Hi Shulas & Shulos,
Happy New Year! I have been holiday-MIA, sorry. Nonetheless, I have set my new year’s BLOG GOALS, not resolutions since they do not have the same commitment effects on me. This year I hope to post more easy DIY tutorials, fun outfits, event ideas and share more trips with you all (even the ones I have yet to post from last year!). Striving with every post to spread creativity, new skills, entertain you and maybe even inspire you.
One of the ways I welcomed the new year, was by sprucing up my front porch. A quick (also cheap!) solution is to upgrade your doormat, and why not personalize it with a message from you. Here is my, Do.It.Yo’self…..Hi Shula Doormat.
Chula or Shula (How I prefer to write it) [choo-law; English choo-lah]
Spanish, Mexican Slang for pretty, or beautiful.
There are many creative ways that you can personalize this DIY to reflect your style and welcome message.
Here’s what you will need:
Natural, Doormat (I found mine at Ikea, Trampa $9)
Spray Paint (Hobby Lobby, $3)
Acrylic Paint (Hobby Lobby, $2.50)
Start by placing masking tape around the doormat to create a simple grid around the mat.
To create the “Hi Shula” stencils, use a computer program that you can easily type in (such as Word or Illustrator)“Hi Shula” or the message of your choosing. Select a font that is thick and visible at about size 700. You will print one letter per page. Print on thick construction paper, and cut with scissors.
Then place your cut outs on your mat and pin each letter down with plenty of sewing pins.
Now spray paint! Shake the container according to the directions on the label. Hold the can parallel to the mat (this will prevent from paint going under the stencils). Depending on what color of paint you choose you may or may not have to spray your mat more than once.
Let the mat dry completely. Remove the letters/tape. Then fill in the letters/grid with using the acrylic paint. Use a thick paint brush with a good amount of paint and press it into your mat.
Once the paint is dry, upgrade your porch with a brand new custom doormat! It will make you smile and welcome your guests with a warm message that is very you.
Be sure to spread the comment love below, and share my DIY with your friends.