Curly Crafty Mom: Ombre Fall Door Mat

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ombre Fall Door Mat

Ombre-Fall-Door-Mat
Today I am super excited to share with you a Fall ombre project involving lots of spray paint! I still haven't revealed my Fall front porch, but this is one of the DIY projects I did for it. I love how colorful this door mat turned out, ombre doesn't always need to be subtle. I also love the new Fall fonts I used in this photo that I downloaded from Pinterest, check out these Fall  fonts and more here.


Front-Porch_Fall-Wreath-by-door
Before I get into the how you can recreate one of these door mats yourself, here is a sneak peak of my front porch with the door mat. Doesn't it shout SCREAM Fall? 


Assemble_Supplies
This door mat only took me 15 minutes TOPS to make... spray painting doesn't involve a lot of work. The supplies: brown, red, orange and yellow spray paint (my ombre colors, you could do other colors as well), a door mat, a letter stencil and a paint brush or sponge brush.


Assemble_Clearance-sticker
I scored this door mat at Target on clearance for under $14! I knew right away it would be perfect for my ombre door mat creation.


Assemble_Painting-Letters
The first step was to paint the letters on (do not try to spray the paint, it'll bleed under the letter template!)... I sprayed a little spray paint on a plate and brushed it on over the letter template. I had just enough room to write out F A L L. I was going to do the letters in the brown I was using in the ombre, but the F did not show up well enough. So, I did the letters in black and they really popped.


Assemble_FALL-letters-all-on
See how well the black spray paint worked on the letters?


Assemble_Spray-Painting 
Next, I took the mat outside and started spray painting each little swirl on the mat a different color. I repeated this around the entire mat... If you have a door mat that is flat and without swirls, you could do straight lines by taping off section with frog tape.That had been my original plan until I found this swirly door mat...


Assemble_Cover-with-paper
Sorry, this is kind of a bad picture, I am not sure why it turned out so dark. I didn't need to use frog tape on this mat, I just used sheets of paper to block off the sections I didn't want paint to get on. This was super easy since no block off taping was involved!


Hydrangea_Super-close
Give it 15 minutes to dry and you have yourself a fun Fall Ombre Door Mat!


Hydrangea_Header
While the mat was drying, I was tempted to take photos of it... so I laid it over by my limelight hydrangea, I love how the ombre colors really pop out against nature in this photo.


Front-Porch_Close-up
Happy Fall!

And, if this isn't enough FALL excitement for ya... TOMORROW I have a Pumpkin CHILI recipe for you. Stay tuned! 

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