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Gingerbread Door Mat

This gingerbread door mat has to be the easiest DIY dupe I’ve ever done.. honestly it feels like cheating.  When I went into Five Below, I was hoping to find a blank door mat to paint.  A gingerbread house door mat was not what I was looking for, but it’s what I found! Given the price ($5!) I knew I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to turn this into the Anthropologie Christmas gingerbread house doormat.

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Step 1: Cut off the Excess Mat

I am honestly still shocked at how similar this coir doormat is to the original Anthropologie mat from 2019, the design of this mat is almost identical.  Anthropologie’s gingerbread doormat was $48 and I still remember wanting it, but not wanting to pay for it. The major difference of course was the Five Below dupe is not cut out.

gingerbread door mat
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Using a pair of scissors, I cut off the top, following along the shape of the house.

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WARNING: IT IS MESSY! 

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Step 2: Touch up the Paint

After cutting the top off, I realized the edges looked a bit unfinished.  I decided to paint them for two reasons –  First, it was super difficult to cut a straight line.  Therefore, there were a few areas with brown.  I painted white over these to make the design details look seamless. Secondly, I wanted the actual edge to be white. 

gingerbread door mat
gingerbread door mat

While this wasn’t the mat I planned for, after making my Gingerbread Houses last week, I feel it fits my Christmas Décor perfectly! For $5.30, I’m pretty pleased with this dupe and love the way it looks on my front porch. 

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Gingerbread Door Mat Links

The Five Below doormat is sold out online – however they do still have it in the store! I linked a similar at Michael’s below. 

gingerbread door mat

Gingerbread Door Mat

Build Time 30 mins

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • 2" Paint Brush

materials
  

  • Door Mat
  • White Paint

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the Excess Mat
  • Touch up the Paint
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