What you'll need:
- A welcome mat (I used this old one that has been at my front door for months, but you could certainly purchase a new one if you wanted.)
- Outdoor acrylic paint, or use spray paint for a more polished look
- Painter's tape
- Foam/sponge brush if you're not using spray paint
What to do:
Step 1: Tape off any parts of the mat that you want protected from the paint. If you are using spray paint, lay down some newspaper or brown paper bags to protect the surface around the mat as well.
Step 2: Place your stencil where you want to start. If you are using spray paint, I would suggest taping the stencil down so the breeze doesn't take it away... But for this I just used a brush and some paint so I held the stencil with my fingers as I went. Expect to get a little paint on you and enjoy it! :)
Step 3: Work your way around the mat, painting the stenciled design in your desired pattern. I actually did not think ahead and just randomly placed the stencil as I went along.
Now admire your pretty spruced up welcome mat, and be sure to take photos to show your friends how crafty you are.