Knock It Off DIY

Well, hello there, long-lost friends! I hope you’re all well and enjoying some nice weather in your neck of the woods. It’s gorgeous here in Dallas but it was even more gorgeous in the Bahamas, which is where we spent our spring break. I’ll have a trip report later this week, and you’ll have to promise not to hate me after I tell you about it. We had a magical time and I really enjoyed getting treated like a celebrity for a few day.

Let’s jump into this Knock It Off DIYΒ challenge, hosted by the lovely Jess of Domicile 37. My inspiration is this adorable bunnyΒ door mat from World Market. I can’t promise mine is cheaper (they cost about the same), but I like how my bunnies are more whimsical and made of sugar-coated marshmallows. Mmmm, candy…

Peeps Doormat from Pretty Practical Home

Here’s what you’ll need–a cheap, plain doormat (I found mine at IKEA), a can of pink spray paint that’s rated for outdoor use, card stock, a black permanent marker, and a marshmallow bunny stencil, which I found at Made Everyday with Dana. (Thanks, Dana!)

I printed out my stencil on card stock after following Dana’s instructions on blowing my bunny up and then cut the shape out. Next, I added some extra card stock to the sides of my cut out to keep over-spray to a minimum. (Umm, I should’ve covered the top–don’t be like me, ok? Y’all know by now that I’m just a giant crafting cautionary tale.)

peep stencil doormat from Pretty Practical Home

Here’s how things looked after I finished spray painting the mat. Peeps just aren’t Peeps without eyes and a nose, are they?

Peeps doormat from Pretty Practical Home

Time to grab your black Sharpie and draw on some eyes and a nose. I free-handed mine, and they turned out fine.

Peeps doormat from Pretty Practical Home

The girls love the door mat and I love it, too. (Not as much as I love eating Peeps or anything, but I love it as much as anyone can love a door mat.) Time to go see what my fine blogging friends came up with for their World Market inspired projects–prepare to be impressed!


I’ll see you back here on Thursday for a trip recap–thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


18 thoughts on “Knock It Off DIY

  1. Definitely prefer yours to the inspiration. So much happier and more fun. As someone who is not a big marshmallow eater, this may be the most I’ve ever liked a Peep. πŸ˜‰

    1. I’m just going to pretend you didn’t say that you don’t like Peeps. I can’t deal with that sort of disappointment today. πŸ˜‰

  2. Okay, I just found your blog from the before and after party at Thrifty Decor Chick. I can say that I will be spending some quality time with you Saturday morning over many cups of coffee while I read through your old posts. You are hilarious, plus darn good at home decor. Cute doormat, BTW.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Tami! I’m not sure if reading my blog is considered quality time–please set your expectations low for gaining useful information and focus instead on the pure entertainment value. Happy you found me through Sarah!

    1. Thanks! I was worried the pink wouldn’t look like the right shade on the doormat but it was spot-on. I know you’ve got your hands full but I promise this took me about 15 minutes from start to finish.

    1. Fun crafting? We should hang out in person so your love of crafts can rub off on me. I will say that I googled Peeps doormat before I made this and was disappointed that none exist. Maybe I’ve finally made a craft that will break the internet. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I figured the yellow bunnies wouldn’t look nice on the tan background. Pink was my second choice for picking something that was a traditional Peep color. πŸ™‚

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