Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat

Hello Friends!

You all know that I live in Charlotte, North Carolina and I love it.  I have come across a few projects online that plays tribute to the latitude and longitude of a city. I decided to play with this idea and create a little project that plays tribute to Charlotte. Also, don’t forget to enter to win a $310 Target gift card below.

Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat

I picked up a natural fiber doormat from Home Depot. Besides being pretty, I think the Natural Fiber mats hold up better.  I obtained the latitude and longitude for Charlotte from Travel Math site.

Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat by Paper and Fox

With stencils that I already had from another project, I began to layout my design. I ended up using the stencils more of a guideline. With a paintbrush and brown acrylic paint, I painted in my design on the natural fiber mat. The stencils had the letters and numbers segmented and I that it looked better if each letter was fully connected.

Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat by Paper and Fox

So, here is the doormat with the latitude and longitude painted on it. It looks nice and gets the point across, but it needed some “pop”.

Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat by Paper and Fox

With a red/coral acrylic paint mixture I painted a border around the edges of the mat.

Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat by Paper and Fox

Pretty cute huh?  This little mat would make a great housewarming gift…you’re welcome for that idea. It was easy to create. I just kept double checking to make sure I had the latitude and longitude correct.

Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat by Paper and Fox

Whoo hoo! I am really pleased with how it looks on my front porch. It will also help me remember what city I reside in every time I enter the home. I hope that this is a project that you enjoyed.

Easy Latitude and Longitude {DIY} Doormat Tutorial

If you are into stencils then you will would like my “Eat” and “Yum” placemats.

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 Thanks for visiting!

Thanks, Carmody

Paper & Fox Latitude and Longitude Door Mat




22 Responses to Latitude and Longitude DIY Doormat

  1. Alli June 11, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    What an excellent idea! Never thought of it! I don’t live far from Charlotte – just over the line in SC.

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:43 am #

      Thanks ALLi! We are practically neighbors I bet.

  2. anygirlcandoit June 11, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Carmody – this is so freaking cute!!! I have pinned it!

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:42 am #

      Thanks Stacy!

  3. simplystinebeauty June 11, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    I love this idea! I was just looking at a map necklace, but this is also another way to do something cute with where you are located or a special place that you have been! Thank you for posting this!

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:42 am #

      Thanks Christine! I am also into Maps right now. This is a super easy project.

  4. cwaftycreations June 11, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    I’m not to big a fan of where I live now (Wilmington NC) but whenever I reach a place that I do love, this would definitely be something I’d make! Too cute :) Pinned!

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:41 am #

      You could make one for Wrightsville Beach, it’s close enough and I bet no one will call you out on it.

  5. Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) June 11, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    My engineer husband would LOVE this! I am definitely bookmarking this to show him :) Thank you for sharing!

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:45 am #

      Thanks Nancy!

  6. Kristin June 12, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    Love this! I totally want to make a Tampa one!

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:39 am #

      Thanks Kristin!

  7. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} June 12, 2014 at 1:31 am #

    Now I want one! I LOVE it! Great giveaway! :D

    • carmody June 12, 2014 at 5:39 am #

      It was easy to make Heather. You can also pretend that you are teaching geography to your kids. :)

  8. melindacaldwell June 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    Stopping by from Craft Frenzy Friday link party. I love the lat. and long. idea! Definitely getting mine and doing a plaque for my mantle or wall gallery. Have a great weekend!

    • carmody June 13, 2014 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks Melinda! A piece apart of a gallery wall would look great.

  9. Julie June 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    What a great idea, it would be a great new home or wedding gift too, pinning so I don’t forget next time I need something like that!

    • carmody June 15, 2014 at 6:58 am #

      Thanks Julie!

  10. Lyndsay Collins June 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    How fun! This would make a fun gift for someone else as well. Thanks for sharing this– I’ll be pinning it!

  11. Kathy June 20, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    How creative! I love it in your gorgeous doorway. It’s being featured on That’s Fresh Friday this weekend!!


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