I've had these door mats for a while now. I've been wanting to do something to spruce them up and couldn't come up with anything until now. So here's what I've done! Hold your goose 'cause these are way too cute!
|I took a plain mat and cut out our initials using my Cricut. My husband's first initial, our last initial and then my first initial. I used the monogram initial font.|
|I used the negative and covered the rest of the rug thoroughly to prevent overspray.|
|I choose Valspar black spray paint from Lowes. This process must be done quickly because drying causes the vinyl to curl.|
|Here you can see where the vinyl curled when the paint dryed.|
|Here is the finished product. I placed one at my front door and one at my side door.|
FYI- Did you know according to etiquette, that the man's initials are to appear first, then the last name initial then the female's initials.
June 18, 2013 UPDATE:
As of today, I've had to touch up both mats. Because the mats are raised in some areas some of the paint has worn off. I just used a very large black Sharpie marker to color in those spots. They look new again. I've had many comments both on and off line about my mats. I've enjoyed them immensely.
July 13, 2013 UPDATE:
Thanks to a reader, I'm reminded that Cricut no longer has a contract with Sure Cuts a Lot. I noticed this came about when Cricut came out with the Gypsy. If anyone has any other suggestions on how they can cut without using a cartridge, please feel free to share. I'm curious!