It’s been a long time since I’ve made a craft project, and probably even longer since I shared one on the blog. I’ve had a little more time to get around to some craft projects lately, including this DIY Disney doormat! I had actually purchased the materials months ago but didn’t have the time to do it – til last week, that is!
I was inspired by Monica over at Popcorner Reviews, who created two different Star Wars mats and a Jurassic Park one. I adapted her tutorial just a bit to use the tools I happened to have at home, and it actually came out great!
My first decision was which phrase to use on the mat. I was originally contemplating just the word “Home,” in the Disney font, with a Mickey head instead of the O. Then I thought about “To all who come to this happy place, welcome” with welcome in large letters and again using the Mickey head as the O. But in the end I decided to be overly ambitious and use the phrase that greets you as you enter the Magic Kingdom: “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”
I used the Waltograph font, which you can find online for free by searching for it.
- Natural coir doormat (I got this one from Amazon)
- painter’s tape
- Outdoor acrylic black paint
- Foam paintbrush
- Smaller brush for detailing
- Create your design. I did mine on the computer, cutting it out with my Silhouette and using Silhouette studio. However, if you don’t have a printer like a silhouette or a cricut, you could still design something (even just in Microsoft Word) and cut it out yourself.
- Print the design onto cardstock. If you are using a silhouette or cricut it will cut it out for you – if you’re using a regular printer, cut out using an exacto knife. (Monica used stencil paper in her cricut but I didn’t have any of that!)
- Secure the cardstock to your doormat with painter’s tape. This was the part I was worried about, but it actually ended up working well.
4. Get ready to paint! I poured the paint into a dish and then used the foam brush to do the bigger letters and a smaller brush to do the tiny parts. Be careful not to move the stencil!
5. Allow to dry. I recommend doing a second coat.
6. Once completely dry, remove stencils. Touch up any spots you might want to, then place your mat outside and enjoy!
I made mine last week and it has already survived two rainstorms. I’m happy to how it came out and how it looks when I’m entering my house!
Are you going to attempt a DIY Disney doormat? What phrase or picture would you put on yours?