– Hello and welcome! This is Angie withthecountrychiccottage.
Today we're going to take a plain doormat, our freezer paper- if you'll remember that freezer paper stenciling video we did a few weeks back, now we're going to do it on a doormat; and some spray paint.
And we're going to makean adorable doormat just for your home! So you can find the SVG for this one in the description for thisvideo, I'll drop a link there.
Now, let's get started with the process for making our doormat! For this project you'llneed your freezer paper.
You'll need black spray paint.
You will need something to press the freezerpaper onto your doormat, I'm going to use my EasyPress Mini.
Now, depending on the size of your design and the size of your doormat, you might need the 12 by 24 mat.
Mine's going to be largeenough where I will need that.
And then you need the doormat itself.
This one is from Ikea, that'sthe least expensive option.
I will link some more optionsin the description below, so you can head to one of those options you can try to pick theseup at Walmart or Target or something like that.
The plain ones are kind of hard to find, Ikea's definitely thecheapest and easiest option if you have one available.
All right, so now I'm going to add the freezer paper to the LightGrip mat (plastic wobbling) So the freezer paperitself, the shiny side, is what is gonna stick tothe mat when we press it.
So the shiny side needs togo down on your Cricut mat.
(paper tearing) I'm putting this shinyside down on the mat.
And I like the LightGrip matso it doesn't grip too much.
This paper is really thin, and so I like to put it down on my mat and then just take a pair of scissors and trim off any excess.
So the freezer paperitself, the brand I'm using, is actually wider than this mat, so I'm going to trim down one edge (scissors cutting) and then I'm going to trimdown this top as well.
(scissors cutting) Now let's take a look at thedesign in Cricut Design Space because I have a few tipsand tricks there as well.
So first you'll need to upload your SVG into Cricut Design Space.
Now I've already done thatand I have another video showing you how to do that and I'll link that inthe description below.
Then once you have the SVG uploaded, then you can resize your image.
So I want mine to be as large as possible.
(mouse clicking) (mouse clicking) So I like about 21 inches wide for the size of mat that I'm using.
And then this 10, alittle over 10 is fine, so we're gonna click make it.
And the first thing it's going to tell you is that your project is toolarge for a 12 by 12 mat.
We are okay with that, we have the 12 by 24, we're gonna say okay (mouse clicks) The next thing we're gonna dois move this to the center.
So I want as much roomaround my design as possible to have room to maskthat excess spray paint.
So I'm gonna move it to whereit's approximately the center of the entire mat, and thenI'm gonna click continue.
(mouse clicks) And then there's not afreezer paper setting, so I set my dial to custom, and then I'm just goingto pick a light paper, because the freezer paper'snot very thick at all.
Then, we're going to putit into our Cricut machine and cut our design.
All right, and here's our design cut.
Now, if your blade is old or you don't have this downreally well on your mat, you could get a fewareas that are messed up, but this is actually apretty forgiving project, so I'm just going to run with it.
So I have one little area here where the center of theB got a little messed up.
You will need the centersof the letters in this case.
So, we're gonna get ridof the actual letters (paper peeling) We can get rid of that, and we're gonna leave thecenters, so leave that center, because those are going to bepart of our masking as well.
So I'm just going to kinda reverse weed, if you will, the entire thing, and then we'll talk about how to getthis onto the mat itself.
So now what we're gonna do is take this outer piece off, carefully, so we don't want to rip itat all where the cut-out is.
(paper peeling) And the light paper setting might've been actually a little deep, so you might choose lightpaper and less pressure, just depending on thecondition of your blade.
So I'm gonna carefully lift this back and then we'll talk about how to add it to the doormat itself.
And you wanna be especiallycareful in these areas where it's really thin, wherethe letters are close together but I'll just go ahead andpick all this up off the mat, and then we'll add it toour doormat as a stencil.
All right, so I left allthe centers of the letters on my mat and I'm gonnaset that to the side, and then, we'll startputting this stencil down.
So what you wanna do islocate it onto your doormat so about the same onthe top and the bottom, as well as about the same on the sides.
And then we can start pressing it down with our EasyPress Mini, is what I'm gonna use.
So when you press it, the shiny side, again, is down onto the mat and it will actually create a bond when heated and bond itself to the doormat just enough to act like a stencil.
And then, once you're through, this actually peels up super super easily and you can discard itafter you're through.
So what we're gonna do is just press over this entire thing, and youmight have go over the areas several times because it hasso little to stick to, right? So it has just all theselittle bitty fibers to stick to you may have to go over it several times to get it all stuck down.
(pressing) And then we'll stickthis entire thing down, then we'll come back withthe centers of those letters, add those, and then we'll be ready to head outside to do some spray painting.
So let me just continuethis, and I'll come a back and show you the matafter everything is stuck.
Then as you go along and you'resticking the main stencil, you can take the centers ofthose letters off of the mat and you can just pressthose into place as well.
And we'll just keep continuing on with the rest of the design.
All right, so my stencil is pressed down, a few things I wanna note:this won't be perfect, so because the surface is so uneven, you might have some areasthat don't completely adhere but, that's why we're using spray paint.
So we're going to spraypaint it from the top, using light coats, top down, so that we get the best coverage possible with the least going underneath the sides.
Second thing I wanted tonote, if you have trouble like I was having trouble with these E's, the very tips of them lifting up, while they were hot, rightafter I removed the iron, I just held them into place and you could use just about anything as long as you don't burn your hands, and I just held them down until it cooled and once it cooled, I could lift that up and the corner would stay down because the adhesive had cooledinstead of curling back up.
So if you have any areas you're having a particular problem with, try that trick.
Now, we need to do a few things before we can take it outside.
I'm gonna use some painter'stape along the bottom here and maybe some paper to cover this area as well as at the top to cover this area.
Then we'll take it outsideand do our spray painting.
(playful, upbeat music) So as you saw, I just removedthat freezer paper easily like, super easy, it just peels back.
Once I was through painting and while the paint was still wet, now a few things I wanted to note is I had to put rocks in thecorner to hold it down because it was a little windy outside so if it's windy, youmight have to put something around the outer edge tokind of hold that in place.
The tape doesn't stick likesuper well to this doormat, so it was starting to lift up on the edge and I didn't want the wholething to start lifting up.
And then you also wanna becareful while you're moving it, so if you- I was, youknow, in my craft room when I did the pressing of the stencil and I had to be super carefulas I moved it downstairs so that the freezer paperdidn't start to lift.
So if you were to bend it a lot while you moved it that first time, then the freezer papermight start to lift on you.
So it's just a couple tips, otherwise, have fun with that SVG, let everyone know to leave your house by 9 just as soon as they enter the door, or look up one of the manyother funny doormat sayings that are around for an SVG, or make your own withthe font of your choice.
So thank you all so muchfor joining me today, I hope you enjoyed this project, enjoyed seeing how tomake your own doormat, I hope you'll make yourown with some freezer paper now that you see just how easy it is.
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