Welcome to summer!  Everyone is running in and out of the house with cut grass covered feet and a door mat is a summer must-have.  Today we’ll craft DIY Door Mats to make your door feet-ready with a touch of style.  We’re giving it a little extra with sponge paint watermelon slices!  The cost is roughly $5-10 and you get to personalize a plain mat with simple sponge paint.  Make your door pop with an extra special watermelon welcome! Click Here for a quick how-to.

Materials:

Car Wash Sponge

Tiny Paint Brush

Paper Plate (For dipping paint)

Pink, Green, Black Paint Tubes

Door Mat of your choice

 How-To:

Begin by cutting the sponge into watermelon slice and watermelon rind shapes.  I started with a knife but I ended up using scissors.

The scissors were easier and made the cuts more uniform.

I forgot to take photos of the paint process!!! Soooo, dip the sponge into a paper plate with a dab of pink paint in the center.  Rub the bottom of the sponge around the plate to completely saturate the sponge with paint.  Stamp a “slice” on the door mate wherever you’d like.  Stamp as many as you want.

Repeat the “rind” process for every slice you stamped.  Use the green paint and stamp a rind on each slice.  **Note – you’ll need to repeat the paint stamping process 2-3 times per slice and rind to give the color coverage for the mat and make the slice really visible.

Once each slice is complete, use the paint brush to dab a bit of black paint onto each slice for the seeds.

Everyone will smile as they pass through your door with a simple and fun way to say welcome!

 

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