Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DIY: Star Wars Inspired Door Mat

You may not be aware, but I watched Star Wars for the first time back in November. I had promised my husband that I would watch it with him once we got married, I finally did it and I loved it! I'm slightly obsessed to be honest. I am, of course, a big Han Solo and Chewie fan so I decided to make this in their honor.



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Materials:
A doormat (from Ikea for $5!)
Paint
Brushes
Ruler (to make sure your letters are straight
Stencil (Print it here!)
Sharpie
Scissors
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**EDITED TO ADD: So I guess my pin has gotten a little popular on Pinterest, so I wanted to address some comments I have seen on my pin:

1. Sorry if the lack of comma bothers you, but seriously, that is no problem. Just add it when you try it yourself! I didn't really like the way it looked so I removed it ;)
2. For the paint to not just get soaked, use a straw door mat from Ikea. They are only like $5!! They work so much better!
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Steps: 
1. Print out the stencil! 
2. Cut out the letters and put the stencil together on the mat to visualize where the letter will go. Use a ruler if you want!
3. Use tape to keep the stencil down.


4. Since this is a paper stencil, you can't just paint over it because the paint would go through the paper so the best thing is to take a sharpie and trace around the letters



5. After you finish tracing the letters, start painting them with a brush. 




6. Let dry for 24 - 48 hours and use! (As you can see, I ended up removing the triple dots)







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