I am pretty much the worst person at “settling” into a new place. When we first moved to our new townhouse I was 150% committed to having everything all settled that day. Well, that motivation died off. Now I’m trying to just tackle one project at a time and this weekend’s project was our new doormat that I made using my Silhouette!
When I was at SNAP earlier this spring, I met with Silhouette and was just dying to use their Cameo 3 for some DIY house projects. I’ve never used a Silhouette before so I was a little nervous – but after a few trial and errors I was able to quickly make this custom doormat in just a few hours. I’m excited to share a quick and easy tutorial for making one yourself!
- Silhouette Cameo 3
- Silhouette Roll Feeder
- Roll of Vinyl (at least 36″ long)
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Rustoleum Spray Paint (I used the Navy)
- Painters Tape
- Plain Doormat
- Create graphic in Silhouette Studio. If you want to use the same Welcome that I used in my doormat you can download the SVG here!
- Feed the vinyl through the Silhouette and cut out stencil! I chose to purchase the Silhouette Roll Feeder to help feed the roll of vinyl through the Silhouette Machine. You can do it without the roll feeder as well, but if you plan on making projects larger than 24″ it’s worth it to purchase the Roll Feeder.
- Weed out the “Welcome” to create the area that you’re going to ultimately paint.
- Using Transfer Tape, transfer the design onto transfer tape and then peel off transfer tape to stick design onto door mat.
- Using painters tape, tape down the design around the edges.
- Spray paint away! I decided to spray paint mine outside and forgot about the variable of wind! Because of that, my letters have a little bit of a shadow to them.
- Let the paint dry and peel off the vinyl.
- Ta da! You have your own custom doormat!
Because this was my first project with my Silhouette, there were lots of things I learned along the way. I can’t wait to share more Silhouette projects and all the tips and tricks I learned along the way.
Silhouette kindly sent me the Cameo 3 in exchange for creating a project with the Cameo 3. All other products used in this post were purchased by me. But, as always, all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, but as always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting my blog! See here for more details on affiliate links.
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