When I saw this personalized doormat on Zulily a while ago, I knew I wanted to use it as inspiration as a craft piece somehow.I recently got some canvas panels to review and thought one of them would be the perfect medium to make a personalized welcome sign for our entry way using the doormat idea. I wanted to share my craft with you all because I think this would make a great gift, and homemade gifts for the holidays need to be started … well now! (Because you know we get so busy and before you know it, it will be November!) You could even use this as a cute gift for a child to present to a teacher by changing the surname to “our classroom” or “Ms. So and So’s Class”, etc.
As a lot of my crafts do, this uses a die cut machine. I personally own a Silhouette Cameo, but a Cricut would work just fine too. I know not everyone has one of these machines, but if you like the crafts I do with them…why not get one?! 🙂 That being said, stencils with paint, or stickers work also if you can find words and alphabet typography that appeal to you.
I started with an 8×10 Canvas Panel. This is different than canvas on a frame. It is canvas wrapped around a board and so it is flat on both sides. It’s really nice to work with.Then I painted it with two coats of black pearl acrylic paint, using a soft napped roller. After it was dry I coated it with Matte Modge Podge. Using a bronze shade of vinyl, I cut the ‘hello’ and ‘welcome to the litkes’ using my Silhouette machine and then transferred it to the canvas with transfer paper.Altogether this project costs less than $5 (assuming you already have a Silhouette or Cricut that is!).
I cannot wait to get started on my next craft project using the canvas panels.