May 31, 2010

Freezer Paper Monogrammed Doormat Tutorial

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!

Supplies:
Doormat
Freezer Paper
Exacto Knife
Spray Paint
Iron

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?!


9 comments:

  1. So super cute! I think I might even be able to handle this!! thanks : )

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  2. I LOVE this idea! You make it look so easy!

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  3. Very cute! It's so much easier than it looks!

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  4. This is too cute! I haven't tried freezer paper stencils yet, but they look like they are really easy to do! Stopping by for Tatertots and Jello:)

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  5. this is so cute, and i've been thinking of doing the same thing at my apartment...its so hard to have a personalized door when all the other ones look exactly the same! found you on tatertots & jello, love your projects! :)

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  6. love all your projects! I've been looking around and just want to do everything....oh my goodness, like I need more projects lol.

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  7. I would totally buy one from you! Let me know if you do make some for sale!

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  8. What a cute mat! Great idea!

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  9. that is AWESOME!!!!
    I am so inspired... many weddings coming up!
    one question.. freezer paper? what and where do I get it?

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I can't wait to hear what you think!

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