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This Gorgeous DIY Gingerbread House Doormat Adds a Festive Touch to Any Entryway

A gingerbread house doormat on a porch.

Thanks to the snow and slush of Canadian winters, doormats are a must-have accessory this time of year. But doormats don’t just have to be practical – they can be stylish, too! Whether you love to bake (we can’t get enough of these gingerbread cookies) or simply want to elevate your indoor and outdoor winter decor, this gorgeous gingerbread house doormat is sure to make you and your guests smile. Give your friends and family a memorable first impression with this DIY doormat. They won’t believe you actually made it yourself!


Supplies needed for a gingerbread house doormat: a bottle of white paint, a paintbrush, and an exacto-knife

Materials Required:

  • Coir doormat
  • Painter’s tape
  • White acrylic paint
  • Firm paint brush
  • Exacto knife and/or scoring knife
  • Clear matte spray paint

Gingerbread House Doormat Instructions:

Step One: Cover the entire doormat in painter’s tape.

Step Two: Draw a stencil of a gingerbread house onto the painter’s tape.

Step Three: Use a scoring knife (or exacto knife) to cut through the painter’s tape, creating the stencil.

A person painting a doormat

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Step Four:  With a firm paint brush, dab white paint inside the stencil lines.

Step Five: Pull away the tape to reveal the gingerbread house! Add on any smaller designs at this point.

A person holding an exacto knife as they make a gingerbread house doormat


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Step Six: Flip the doormat over, and use an exacto knife to cut through the mat to create the shape of the house.

Step Seven: Spray it with a clear matte spray paint to seal it.

Ready to try this DIY? Watch for step-by-step instructions on how to create a gingerbread house doormat at home:


Photos and video courtesy of The Craft Aisle

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