Dollar Store DIY.
Make a door mat.

You know what? Let’s not even sully this life changing DIY post with a lot of small talk. It would only lessen the impact of this, quite possibly my favourite dollar store DIY post.

Now, now, I know you’re thinking. KAREN! How can this possibly be your favourite? You’ve brought us such wondrous Dollarama posts like the Car wash mitt pillow, the Pots made into lanterns, and the ever popular There’s a fungus amungus.

Well I’ll tell you why this one is possibly my favourite. Because it’s my latest. You know. The same way your latest baby is always your favourite. The latest being the youngest of course. I’m the youngest for instance.

Behold my most recent favourite baby.

Fake Grass Door Mat 2
Fake Grass Front Door Mat Dollarama

Fake Grass Door Mat

A door mat. 6 squares of fake grass clipped together. You can see why it’s my favourite. She’s as cute as a bug’s ear.

And that’s it. My dollar store binge is over for the moment. Although I will warn you, I already have the materials for my next dollar store DIY which I’ll be posting about in the next few weeks. At which point it will become my favourite.

Until the next one comes along.



  1. Hilda Peraza Munk says:

    Love this idea…but I’m a dope: What kind of clips will take the Ware&Tare of front door mat?
    Thanky much!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hilda. The little squares from the Dollar store actually clip together. So there aren’t any extra metal clips. They snap together. ~ karen!

  2. Alice says:

    So I decided to make one, too, and it looks quite cute — but — now we have little pieces of fake grass all over the walk near the front door, because it’s really not very sturdy. :(

    It’s too bad, because I really, really liked it…but I think this one season will be all it’s good for.

  3. I think my dogs would even wee wee on it, making it seem so much more real! I love it…and so would Jingle and Fern! Thanks for the faux beauty of it all!

  4. Kari says:

    This is seriously beautiful! Love the organicness, lol, much better look than most generic mats. I need some fake grass asap.

  5. Rondina says:

    I agree with those in Illinois. You got me to visit the Dollar Store awhile back and all I found was tiny, tiny stuff for a dollar. Stuff so tiny that a dollar would be over-charging. Travel-sized. Maybe what you are calling Dollarama is more like the old Five & Dimes used to be when I was growing up in the mid-twentieth century. They were great. And, yes, when I write my childhood years that way, I sound about 20 years older.

    You may have done the Dollarama pictures before, but if you haven’t I’d like to see what yours looks like again.

  6. Jan In Waterdown says:

    Thought of you today while shopping at HomeSense . . . they had fake grass balls about a foot in diameter which would look great perched on a tall black planter or rolling down the middle of your table runner. Sadly, they were not similarly priced!

  7. Doria says:

    strangely, I’m kinda disappointed that you’re not a vampire…

  8. Traci says:

    Ok. Seriously, if anyone finds these in the US or online you must share because I need a new doormat and it must be this! Awesome! Simply beautiful Karen!

  9. Elen Grey says:

    The mat is killing me. Yeah. Killing me.

  10. Kathy Hartzell says:

    I need to see if our dollar shops have such a product. Doubt it. I wanted to get a small amount of the fake grass to make a pad for a teak chaise. – a cat peed the expensive cushion and I have tried all the enzyme treatments to no avail. While I imagine the grass would be scratchy, except when there s a crowd, no one actually sits on this chaise. And there are always lovely beach towels to use for lounging. I thought this would look hysterical, in a good way. Haven’t found a distributor of less than a yard full so far.

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