2 Ways to Create a Custom DIY Doormat

July 07, 2020

2 Ways to Create a Custom DIY Doormat

Make a good first impression before they even walk in the door - with a beautiful DIY door mat for your home. Check out these 2 different ways to create this home decor project, and you'll see just how easy it is to do it yourself!

1. HTV and Spray Paint

When you cut your doormat design out of heat transfer vinyl, you can actually press the HTV directly onto the doormat to create a stencil that is sure to give you clean, crisp paint lines. You can use either a heat press or a Cricut EasyPress to apply the HTV stencil to the doormat.

Then, apply one to two medium-coverage coats of spray paint. Let the paint dry, then remove the HTV stencil, which comes up quite easily. Click here to check out the full doormat tutorial.

2. Adhesive Vinyl and Acrylic Paint

You can also cut doormat stencils with adhesive vinyl. There's a couple tricks to getting the vinyl to stick to the doormat, like using painter's tape and a blow dryer, so check out the time lapse video below to see how it's done.

Then, dab on acrylic paint with a stencil brush. Let dry, then remove the stencil - which also removes quite easily. If you're looking for the full written tutorial, click here.

Create larger projects with the Silhouette Cameo 4 Plus

Working with a large doormat? The Silhouette Cameo 4 Plus gives you more cutting space to create larger projects.

So, for creating large doormat stencils, use the Silhouette 15" Cameo 4 Plus to scale up your stencils to better fit on large 30" x 18" doormats. But you can also use the 12" Cameo 4 or another cutting machine for this project too!

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