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I love doormats. They’re a fun piece of decor I always want to swap out. I swear I have one for each holiday/season, yet I still find myself wanting to change things up on our front porch. I have had my Cricut Joy for just about a month and I’ve been dying to make a custom doormat because the one we have out there is so faded and needs to go! So I’m going to share the steps to make an easy, DIY Doormat with the Cricut Joy.
Supplies for this project:
- Coir Door Mat
- Acrylic Paint
- Acrylic Spray Paint Sealer
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Smart Removable Vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Sponge Paint Brush
Creating your custom doormat with the Cricut Joy
- Create a vinyl stencil with your Cricut Joy. (Just note, the thicker your font, the easier it will be to paint! Using a skinny font was not the easiest.)
- After placing the stencil on your mat, place a small towel or cloth over it and iron it on low. This will help your stencil stick to the mat.
- Apply 2-3 coats of acrylic paint to your door mat. Using a dabbing motion works best and use a lot of paint.
- Once paint has dried, seal your mat with an acrylic spray sealer.
I will admit I was intimidated to try a Cricut. They’re versatile and it seems like there’s no end to what you can do with one. Now, I just wish I had gotten one sooner! The Cricut Joy seemed like the perfect way to start out in the Cricut world, since it’s such a small, easy-to-use machine. The machine doesn’t take up much space and it uses Cricut Smart Materials, so you can cut without a cutting mat! It even has its own mobile app now, Cricut Joy. The Cricut Joy app makes printing out things like custom labels, iron-on transfers, vinyl decals, etc. easier than ever.
Do you love DIY? Do you have a Cricut already? Or are you intimated like I was?