Because of its many benefits, a good doormat should be a part of every home. It is used to remove dirt and moisture from slippers and shoes that come into your home.
You can save many years by placing a durable mat outside if you have hardwood, tile, or marble flooring. It protects your floors from dirt and moisture which can decrease the life expectancy of your floor. It can also be used by pets to clean their feet, so that dirt and mud don’t get into your home.
You can also design your own doormat, allowing you to show off your personality at the front of your home. Your home’s aesthetics will be enhanced by doormats that reflect your personality.
A Cricut machine and simple materials can be used to create a customized doormat. Coir is an excellent material to use formats because it’s natural, easy to clean with warm water, and a vacuum.
Here are the materials required to make your mat.
* Cricut Machine
* 12×24 Light grip Cricut Mat
* Freezer Pape
* Stencil Brush
* Outdoor Acrylic Paint
* Flat Head Pins
* Mod Podge Outdoor Sealant
* Sealer (Optional)
These are the steps for creating a DIY mat.
Here are five easy steps to create a DIY doormat
1. Download your door mat design
Save your design as an SVG file, and open it in Design Space. You can resize the image to fit the mat. To get the best fit, measure the width of the design and the height. You have the option to reduce the size of the image, which will take up more space on the mat. Or you can keep it central and make it minimalistic.
2. Cut freezer paper on cricut machine
This freezer paper has a shiny waxed surface that can be temporarily attached to the material. This makes it ideal for making stencils. You can make multiple sheets or keep the remainder for your other projects.
Place the shiny side on the mat. It should be placed on the Cricut and then the flashing Cricut mat should be pressed. Once you are done, take the mat out. Remove the letters using a weeding device. You can keep the small pieces in the letters on the mat by using a glue gun. The freezer paper can be gently removed and the stencil placed on the mat. Be sure to center the design.
3. Transfer Stencil to The Mat and Iron The Freezer paper To The Mat
Turn the steam off and heat up the iron to the highest setting. Apply the freezer paper to the iron using the iron. For about 30 seconds press each section until the paper adheres to your mat.
4. Stencil and Paint Your Doormat
Paint the stencil using a stencil brush. Be sure to keep the paint from leaking under the stencil. Allow the paint to dry completely over the design before you apply a second layer. A third coat can be added if necessary to give the area a bold, vibrant color.
Allow the paint drying to dry. Then, remove the stencil and reveal your final doormat.
5. Seal your personalised doormat Outdoor sealant can be applied to seal your commercial mats against the elements. You can use this decoupage glue on many materials and can easily wash it with soapy water