Learning how to make a doormat with Cricut was genius because now I have a fun Mickey halloween doormat with pumpkin Mickey!
Mickey Halloween Doormat
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am all about that Mickey life. You can have so much fun making DIY Disney crafts and this Mickey Halloween doormat is particularly fun. Colorful, bright and full of Mickey’s trademark cheer, this is one DIY doormat you won’t want to miss.
The best part, for me, is definitely the pumpkin Mickey design with the big smile and those pumpkin ears. So, grab some outdoor acrylic paint and let’s get started.
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Tips for How to Make a Doormat with Cricut
- Start by grabbing the Halloween Mickey cut file set here. This is such a fun design, you can make anything with it like a card, a sign or any other halloween Mickey craft – so fun.
- Although this particular tutorial is focused on how to make a doormat with Cricut, you are certainly not required to use a Cricut. Not only will this cut file set work for any cutting machine, but it will also work, even if you don’t have a cutting machine. To make this with no cutting machine, just print the design as a template to then cut your vinyl stencil by hand.
- Most of the other DIY doormat crafts I’ve seen will just be one color and they usually recommend something like flex seal or other outdoor spray painting method, but I wanted more color. So I made my doormat with outdoor acrylic paints like these. With a stiff brush and taking time to go over it with multiple coats, the color is going to really pop!
- Although typically when you paint by putting the pigment on top of the material (paint on the paper), with the coir mat, you want it to really be embedded. So, plan on using a stiff stencil brush like this and really get that paint down between the bristles of the mat for the best results.
How Do I Make this Mickey Halloween Doormat?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Masking Tape or Painters Tape
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Fine Cutting Blade
- Light Grip Mat
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tools
- Permanent or Removable Vinyl
- Stiff Stencil Paint Brushes
- Download the Mickey halloween cut file and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Follow the prompts to resize the design to fit the size of your doormat.
- Select the entire design and click "attach" in the bottom right corner so that all of the elements will stay together on the mat so the weeding process is easier for you. Do not select "weld" as that will actually join the line work.
- Follow the prompts to cut the file from the vinyl and load the vinyl into the machine as directed.
- Remove the vinyl from the machine and weed the elements that you do not need in order to make a stencil for the lettering only. Leave all of the pumpkin Mickey elements in place. We will paint in stages and will need each of those to protect the next area.
- Place the transfer tape across the weeded vinyl design and rub it down to affix the transfer tape to the vinyl design elements.
- Peel the transfer tape and attached vinyl off of the vinyl backing sheet. Then place the vinyl elements onto the doormat where desired.
- Gently press down the design (it will not stick well, but it will stick enough) and remove the transfer tape. In order to help get the vinyl to stay in place, just in case, tape down the edges of the vinyl onto the mat.
- Remove the vinyl covering the innermost section (the nose, mouth, and eyes) and, working in an up-and-down motion, , getting the paint down into the bristles of the mat, paint the exposed portion (I used a light yellow).
- Remove the vinyl covering the next "inner" pieces (the creases of the pumpkin shapes) and paint the exposed portion (I used a dark orange).
- Remove the vinyl covering the larger pumpkin shape and carefully paint around the pumpkin shape, taking care around each of the already painted areas.
- With black paint paint the lettering for "hey there".
- Go back over the entire design with a second coat of paint, if desired.
- Remove the vinyl stencil in its entirety while the paint is still damp. Allow the doormat to dry completely then put it on your porch because it's complete!
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If you’re making a Cricut crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our how to make a doormat with Cricut video tutorial.
More Disney Halloween Ideas You Might Like
- Halloween Pumpkin Mickey Ears – These are literally the most fun halloween Mickey ears I’ve ever made – and so easy too!
- Free Hocus Pocus SVG Files for Cricut or Silhouette – Want to spice up your doormat with a little magic? This is for you!
- DIY Disney Costumes for Girls – All the best DIY costumes for all the Disney princesses and more!
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