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But for this front door mat, I tried a different technique then I did with my last one.
And because I am super excited you get a free cut file!
I usually use outdoor paint and I have even tried spray paint.
But I knew there had to be an easier way. And yall I found it. And today you will learn what I found.
How To Make a DIY Doormat Using Flex Seal
I have done several doormats since I did this post How To Make A Custom Outdoor Mats Using Your Cricut, and actually learned a few things.
- Make sure you have the right paint brush for stenciling here are the ones I use for my Doormat
- Although I did in this one, you don’t have to use the heat press
- This kind of goes along with #2, you need to make sure that you are painting or spraying straight up and down
- When you are cutting the stencil you want to make sure you have either stencil vinyl or adhesive vinyl
Now, this is not a quick craft.
You need time to cut your stencil with your vinyl cutter, time to get the stencil off the transfer tape (this takes the longest if you don’t know how to use transfer tape check out this post on the Cricut site Transfer Tape: Usage instructions) and also time to paint and to allow it to dry.
So even though you can spend a few hours and knock out a few at a time you still need at least 24 hours give or take per mat.
DIY doormats make amazing gifts for housewarming gifts. Free SVG files are awesome for creating anything, especially when you’re a beginner.
And BONUS this free svg cut file can be used with your Cricut Maker and Silhouette Cameo and even some of their older machines.
So, let me tell you about this new technique I used to make this doormat was Flex Seal!
This came out beautifully, using flex seal on this doormat, I got a thicker more vibrant coating and color. It was amazing! I absolutely love how well this looks.
This is a great product to make and sell. Anything involving home decor. My home is full of amazing things that I have made with my Cricut using vinyl.
Check out these DIY doormats too!