You will love this simple DIY! Creating your own customized doormat using your Cricut is easier than you might think! Follow this tutorial to learn how to stencil an outdoor doormat.
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Customized doormats are a very popular way to dress up your porch, but they can also be quite pricy. I recently saw this adorable Sunny Days Mat from McGee and Co. I had it in my cart, but couldn’t quite justify the $70 price tag. I kept thinking, “I bet I could make that.”
Can you relate?
So, I did! My doormat turned out to be pretty close to my inspiration, and for a fraction of the price.
Creating your own customized doormat using your Cricut is easier than you might think! Follow this tutorial to learn how to stencil an outdoor doormat.
- coir doormat
- paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint that I had left over in the color Ash.)
- paint brush
- painter’s tape
- Rustoleum Clear Durable Topcoat Spray Paint
- Cricut cutting machine
- Cricut stencil vinyl
- Cricut mat
- Cricut weeding tool
- tape measure
- paper plate
How to Create a Customized Stencil in Cricut
- First, in Cricut Design Space, choose your text to create your message. I used the font, Futura. Don’t forget to attach your letters to maintain the correct spacing!
- Use Cricut stencil vinyl on your cutting mat.
- Cut your vinyl.
- Once all of the cutting is done, you need to weed your vinyl. This means you need to use your weeding tool to remove the stencil vinyl lettering from the vinyl, so that you just have the stencil left.
How to Stencil an Outdoor Doormat
Now that you have your stencil, it’s time to start creating your customized doormat!
- First, measure your stencil and your doormat. Position your stencil to your liking.
- Once you are happy with where you have your stencil placed, use painter’s to secure the stencil to your coir doormat. The stencil has a little adhesive, but doesn’t really stick to the coir mat. It is best to use the painter’s tape to secure it into place.
- Now it’s time to stencil! Pour some paint in a paper plate. I used some leftover Fusion Mineral Paint, in the color Ash. It’s a rich, dark gray, almost black color.
- Using your brush, dab the paint into the letters. I first used a sponge stenciling brush, but felt like the paint wasn’t getting into the fibers of the coir doormat. I switched to a small paint brush. The lettering took about 4 coats of paint, with a little time to dry between coats.
- When the paint is dry, carefully peel back the stencil to reveal the lettering.
- Following the directions on the spray paint, generously spray the lettering with a clear, durable topcoat spray paint. This will ensure that your doormat will stand up to foot traffic.
For some more budget-friendly patriotic summertime ideas, head over and visit my creative and talented friends! You will be inspired by all of the amazing ideas they have to share with you!
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Postcards From the Ridge – How to Make Everyday Items Look Patriotic
The Tattered Pew – 5 Thrifty and Simple Patriotic Decorating Ideas for Summer
Cottage on Bunker Hill – My Favorite Summer Project Ideas
Vinyet Etc. – Vintage Inspired Wreath for Canada Day
Amy Sadler Designs – Fourth of July Home Decor Ideas Using Fabric Scraps
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