Home Improvement Woodworking

DIY Wooden Door Mat

colorful wooden door mat

Welcome to The Home Depot’s DIY Workshop Virtual Party! Today is the day that I finally get to show you guys my spin on that super cool wooden door mat DIY that I spoke about in last week’s post! I chose to add a fun geometric spin to this DIY and turned my boards horizontal to maximize the look of my mat. This project was super fun, really easy, and extremely inexpensive. If you want to make your own this weekend, you can visit your local Home Depot for a FREE workshop! Hey, if you love my spin on the project, you can print out this post and bring it with you!

In case you forgot, here’s what the original project looked like…

wood door mat home depot

…and here’s my color-happy version!

creative door mat ideas

I’m all about making life a little more colorful on a budget, so this mat was the perfect excuse to get creative. With just a few basic items, I was able to create my new mat in a day. Here’s how I did it.

What You’ll Need:

how to make a wooden doormat
Circular Saw
3/8″ Drill Bit
Painter’s Tape
Measuring Tape
Scissors/Box Cutter

(10) 36″ x 2″ x 2″ Square End Balusters
(1) Spool 1/4″ x 50′ Natural Sisal Rope

The Steps:

1. Cut your balusters down to size. I chose to make mine 32″ long to fit the wide door it was being placed under. I used a circular saw to cut each piece.

how to make wooden door mat

2. Once cut, sand down any rough edges as well as the entire piece of wood for easier staining.

wood dowel door mat

3. Use stain to stain three out of four of the sides. I did this so that the top of the mat was a slightly different color than the rest of the wood. You can skip this step if you want your mat to be the same color of wood all the way around.

wood door mat

4. Once your pieces are stained, use your measuring tape to mark each end of the wood pieces at 2″. This is where you will drill holes for your rope.

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5. Use the 3/8″ drill bit and drill to make holes in your 2″ markings.

wood and rope door mat

6. Begin to thread the rope through the drilled holes, making a knot after each pass. It was helpful to cut a large piece of rope from the actual bundle (cut double the width of the mat, just to be safe) in order to knot each section off. If the rope frays while you are threading, use tape to keep the end of the rope together. Once you are done threading, cut the excess rope from the end of the mat.

rope door mat

7. Once the mat is tied together, use a sander or sandpaper one more time to clean up the top of the mat prior to painting.

diy door mat

8. If choosing a geometric design like I did, use painter’s tape to mark off your shapes. Paint one color first, let dry, and then paint the next color on top. Once the entire mat is dry, make sure to use a sealer to keep it top shape for the upcoming season.

creative door mat pinterest

That’s it!

diy door mat

Now that warmer weather is approaching, there is no excuse not to get creative outdoors. This project is a great way to add a little charm to your yard!

Want to make your own mat this weekend? You can visit your local Home Depot for a FREE hands-on workshop! Heck, even bring your family and friends! Make a day out of it! You can print out this tutorial and bring it with you!

Sign up to reserve your DIY Workshop spot at your local store by clicking on this link: http://thd.co/21kzBir

Can’t make it to this one? That’s okay! You can use my link to sign up for more Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops, Do-It-Herself (DIH) Workshops, and even Kid’s Workshops! Or, you can visit the Home Depot’s website for more information on future workshop events.

diy wood door mat

I hope you guys love my version of this mat as much as I do. It was so much fun to make! I can’t wait to see what you guys do at your Home Depot’s DIY Workshop! Make sure to share those mats with me by tagging me on social media and labeling them #diyworkshop, #diyhunted, and #diyhuntress!

Want to see some more ideas for your future mat project? Check out my awesomely talented blogging buddies who joined me in this challenge!

House of Wood
Shades of Blue Interiors
Place of My Taste
Bower Power Blog
Making Home Base
Build Basic
Sawdust 2 Stitches
My Love 2 Create
Her Toolbelt
Addicted 2 DIY
That’s My Letter
Brooklyn Limestone
Wills Casa
The Bold Abode
Fix This Build That
Glued N Screwed
Build It, Craft It, Love It
Sawdust To Sequins
Remodelando La Casa
The Batchelor Way
The Kim Six Fix
Heathered Nest
Creatively Living

Until next time…

“I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this DIY Virtual Party Program. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.”

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Cristina

    Such a fun and beautiful project! I love the color and the design, gorgeous!

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    I love the design and colors you used! They look so fun and spring-ish!

    • Sam Raimondi

      Thank you so much! Super spring-ish! I’m already planning colors for the backyard around the mat! 🙂

  • heather

    It turned out beautifully! Love the bright colors you used.

  • Katie

    Your colors are so spot on! I love the graphic fun pattern!
    xo – kb

  • Do you know if they provide the materials for the project to do there? Or about how much supplies run?

    • Sam Raimondi

      Hi Monica! Double checked with my local store and they said they supply the materials! If you wanted to make my version on your own, it would cost you around $20. Hope that helps!

  • JenWoodhouse.com

    Great job, Sam! Love the chevron!

  • p rex

    Great posts !

    • Sam

      Thank you!

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