Hi Friends! It’s finally Spring around here! I absolutely love spring colors and the slightly warmer weather, but I’m not a fan of all the spring allergies that kick up here in Sacramento. It seems to get worse every year and one of my kiddos has a terrible time with spring allergies, which fortunately allergy shots have been a lifesaver for us! So, for this project, I thought I’d bring Spring and helping keep pollen outside together and show you how to easily make your own doormat!
Painted coir mats are easy to make with just a few products. You can make them however you want, depending on if you have an electronic cutting machine or not. You all know how I feel about my beloved Cricut though! I think everyone should have one and you can read all about awesome Cricut ideas here! I painted the butterfly and flower using a felt decoration from the Dollar Tree and I used my Cricut to cut out the Welcome stencil. So, if you have a cutting machine, I even have a file you can download of different “Welcome” fonts you can use!
This is also the second Wednesday of the month, so that means this Make Your Own Doormat tutorial is part of a “Spring” themed Inspire My Creativity Linky Party!! Make sure you scroll all the way to the end to check out all the other creative Spring projects from the other amazing bloggers!
Materials Needed for Make Your Own Doormat
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- Coir Mat – I got mine at Target.com here for under $10 (It’s 18″x24″)
- Outdoor paints – I got this set on Amazon. They are permanent weather resistant and the pack had nice spring colors!
- Felt Decor – Dollar Tree has all sorts of seasonal decor that usually include some sort of large hard felt decor
- Cricut and Vinyl (optional)
- paint brushes and dabbers
- Welcome file – Scroll down to download these 9 ones for FREE
I added a little color to the middle of the flower and then let the mat dry. I wanted to add some details, so once the paint was dry, I put the flower back on and outlined the inside and outside with another color. Then I added some black paint to the middle of the butterfly.
While all of the paint was drying, I cut out my Welcome file with my Cricut onto vinyl. Weed out the letters since you’ll be using it as a stencil! I made mine as long as I could, to fit on my mat – 23.5 inches. Download your FREE Welcome SVG file by clicking here! – or – Download a PNG file by clicking here!
Now, this is the trickiest part! You need to transfer the vinyl to the mat without transfer tape. I started by putting a small part down, then while holding that it in place, pull the white backing off.
The vinyl does not want to stick to the coir mat so you’ll have to mess with it a little and some not so nice words may escape your mouth! Some of the vinyl folded on itself but I just gently pulled the pieces apart until it was all flat. Then use your hand to press it down as well as you can. Tape it in place.
It is not a very tight seal, so I think the dabber brushes work the best. Put some paint on a dabber and just start dabbing it on in an up and down motion. Don’t try to go side to side or you’ll pull the vinyl off!
That’s it! It really didn’t take very long at all! You can make your own doormat as colorful or simple as you want to. You might just want a single word “Welcome” across yours or no words at all and just images! It’s entirely up to you!
Here it is at my front door along with my easy DIY spring wreath (find tutorial here!)
It’s party time!! Here are all of the amazing co-hosts!
Get inspired as you visit all these other Spring themed projects! If you have one too, we’d love to see it! Link-up with us!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!
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