Decorating for Easter is so much fun. Don’t you just love the pastel colours and seeing cute little bunnies everywhere? Today I thought I’d share a fun project that you can make to welcome your family and friends starting right at the front door! So lets get down to seeing How To Make An Easter Door Mat.
How To Make An Easter Door Mat
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When it comes to stencilling it’s better to start off lighly with your paint and let it dry. Then apply a second coat if needed. This prevents bleeding under the stencil and your paint follows the lines with each coat. When is comes to stencilling door mats your working with a tricky surface but it is achievable, just make sure you get a low pile mat. Because if you don’t it will make your design quite blurry.
- Quality door mat – The one I used for this project was an Ikea Trampa.
- Fusion Mineral Paint Samples- Echinacia, Coal Black, Picket Fence and Little Lamb. It’s best to use Fusion for this project because it has a built in top coat for extra out door protection
- Painters Tape
- Foam Wedges
- Easter Stencil – I designed and made this one especially for our workshops but this Happy Easter stencil from Amazon will work too
- Disposable gloves
- Selleys Water Shield – from Bunnings or Flex Sealer if your overseas
Step 1 – Apply your stencil to your mat making sure it’s nice and centre. Then using painters tape secure your stencil in place. Go around twice if you need to.
Step 2 – Pop on your disposable gloves because this bit gets a bit messy. Using Little Lamb start pouncing lightly on the bunny. Let dry and repeat. Then using Echinacia apply to the truck, Coal Black for the writing and Picket Fence for the bunny tail using the same process as the bunny.
Step 3 – Let your mat completely dry and then apply a coat of Selleys Water Sheild for extra protection. Make sure that you do this outside and let completly dry for 24hrs before using.
And your all done! Hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial on jazzing up a plain door matt for Easter.