Personalized Doormat

What's better than receiving a personalized doormat?  How about making a personalized doormat for only $7!
The following is a tutorial on how you can turn this.....
....into this!
The doormats are from Walmart and cost only $6.98.
Once you have your mats, select two round objects that are different sizes.  I found two plates, a large and a small.  First trace the larger circle with a permanent marker.
Then trace the smaller circle.
Next, print an initial in a font of your choice.  My computer wouldn't make the letters large enough.  So I went online and googled "Letter K images" and found a font that I liked. Then dragged the image into Pages (which is Mac's Word program) and dragged the corners of the image to enlarge it to the correct size.  Another option is to print a letter on your computer and run to Kinko's to enlarge it on the copier. Cut out your letter.
Measure the center of the circle and place the letter in the correct spot.


Trace the letter with a permanent marker.

Grab some craft paint. I used the $0.99 bottle of paint from Michael's and an old paintbrush.
Start painting.

I painted two of these is less than 30 minutes, so it's really a quick (and did I mention inexpensive?!) project!  They make great teacher gifts, hostess gifts or a treat for yourself!

Only one more to go and my teacher gifts will be complete!

Have fun creating!! (Note: The best place to use these are under a covered porch,where the weather won't further deteriorate them.  I may try and spray an acrylic coat on top to see if that extends their life a bit.)


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