A group of bloggers get together for a spring diy challenge. Everyone purchased the same stencil pattern and shared their ideas with their readers.
Wait until you see this great stencil pattern I bought! My friend Carole from Garden Up Green asked me if I wanted to participate in a seasonal garden related project challenge, with a small group of talented bloggers. I quickly said, "Of course I do."
Stencil Pattern Challenge
My back porch was in dire need of a new rug to wipe dirty feet off when you enter the house, so I thought this would be the perfect to place use the stencil pattern.
I purchased this nice plain Coco Doormat from Amazon. I really like the natural material, and they work well for removing dirt from your shoes.
I used spray adhesive and an exterior black spray paint. Spray the back of the stencil with the adhesive, and press down all over the stencil to make sure no paint will sneak underneath. Shake up your can of paint and keep it perpendicular to the stencil while spraying short spurts of paint. Let dry for a few minutes and remove. Allow the paint to completely dry before moving the doormat to its new home.
Note: It's a good idea to place newspaper on the area outside the stencil to catch any over-spray.
I decided to move the stencil pattern around to place the leaf section in the corners for an extra touch.
I like the look of the black paint on the natural fiber, and the quote is so cute.
What a fun and useful project this was. I don't know about you but I find that challenges are a great way to spark my creativity. Anyway, It sure looks a lot better than the old rug, and I love the greeting.
Now, let's see what the others created:
C.D. @ C.D.'s Country Living