I saw this doormat on Pinterest the other day and knew I needed it immediately. The author even included PDF files for tracing and cutting. Truly crafty people are so great. Wouldn't this be cute for a new home gift too?
However, her files would not work with my cutting machine. Such terrible crafting problems I have, I know. So I just popped into the virtual store associated with my machine and found a font that I loved just about as much. .75 cents later it was mine. I followed her scale for the layout and just sent the 12x12 paper through the machine.
I taped the stencil in place and using some leftover acrylic paint and my one stencil brush, I gave it a shot. Worst case I would be out .75 and the $10 I paid for the mat.
But it worked perfectly! I gave it a quick coat of polyurethane and put it in front of the door.
I am now working on not cringing when people walk over it and/or asking them if they like my mat. You know I get so excited about my crafts.