Your doormat is the first thing that people see when they enter your home and we are sure you would like to have the finest doormats at your doorstep if you would like to impress those who visit your heavenly abode. Well you don’t need to worry anymore because the best doormats are the ones you are going to make yourself by means of Cricut. This is an entirely easy process albeit lengthy, but you don’t need to worry because as long as you follow our steps, you will end up personalizing your door mats very easily.
Coir mats are made from the fibers of the outer shell of a coconut which gives these mats a coarse feeling. This mat is a natural fiber which makes it easy to be vacuumed or cleaned with warm water. You can still do this after you use Cricut’s magic on it because it won’t be messing up your mat in any way.
ProcedurE How to Personalize Door Mats With Your Cricut
Starting off, the first thing you will need to do is download an SVG file where you can open it up in Design Space and resize it to fit your mat. You will want to take a measurement of the width and height of your mat to get the best fit.Set your base material as freezer paper and make sure you’ve loaded your fine-point blade.
The next step is to cut free freezer paper on Cricut machine to create the stencil that you need. Since freezer paper is cheap, you can use this paper and several other mat making projects of yours as well. This paper has a shiny waxed side which make the material to be temporarily fused to the material which make sit perfect for stenciling.
Place your freezer paper’s shiny side facing downwards on the light grip mat. Place the mat onto your machine and then load your mat. Then press the flashing Cricut mat to start cutting. Once cut, remove the mat. After you’ve weeded out the stencil, gently remove the freezer paper from the mat. Place the stencil’s shiny side facing down on the top of your doormat. Make sure the design is centered from side to side and top to bottom.
Next, heat up your EasyPress to around 300 degrees to its highest heat setting with the steam turned off. Now it’s time to adhere the freezer paper onto the mat using either an iron or an EasyPress. I’m using my largest EasyPress to cover as much surface area as possible with each press. I typically press each section for about 20-30 seconds.
Once the stencil is on the map, you can start painting your doormat by means of it. Make sure you aren’t applying the paint in a way that will lead to the paint bleeding underneath the stencil. Cover the entire design and allow the paint a few minutes to dry before applying a second coat of the paint. If needed, go on and apply a third coat on the mat if it really needs one. Allow the paint to dry and finally remove the stencil to reveal the completed doormat.
For a better appearance, apply a layer of mod podge outdoor sealant to help your project be safe from the harsh outdoor weather. Now that you know how to create a DIY doormat, you can continue to keep on making them for other parts of your houses if you want to. Also, one last thing to remember, allow the mat to completely dry for around two days before putting it outside your door.