Follow along with our step by step photo tutorial to create a freezer paper stencil and transform a basic coir door mat into a custom creation fit for a snow queen. This DIY Frozen Door mat featuring lovable Olaf is sure to give you the warm fuzzies!
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With winter comes colder weather and snowier boots so make sure to dress your door step with a door mat to wipe them off. If there’s a case of Frozen fever in your home, go the DIY approach to this winter home staple and create a door mat with Olaf smiley face! This versatile do-it-yourself project uses freezer paper, a cheap and versatile material that can be used either to wrap your meat or make arts and crafts!
DIY Frozen Door Mat Supplies:
- 18 x 30” Coir Door Mat (I got mine at Home Depot)
- Cricut Maker
- Freezer Paper
- Parchment Paper
- Acrylic Paint – white, black, orange, navy blue
- Foam brushes
- Painter’s Tape
- DIY-Frozen-Door-mat SVG cut file
Freezer paper has a plastic or wax coated side that can adhere to some surfaces, like a coir mat, when heated. You can create your own stencil using a scissor/X-acto knife method or by using our SVG cut file and a cutting machine.
First, cut pieces of freezer paper that will fit your cutting machine’s mat, laying them shiny side down. Tips: Use a brayer to lay it down smoothly. Change your blade if it’s been a while!
Set your Cricut to the lowest material setting if it’s an Explore Air 2 or select “Freezer Paper” if it’s a Cricut Maker. Tip: move the designs to the center of your mat before cutting. This will lessen any painting mistakes that are near the edges of the paper.
Remember you’ll be using the negative part of this template so you want to keep any inners of your letters or designs. In this photo above, you’ll see all the inners of the words still on the mat which will be added onto the doormat so I am saving them.
Lay the freezer paper stencils down on your coir door mat. Heat an iron and lay it over the stencils to adhere them to the door mat.
Make sure to include those inners in position!
In the case of this design, you’ll need to paint Olaf on in three steps. For the first layer, adhere the Olaf’s body and the letters onto the mat. You might need to use painter’s tape to cover any ends where the stencils are really close to the edge. You don’t want any paint to accidently get in the wrong part of the door mat!
Apply paint on the stencils using an up and down motion. Do NOT try to brush the paint on as it will chew your brush apart and might get paint under the stencil.
Once dry, peel the stencil.
Lay the second stencil for the black parts of Olaf on top of the white body. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of stencil before ironing to adhere to the mat. This will prevent any paint from getting on your iron.
Paint with black acrylic paint. Again, use that up an down motion. Once dry, peel the stencil.
Repeat to complete the third layer of Olaf’s body, the orange nose.
Apply the stencils for the white snowflakes around on the mat. Paint then peel away the freezer paper stencil to reveal your new Frozen door mat featuring that lovable Olaf!
Put your DIY Frozen Door Mat at your doorstep this winter for a spot to wipe your snowy boots.
Make sure to lay it out before your Frozen birthday party.
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