It’s been a while since I’ve posted a DIY, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy whipping some up.
I’ve been wanting a mat at my backdoor to wipe our feet on after we’ve been out watering the flowers, so I figured a “friendly” little pop of color would do the trick. I turned a boring brown straw doormat into a happy little greeting. Wanting that pop of color, I choose pink, what else? And it matches my flowers. The world always needs more pink, right?
This little project was super easy, and only required a few materials. You will need:
- A doormat. I got mine from Crate & Barrel, but you can find them everywhere.
- Spray paint. (I used Rustoleum indoor-outdoor.)
- “Hello” or other word or phrase printed on paper.
- Contact paper.
- An X-ACTO knife.
Find a font you like, and print your word (I used “hello”) off your computer. This will serve as your stencil, so make sure the font will be easy to cut
out. (Be sure to hold on to the section of the letter you cut out because you’ll need them when you spray paint.)
Cut out your word carefully with clean lines.
Trace the word onto the contact paper. This will serve as your stencil. I used the contact paper for the stencil rather than printer paper so the spray
paint wouldn’t leak through. (This contact have a slight adhesive on the back.)
Lay your stencil where you want it on the mat. Make sure you place the inside pieces of the letters where you want them, too. (I forgot the inside of the
“e” and “o” in this photo, but thankfully I remembered to include them before I got out the spray paint!)
I used more of the contact paper to completely cover the mat. You don’t want any paint to sneak into places it shouldn’t.
It’s time to spray paint! Rather than move the can in a sweeping motion like you normally would to spray paint, hold the can directly above the stencil,
and keep it still as you spray. This will ensure no paint seeps outside of the stencil. You may need to spray a few coats to make the color more vibrant.
Peel away your stencil and let the mat air dry.
And that’s it! You have an adorable doormat that is so cute no one will want to step on it.
I love the way it turned out! You can even add a cute pair of flip flops so your watering shoes will be ready when you need them.
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