I started this DIY with a plain, $8 door mat from Home Depot.
I also bought a bottle of acrylic paint in each color and three round sponge paintbrushes (one slightly larger than the other two) all from JoAnn Fabrics.
Rookie Tip: I ended up using the entire bottle of white, I mean like seriously every.single.last drop. Since the bottles are each less than a dollar, I would recommend buying more than one bottle of the color you paint on with the largest paint brush. Or heck, buy two of each of the bottles if you want to get reaaallll crazy! #yoursecretissafewithme
Honestly, there was no rhyme or reason to the placement of my white dots. I just wanted to have more dots on top of the mat and try to slowly use less and less dots as I moved down the mat.
I really like the plain white dots and probably would have been okay stopping here, but my mitten-less fingers weren’t frozen yet & I still had two bottles of paint that I didn’t want to waste, so I kept on dotting…
Using the same method as before, the red dots took me less than 5 minutes. Again, no rhyme or reason just aimed for a random “falling” polka dot effect.
Using the remaining smaller sponge (same size as the red), I finished off the polka dotted door mat with hints of Christmas green.