I’ve always wanted to make my own custom door mat. When Cricut released their new Smart Stencil material for the Maker 3, I knew I had to use it to make one!
If you’re not familar with theSmart Stencil material, it’s a new stencil vinyl material that allows for mat-less cutting on the Cricut Maker 3, Explore 3 and Joy. You can use it to create custom stencils that can be used on almost any surface, and it has an adhesive backing that makes for easy application. It’s durable, yet flexible and removes without residue. It’s great for walls, glass, cavas and wood.
For more info, you can check out my Smart Stencil introduction post.
how to make custom door mats with cricut smart stencil
I’m the type of person that loves themed/seaonsal items and projects – from pillows to mugs, clothing and pyjamas. I’ve always wanted to have different door mats for each season or holiday, but I’ve never found designs I loved. Thanks to Cricut’s new Smart Stencil material, it’s a different game! As soon as I heard about this material, I knew I had to try using it to make my own custom door mats.
- Cricut Maker 3 or Explore 3
- Smart Stencil material in 3 or 12 ft
- Blank door mat
- Acrylic paint and a paint brush, or spray paint
Step 1: create and cut your design
As always, the first step is to design your stencil using Cricut Design Space. You can either create your own design, or search “stencil” for ready to make projects. Once your stencil is designed, follow the prompts on screen to start cutting your stencil out with your machine.
Step 2: apply your stencil and get painting
Once your stencil is cut, simply weed out the negative space. The weeding process for the Smart Stencil materials is the same as any other material.
Next, it’s time to apply your stenicil. You can use transfer tape to make it easier to transfer and apply your stencil to the surface. Once you have your stencil securely in place, it’s time to customize your mat! Simply take your paint brush, or spray paint, and paint over your stencil.
Once the paint is dry, simply peel away the stencil material to reveal your custom door mat. Next, you’ll need to use use a waterproof sealant spray to weather-proof the mat. Any brand will do, just make sure its a matte finish. Spray the entire mat in an even layer and leave to dry.
I loved how this one turned out, and I had so much fun creating it. I can’t wait to make some more door mats for different seasons and holidays!
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