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There are so many things in the summer that get tracked into the house! Grass, sand, mud, the list goes on. This month for Handmade Monthly I decided that I would share something that I needed for my backdoor! I had a doormat out there, but it seemed like everyone barely used it. I was constantly sweeping up dry grass and whatever else got tracked in. So, somewhat tongue in cheek and somewhat seriously, I took my cue from a shampoo bottle and made this mat that says, "Wipe yer feet! REPEAT."
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
That was the basic overview. Here are the things I would do to make it easier.
In the end, I like the look of this mat by my backdoor. I think that the embossing will hold up better than just paint, but of course, using just paint is a definite possibility. I hope you will take some of my tips to heart, to make your mat less labor intensive!
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!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!