depot!




  1. What a fun project! I love DIY activities that can add a bit of character to my house. Thanks for this how-to post! I just found your blog and am having fun looking through it 🙂

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