Welcome to day 9 of my 25 Days of Craftmas series! Today I’m showing you how to make your own Christmas Doormat. There are several methods to stencil a doormat, and I talk about the pros and cons of each method here. Every method takes a bit of work to get the stencil down, but I think using vinyl is the quickest and easiest way, so that’s the method I’ll be showing you today.
I love making doormats! You can customize them any way you want and when you use a stencil, they come out looking so good!. This custom Christmas doormat is the perfect decoration to welcome guests to your home this holiday season!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Noel. It will either be listed under the Christmas category-25 Days of Craftmas 2018 – Day 9.
Open the design in your cutting software, I sized my design to about 23″ x 11″. Cut out your design with your cutter and weed away the letters.
I like to use Oracal 631 for my doormat stencils. Because of the matte finish, the transfer tape doesn’t stick quite as well to it. Which in turn, makes it a little easier to get the transfer tape off once the vinyl is on the mat.