What can you do with a large spring stencil pattern? See how easy and inexpensive it is to create a welcome mat with a simple stencil.
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.