Doormat How To

Doormat How To

Hey There, Pumpkin!

Friends! This doormat was so easy!! Let me show you how to make your own! 

You really only need two things. A coir doormat and Flex Seal. Have you heard of either of these? LOL, sure you have! A Coir doormat, also known as a Coco mat, is made for the outdoors. It’s made from coconut husk fibers. The Flex Seal is black rubbery glue. I didn’t realize what it was until the Little Hunter pointed it out. 

Little Hunter: You’re using Flex Seal?!? Cool!
ME: How in the world do you know what Flex Seal is?
Little Hunter: Cuz, it’s that stuff that guy uses on the commercial to make the glass boat!
ME: Oh, yeah!

I found the coir doormat at Wal-Mart for $5.97. It has a couple of flaws. You can see them under the word “pumpkin.” But it was the last one on the shelf, so I bought it anyway. I purchased the Flex Seal at The Home Depot for $4.98.

They are so inexpensive and easy to make. I plan to make ones for every season!!

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SUPPLIES

  • Coir (CoCo) Doormat
  • Flex Seal Aerosol (2 oz)
  • Freezer Paper
  • Duct Tape (2 inches)
  • Masking, Blue, or Duct Tape (1 inch)
  • Latex Gloves
  • Sewing Pins
  • Paper Towels
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TOOLS

  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Cricut (or you can cut out your design with scissors)
  • Weeding Tools for Cricut

HOW TO

Step 1

Start with a new Coir (Coco) Doormat.

coir doormat

Step 2

Outline the edge of a doormat with 2-inch Duct Tape. 

NOTE: At first, I used this cheap stuff, but you’ll see later on that I switched it out for strong quality duct tape.

Duct Tape Border on doormat

Step 3

Place 1-inch tape inside the border.

This is just a placement piece that will be removed after the next step.

Doormat with tape

Step 4

Add another inner-border of 1-inch tape.

Be careful not to overlap the other tape. Try and butt it up as close to the other ones as possible.

mat with tape

Step 5

Now remove that placement piece of tape. This is where it’s going to get painted.

Doormat with tape removed

Step 6

Cut your design out using Freezer Paper.

You can use a Cricut or Scissors.

I only had scraps of Freezer Paper in my stash, so I had to do it in several pieces.

Freezer Paper cut out

Step 7

The Freezer paper curls after you remove it from the Cricut mat.

I used sewing pins to secure it to the mat temporarily.

freezer paper cutouts

Step 8

Iron the freezer paper to the mat. I used the “cotton” setting.

Using Duct Tape, secure any exposed area that you do not want to get paint on.

Freezer Paper design taped down.

Step 9

Using Flex Seal, spray straight down so that you don’t get it under your stencil.

Make sure you do this outdoors.

Spray two coats.

doormat with flex seal
Flex Seal painted on template

Step 10

Pull up the stencil as soon as you’re done spraying it with Flex Seal.

Do not wait until it dries to pull it up.

Removing the Freezer Paper Template

Step 11

Let it dry for a couple of hours before moving it. Then, let it dry 24 hours to cure.

Take pictures of your accomplishment!!!

This mat was so simple and fast.

Hey There Pumpkin Doormat
hey there pumpkin doormat with pumpkins

BLOOPERS

I don’t this really qaulifies as a blooper, but the mat had some imperfections in it when I purchased it. You can see it in the picture. There’s one spot under the “u” and one under the second “p”. 

It was the last mat on the shelf, so I bought it anyway. Oh, well.

Hey There Pumpkin Doormat
Imperfections with the mat

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