Dual Greeting Welcome Mat


Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

I can’t get enough of this project.  As you all know by now, we just purchased and moved in to our first home.  Our poor sad welcome mat didn’t make the move and I was scowering the web for a new one.  I, of course, found my self at the anthropologie website (love me some Anhtropologie) and that is when I saw it. For $38 I could have the mat I wanted. Wawaha.

Then  I realized I could just DIY my own

  Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

That is right, The rug I made cost me less then $7!  That is a huge difference from the $38 that Anthroplogie wanted, and I could make mine completely customize-able.  Swoop.  That is my kind of DIY.

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

I started off by purchasing a plain mat from Ikea for $5.  I measured my very affordable mat and placed some painters tape bellow the half way line.  I knew that the small half would be my “Hey” side and the “Bye” would be on the bigger half.  This way, when I painted it it would be even.

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

I then used my Cricut to cut out my greetings from vinyl.  I choose to use “Hey” and “Bye” so that they both would have the same number and shape for the letters.  This made it easier to keep the size the same and I thought it looked really cool.  I also choose a very simple and traditional font, because I don’t want the words to be too cute or fancy.  I liked the modern neutral look.  I used the words for “Bye”, but used the negative space to create the “Hey” message.

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

I choose a navy blue furniture paint that I had left over from a failed project.  Using a house paint brush, I dabbed the the paint over the correct areas. It was easy to do, but was fairly time consuming.  You can see on the above picture where I lifted a piece of the “e” so that I  could check the lines of paint. The furniture paint worked perfect and gave me nice crisp lines.

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

Once I finished painting it I waited at least 24 hours for it to dry.  It was very hard to be that patient but it was well worth it.

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

Now my beautiful duel greeting welcome mat sits in front of my door greeting everyone to walks into our new home.

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

It also give a farewell as they leave.  How fun is that?

Let’s review


  • Ikea mat – $5
  • Vinyl -less then $1
  • Paint (already own) -less then $1

So all in all this project cost me less then $7 and I absolutely love it!

Dual Greeting Welcome Mat Dual Greeting Welcome Mat

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my duel greeting welcome mat. What greetings and farewells would you choose?


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  1. Marisa @ Burlap and Bananas says:

    Omg girl I LOVE this DIY!!! I need to make one asap. I have been wanting to make a door mat for the longest time and now you provided the perfect tutorial! Thanks so much, looks fabulous!! Xoxo

  2. Crafty and cute! Pinned
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  3. This is the coolest & niftiest project!! I’ve always liked the ‘last name’ mats that the lovely Pottery Barn offers ,but not for over $70 dollars! This is perfect & you can customize the color & font to your liking ! Deff one of the coolest & most useful DIY’s circulating right now!!! I’m thinking these would make great Christmas gifts 😉 ! Love it!
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  4. TOTES AWESOME! Love this…and the possibilities for your sayings are endless! Thank you so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday…I hope you’ll come back later this week with your latest makes & bakes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
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  5. LOVE this! I’m a big fan of objects that “talk”— it’s totally the word nerd in me. My girls would get a kick out of a “talking” door mat.
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    • Thanks Jen! I love “talking” objects too. :) There are so many cute things you could add to a mat like this. I was thinking something like “later” or “‘sup”.

  6. Brilliant!! I’m lovin this!! I need to make one!

    Pinned it!
    Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Hey Bree! This mat is super cute! The font you chose is so much better than the Anthro version. Pinning for sure. Would love it if you’d like to come share it over at the Enchanting Inspiration Party { http://www.eleganceandenchantment.com/enchanting-inspiration-link-party-no-16/}. Look forward to seeing more of your great projects. :)

  8. Just found your blog…I love your many inspired ideas!!
    I’m going to make this doormat using fall colors for my entrance way!!
    Thanks for the lovely idea!

    • That sounds great Marianne!! I would love to see pictures of your finished product. That sounds wonderful. Fall is such a great time of year. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments. I hope that you visit again soon. :)

  9. So quirky and fun! Love it. Pinned! Thanks for linking up with us at the DIY’ers!
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  10. Bre, this is such a cute and fun project! I love it!
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  11. I like yours better! This is sure to make your guests smile! Pinned for later
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  12. This is so clever! Thanks for sharing at Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you stop by again today! http://bit.ly/1tYPo3T
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  13. Hi Bree! Thanks so much for sharing at our Enchanting Inspiration Link Party! You were one of my picks for this week! http://www.eleganceandenchantment.com/enchanting-inspiration-link-party-no-17/

    Hope to see you again next week!
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  14. This turned out great! Perfect clean lines. I would love for you to come share it at the Outside [The Box] Link Party! http://www.pneumaticaddict.com/2014/10/outside-box-link-party-6.html
    Elisha @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture recently posted…Outside [The Box] Link Party #6My Profile

  15. I love this project! I already have a mat like that and tons of leftover paint in my garage. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can make it. You tutorial is so easy to follow, thank you!
    Theresa Rayner recently posted…How to Paint Diagonal Stripes: No Special Tools NeededMy Profile

    • Thank you for the wonderful comments Theresa! I glad you enjoyed it. Feel free to send me a picture of your finished product. I would love to see it. :)

  16. Colleen T says:

    Not to be one of those girls, but I love your shoes; wherever did you get those?


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