I found this fantastic doormat at TJ Maxx for only $8! I've been dreaming of making a monogrammed doormat for ages, but haven't been able to find a plain doormat anywhere. This one looks just right on my red front porch! Sweet!
This is so easy, you won't even believe it!
Step 1: Trace a line onto the freezer paper, marking the top, bottom, and sides of the box in which you can place your monogram. (This was the burlap box for my doormat.)
Step 2: Draw your monogram! (I found a font I liked in Word, typed the "D," then freehanded it onto my freezer paper.) Be sure to stay inside your box.
Step 3: Using the Exacto, cut out the letter you just drew.
Step 4: With the shiny side down, iron the freezer paper to the doormat. Make sure that it's centered and straight!
Step 5: Spray paint the monogram. Cover any areas of the doormat that are close to places you'll be painting. I didn't have any problems with the paint bleeding under the freezer paper, but I also did a couple of light coats, instead of one heavy one.
Let the paint dry, peel off the freezer paper, and you're done!
I love my new doormat! Our TJ Maxx had tons of these doormats on sale--This was so easy, I'm honestly thinking about going back for more! Wouldn't this make a great wedding present? Anybody want one?!