I think these mats would make great gifts as a housewarming gift for people with kids. Or, change the words and they would be suitable any time of year for the front or the backdoor! Or, how about for an RV , camper or cabin?
I found the mat I used at Dollar Tree! That's right! A doormat for $!.00! They have them on their website to order in bulk, and they have a bunch in their store. I decided to use embossing powder with my heat gun to create my design. It was pretty much a learning experience as I figured out what to do. I'll show you what I did and tell you what I learned!
paint brush or foam brush
- Make sure you have white embossing powder and not clear! (Um, yes, I did that.) The clear won't show well on glue. I ended up using the chalkboard marker to fill in the words and then you the clear embossing powder to give it sparkle.
- Apply the embossing powder very carefully just where you want it to be or it will leave sparkles all over your mat and everywhere else. I like to just take a pinch and put it right where I want it to go.
- Don't hold the heat gun in one place for too long or your mat will melt.
I had fun trying to come up with good messages for my backdoor mat. If you have anymore cute sayings or ideas, let me know!