It’s Day 5 of National Craft Month! This crafty floor mat, designed by Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts, is a fun way to add some color and creativity to your entryway. This thrifty craft is easy to make and so useful! Don’t forget to join us on Periscope for a live-streamed craft every day this month. Plus, scroll down for info on how to win our epic craft giveaways!
Is your front porch looking a little ho-hum? Maybe you need to dress up your doorstep! It’s easy to create a custom floor mat using a dollar store supply and a new line of block stamps from Plaid.
Plaid’s Fabric Creations is a complete block-printing system that includes wood block-inspired stamps featuring bohemian, tribal, and geometric designs, as well as fabric ink and all the accessories you need to make block printing simple and streamlined.
I found my black floor mat at Dollar Tree.
Supplies needed for the Block Stamped Floor Mat:
- A floor mat
- Plaid Fabric Creations Stamps (your choice)
- Plaid Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink
- Plaid Fabric Creations Sponge Cubes
- A paper plate or palette for your fabric ink
- (Optional) Plaid Fabric Creations Cleaning Brush
1. Prepare your work-space. Cover your working surface with newspaper, if desired.
2. Shake the Plaid Fabric Creations Soft Fabric ink, then squeeze a bit onto your palette.
3. Dab the Plaid Fabric Creations Sponge Cube into the ink to distribute it across one side of the cube.
4. Dab the paint onto the surface of the Plaid Fabric Creations Stamp. You don’t need to overload the stamp with ink, but do make sure the surface of the stamp is covered. You might want to test-stamp on a scratch paper before you begin, to get a feel for the stamp.
5. Stamp your first impression right on the center of the mat.
6. Repeat process, and add stamps around the first stamp. I stamped at the north, east, south, and west of my center stamp, and then filled in around the design from there.
7. Continue to fill in the design, working in a radial pattern.
Since your floor mat is rectangular, you will need to improvise when your design reaches the top and bottom of the mat. Just fill in as needed.
8. Allow ink to dry according to package directions, and set ink according to package directions.
Now who would guess that you got this fabulous new floor mat from the dollar store?
You can use Plaid Fabric Creations stamps on all sorts of surfaces, from fabric, to t-shirts, to paper. Use your imagination, and embellish your whole house!
For more great tutorials, check out DollarStoreCrafts.com!
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