Learn how to make a custom DIY Doormat with your Cricut!
This post contains affiliate links, however, all opinions are my own, as always.
What You Need For A Custom DIY Door Mat
- coir mat (I grabbed mine from Walmart for less than $6)
- Cricut 24″ LightGrip mat
- Cricut machine (I am using the Maker 3, but a Cricut Explore Air 2 or 3 would work well, too)
- extra permanent vinyl
- Rust-Oleum Automotive Rubberized Undercoating Matte Spray*
- painter’s tape and/or push pins
- clear Flex Seal spray (optional)
- buffalo check rug to go underneath (optional)
*I’ve seen other crafters use Flex Seal black spray for this type of project, but it costs twice as much. I wanted to see if this could perform as an alternative, and am happy to recommend it after trying it.
For your doormat, I would recommend using a coir mat – I found some at Walmart for $5.97, which was an amazing deal compared to the cheapest one on Amazon selling for $19.99!
The 18″x30″ size is perfect for the standard doorway, as well.
I created a reel on Instagram to show the quick process as well – You can see the reel here on Instagram.
Cutting Your Design With Your Cricut Machine
I knew I wanted my doormat to say ‘Hey There Pumpkin”, so I searched the Images tab for wording that would look good, and found image #M8A1D3F1 for the word pumpkin.
I then added my own cursive wording for hey there.
I also added a square with the doormat dimensions (18″x30″) to make sure the wording was the size that I wanted.
For my cursive ‘hey there’ text, I chose to Weld the letters so the machine would not cut them separately.
I highlighted the text and clicked on Attach towards the bottom right of the Design Space Canvas screen to keep the text together.
Before cutting, I hid the rectangle that represented the mat because I did not want to cut that out (and it would be too large to, anyway).
To make my stencil, I used some old permanent vinyl I had laying around.
This is some vinyl in the color Tennis Ball – a color I’m likely to never want or use, so I’m happy to use it for this tutorial.
If you’d like to access this exact design, I will link it for you here in Design Space.
Once it was done cutting, I took out the lettering so I could use the rest as a stencil.
Positioning the homemade stencil over the mat, I taped it down with painter’s tape (you can also use push pins to help hold down certain areas).
I wish I had covered the remaining top left corner that was exposed with a piece of cardboard or other material and would recommend the same to my readers attempting this DIY!
I used Rust-Oleum Undercoating Spray to spray over the stencil.
I would recommend going lightly with the spray – it worked well, but you can see the areas where certain letters were oversprayed and looked differently.
I love the way it turned out, and it was such a simple Cricut DIY!
Have you tried making this DIY? Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@slayathomemother) so I can see your creation!
Wednesday 9th of February 2022
Happy to see you recommend rustoleum undercoating, however i would like to know if you have changed your mind, how has it hold up? Black flex seal is not available in my country, but rustoleum undercoating and clear flex seal are.