Valentine Ideas (DIY Welcome Mat)

If you’re in the mood for a quick and easy Valentine decor idea, how about creating a loving message at your front door?  I was originally looking for a plain mat that I could paint a big red heart on, but when I found this “key” welcome mat, I figured I could add a sweet message instead.

I’m not sure how practical this mat will be as far as the paint lasting once dirty shoes are scraped against it, but it’s sure cute for now!
I die over this adorable shabby chic wagon from Hobby Lobby.  The pink and purple faux flowers are also from Hobby Lobby. 

To apply the text, I used a stiff paint brush and leftover Urbane Bronze paint from my kitchen cabinets.  I dabbed the letters on as opposed to swiping.  The heart was created with the same brush and pink craft paint.  This project took a total of about 10 minutes. 
The best part was painting with my little guy.  Of course when he saw me painting he wanted to join in.  I wish I could bottle this age!

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Didn’t his picture turn out cool?
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  1. January 31, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    what a simple cute idea!

  2. January 31, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    VERY cute! Love the door mat!!!
    and his picture is sweet,too!

  3. January 31, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    Your little man is just so precious! And that rug is adorable!!

    • Allison
      January 31, 2013 / 6:10 pm

      How adorable little James is! Love his masterpiece and think you need to frame it! So cute. Your doormat is fun…great idea.

  4. Chic Coastal Living
    January 31, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    Love this door mat! Great idea!!! XOXO

  5. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row
    January 31, 2013 / 1:18 pm

    So cute – great idea!!

  6. January 31, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    this turned out so cute! i love those faux flowers too – they look beautiful – i might need to get some to brighten it up around my house!

  7. René
    January 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    Little man is adorable! How do you stand it? I think his picture needs a special place on the wall. Love the door mat, btw.

  8. HappyHouseFour
    January 31, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    This is a really cute idea…I love how it turned out! Love your little man's masterpiece too : )

  9. January 31, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    So cute Megan! What a fun idea. James is adorable. He and Kole would have a grand time together, wouldn't they? 🙂 And no! I cannot believe it's almost February! I feel like I just took Christmas down 10 minutes ago!

  10. Stephanie
    January 31, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    What a cute idea Megan. I do love it, but I love even more is Jame's artwork. He is so intense on his masterpiece, so dang cute that little guy is.

  11. February 1, 2013 / 12:29 am

    What a great idea! So cute!!

  12. February 1, 2013 / 3:53 am

    Megan, this is the cutest idea! Don't you just love Target?And James is so cute-I love the way they squat down at that age.

  13. February 1, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Megan, great job! I love everything you do! Can you do a day in the life post? I'm always amazed at all the things you accomplish!

  14. February 2, 2013 / 3:16 am

    So precious. Love the fact that James became a part of the project. He is such a little "budding" artist!

  15. February 3, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    that is such a cute and practical idea! Anyone with 10 mins to spare could make this. My kind of craft. I have that same little wagon, it is very cute sitting on a porch.

  16. Michaela
    February 5, 2013 / 2:03 am

    What a cute little mat! So welcoming. The white wheel barrow is darling!!

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