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Monday, August 5, 2019

DIY: How to Make a Custom Painted Doormat on a Budget

How to Make a Custom Doormat with the Cricut Maker - DIY Painted Doormat Tutorial

How to Make a Custom Painted Doormat with the Cricut Maker - Create your own personalised doormat in under an hour with this budget friendly DIY project. Make it funny, sweet, quirky, use a monogram, gift it as a Christmas gift or house warming gift - the choice is yours. This tutorial also includes the secret to making your doormat last as long as possible as well as stencil files and tips for making your own.

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I love a good weekend project - and this DIY Custom Doormat may be one of my easiest (and most impressive) ones yet. 

Made in under an hour and for less than $20 (you can actually make three for $25!), it's a project that almost anyone could do and would make an awesome gift idea. 

Best of all? It's super simple - but everyone will be in awe of your creative talent because it looks so much more complicated than it is!

So let me show you how to make it! >> 

Be sure to watch the video to see the process step by step - and also to find out what you really need to make sure you DON'T do.

Here's the materials you'll need to make it: 
  • 1x Plain Doormat We used a $5 one from Bunnings Warehouse, but also found them at IKEA, Kmart, The Reject Shop and just about any home/hardware store.
  • 1x Can of Rustoleum LeakSeal 
    You could also use regular spray paint or acrylic paint painted on by hand, but we found the LeakSeal is the most durable. 
  • Cardboard to Use as a Stencil
    I used a big sheet of medium weight cardboard (that you'd use for a school project) from the newsagent, cut down to size.
  • A Stencil 
    You can find mine here on Cricut Design Space or you can download the leaf border here to make your own. (Simply upload it to DS and remove the background).
  • OPTIONAL: 1x Can of Clear Rustoleum LeakSeal
    If you're selling your doormats or want them to last longer, I'd recommend using a clear sealer before taking your stencil off. By spraying the mat before you take the stencil off, you're coating just the words and not leaving any stains on the mat.
And that's all there is to it! 

Be sure to check back to see how long the doormat lasts. Right now it's at our front door with feet scuffling over it all the time and the design hasn't budged at all - and that's without a clear sealer coat.

Are you making your own? Be sure to send me a photo via email or on Facebook or Instagram!

Got another Cricut project you'd love to see? Let me know in the comments or via the email/social media links below!

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