When we decorated our hallway, I wanted to add a doormat that subtly had our initials on. For our wedding in 2014, we used a H&C monogram across all of our print and so for us we thought it would be a nice welcome into our house.

I spent the evening googling personalised doormat on all the usual sites; Not on the Highstreet, Etsy, Ebay. I was surprised at the cost of the ones I came across, and none had a font I liked so one trip to the shops and I was armed with what I needed to make what I wanted.

The fun bit:

I bought a plain doormat from Sainsburys for £4, and a dark coloured tester pot of exterior wood paint from B&Q. I chose a font I liked on Word and printed off the H&C letters I needed.

I already had the card, cutting board, pen knife and masking tape from wedding DIY.


Doormat, board, penknife, paint, letters & masking tape

I masking taped each letter onto the card and used the penknife to cut the letter out, leaving me with templates to use. I then secured these onto the doormat with tape on the lower right hand corner.


Once secured in place, I used the black shoe polish to mark out the letters, then a thin paintbrush to carefully infill the letters. I let this dry for a while before taking off the template to reveal our new personalised doormat.


Finished customised doormat ready for our hallway


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