I am a huge fan of the current leopard print trend, it’s such a versatile trend for fashion, stationery and homewares. It gives gives an instant sense of fun when paired with plainer designs. I particularly love the colourful versions of this trend, teaming brights against the black outer patterns of the print.
We were in need of a new door mat, but I had yet to spy one I liked until I saw an orange and black leopard print door mat on Pinterest, it was from Next, and while pretty affordable, I really wanted to make my own version in my own colours.
What you will Need
A plain door mat
Hog hair paint brush
How to Make
This leopard print door mat DIY is super easy to make, but I will take you through the steps. Take your new door mat and brush the top of it to remove any loose bits.
Now choose your colours, their are so many colour combinations you could have, match to your decor or go wild and choose some vibrant shades. I opted for a bright blue and lilac combination in the centres with black for the leopard print outer.
Start by randomly adding blobs of the blue paint to the door mat, mix up the spot sizes and shapes. The great thing about this DIY is you can’t really go wrong.
Following on from your blue blobs add some lilac spots, again randomly changing up the designs.
Use the black paint to add the distinctive leopard marking around the colours, and then fill the gaps in-between the colours so the door mat is fully covered in lovely leopard print.
I didn’t wait for my paints to dry in-between colour changes, but you can if you prefer. If you aren’t using black for the leopard print shapes I would advise you wait for your colours to dry but black easily covers the lighter colours.
Leave the paint to dry for 24 hours before you start walking on it. I really enjoyed making this leopard print door mat and from start to finish it took me less than 30 minutes to complete.
Once you have mastered the leopard print design you can have fun trying a number of different designs, try using masking tape to create new patterns. The only trouble will be when you run out of doors that need a mat!
If you try your hand at making your own unique door mat then I would love to see, tag me on @i_heart_maggie for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.