I’m STILL loving the pineapple trend, how about you? I will have to restrain myself this summer from turning our house into a jungle of pineapples! One of the things I did to bring some of the tropics to Ohio is to make a Pineapple Doormat. I love that it’s the thing that people see right before coming into the house and it really evokes that summer feeling! I don’t know how summer is a feeling, it just is. Don’t you think? Pineapples and flamingos are like clicking my shoes and realizing I’m not in winter anymore.
This DIY Pineapple Doormat was super easy to make with a Cricut cutting machine and doesn’t require any artful painting skills (you can always count on that for any of my DIYs because let’s be real. A kindergartener’s drawings are better than mine). It brings such a fun pop of summer to your porch! Here’s all you need to make one for yourself:
DIY Pineapple Doormat
Supplies (affiliate links)
Coco Coir 18″ x 30″ Natural Doormat
Cricut Explore Air™
Cricut 12″ x 24″ StandardGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat
Cricut Stencil Vinyl
Americana Décor Outdoor Living paint in Harvest
Americana Décor Outdoor Living paint in Lily Pad
1. First head on over to the Cricut Design Space™ to pick out your pineapple design, or you can upload one of your own (if you like my design you can use my pineapple clip art here). I made my pineapple 15″ tall by 8″ wide.
2. After you have the design to your liking, get ready to cut! You will use the custom setting on the Cricut and then the Design Space app will have a drop down menu where you can select stencil material.
3. Place the center of the stencil on the center of the doormat (for mine that was at 15″). Even though the stencil material has adhesive, I would still recommend spraying the back with spray adhesive as it’s very difficult to get anything to stick to the coco coir material. Then lay something heavy on top of it for an hour or so.
Note: If you’re using your pineapple doormat outside it’s crucial to use a high quality outdoor paint. I love the rich pigments and wearability of DecoArt Americana Décor Outdoor Living paints. I used Harvest for the pineapple body and lily pad for the leaves.
4. Paint your pineapple! I used kids paint brushes because I knew I was going to abuse them baaad. As a former makeup artist, I’m a little cringe-y when I say this, but when you’re painting, really jam and smoosh the brush bristles into the coir fibers. Take out your aggressions on this thing. That way the color gets into all of the little nooks and crannies (like the butter in an english muffin). Side note: how did we talk about doormats, makeup brushes and english muffins all in one paragraph? Yeah I’m all over the place. It’s true.
5. After you complete the middle pineapple, you will then want to measure to get the halfway point between the middle pineapple and the mat edge. So for a 30″ mat that means the center point for the left and right pineapples was 7½” in from the right edge and the left edge.
6. Allow to dry overnight.
And that’s it! Are you ready to stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside? That saying is another reason I love pineapples! I mean, who doesn’t want to wear a crown??
So what do you think? Will a pineapple doormat be your craft this weekend? 😉