Wipe your Paws Welcome door mat is a fun addition to any entry way! I have Included 2 fun designs for you. Once is Welcome, wipe your paws and the other is Welcome, Please leave by 9! However, don’t just think welcome mat! You can take Welcome and make signs, etc! there are so many possibilities!!
This weeks FREE welcome mat and sign SVG/Cut files can be found in the Freebie Library. File number is 39. I have also created a video tutorial along with some quick directions below on how I made my mat and some pointers! Remember to please share what you created! Check me out on Facebook and Instagram and remember a pintrest pin is always appreciated!!
Wipe Your Paws Supply List
- Cutting Machine and software
- Welcome Mat and sign (click on the link)
- Freezer paper – sorry, you can’t your wax paper
- Press and Seal
- Coir Mat – I purchased mine from Home Depot.
- Outdoor acrylic Paint – I purchased mine from #michaels
- Paint brush
- Spray sealer – Seal after you are done painting. I had some clear flexseal on hand
- Weeding tools, scissors, cutting knife, etc
- Heat sourse – iron, easy press, etc
- Push pins if you want – they would be used for the center of the letters.
Video Tutorial – Welcome Mat
Wipe Your Paws
Here are the steps I took to make the Welcome Mat
Step 1 – Open the SVG file in your cutting software (note: if you have the free version of Silhouette studio you will need the DFX files). I kept my size to 12×24 cutting mat.
Step 2 – Prep your mat. Put your freezer paper on the mat wax side down and cut out the design.
Step 3 – Once the design it cut leave it on the mat and weed out the letters. Remember, this is a stencil so you want to take out the areas where you are going to be applying paint.
Step 4 – Next, take your press and seal and your squeegee and apply it to the wax paper. I left it on the roll and use the squeegee to adhere and flatten as I go. Once i had it on I flipped the mat over and removed the mat from the freezer paper/press and seal.
Step 5 – Place the freezer paper\press and seal design on your mat. Position it where you want it to go. I did the paws separately so I placed my design lower on my mat. I then used heat to adhere the freezer paper. I did use a heat press. However, a board under the mat would have helped so that it doesn’t move on you and loosen the freezer paper. Once you have it on the mat where you want it to be. Peel back the press and seal so it will be out of the way of your heat source. I did 315 for a few seconds. Then, move onto the next area. For the centers of your letters you can use push pins or hold while you are painting them. Once everything is pressed down you can move onto painting.
Step 6 – Now take your outdoor acrylic paint and a brush and dab it into the mat. I was not stingy on paint. Make sure you keep your paint close to the area you are working on. I travel and it dropped. So take note…
Step 7 – One you are done painting and with the paint wet pull the freezer paper off. Then i did the paws. I did not heat set them since they were small.
Step 8 – Once your mat is dry i put a spray sealer on it. I had some clear flexiseal and used that.
Step 9 – Place by your entrance way or give as a gift and enjoy!!!!
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!! Also, remember I include it in the bottom of the weekly email too! 😉 ) and download Number 39 – Welcome Mat and Sign. The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
I really hope you enjoy my welcome design and the mat we created! Remember a ? Pinterest pin would be so appreciated! I can’t wait to see what you create. Please share with me. You can come back here and add a comment or add one to Facebook too!
Also, please check out my shop. I am always adding new designs. You might also find ready made tumblers or some other goodies in there in the future!!!
If you have any questions or run into an issue please let me know!!!
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