A lazy afternoon combined with a coffee based beverage and a good DIY craft is the making of a perfect afternoon. Today's project was a DIY monogram doormat, which is cheap and easy.
To start I created my template in Adobe InDesign, but any graphics or word editor will do. Simply determine how big you want your letters to be (ours letters are 5” tall), type your text and print. For our stencil we used the font GeoSans Light for the S and A, and PT Sans for the ampersand.
Next we took our letters printed on thick cardstock (in our case matte photo paper) and cut it out using the exacto knife. When cutting, be careful to leave part of the centers of the letter attached to the stencil, or you will need to carefully tape it on afterwards.
To begin stenciling tape your stencil in place, and take your Paint Marker and colour in the stencil. Although this project can be done with paint and fabric medium or spray paint, I found you get much more crisp letters with the paint marker and in doesn’t change the texture like a thick coat of paint and medium might. Better still, it is cheaper to buy one paint marker, and it is easier to touch-up sections of the stencil with the marker than a paintbrush.
Alex and I enjoy the clean modern feel of the rug, but for something more traditional you could switch the font to a serif font and place your initals in the middle.