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Make your own easy DIY Doormat with your Cricut and these 11 free SVG files!

hello sunshine svg file on door mat

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FREE Doormat SVG Files

I’m totally a sucker for cute and funny doormats, and I recently discovered the quickest and easiest way to make your own inexpensive DIY doormats with your Cricut machine! Come learn how to make your own custom DIY doormats with Cricut – all it takes is a blank coir doormat, some freezer paper, paint, and your Cricut machine!

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for 10 more Totally Free Doormat SVG files that I know you’re going to love!

How to Make a DIY Doormat with Cricut

hello sunshine svg file on doormat

Supplies Needed:

hello sunshine svg file in cricut design space

To begin, upload your SVG into Cricut Design Space. If you need help uploading the file, you can find step-by-step directions for How to Upload an SVG to Cricut Design Space here!

Size the design to fit your doormat. You’ll notice in the right hand column that it shows a warning for the sunshine layer. This warning is letting you know that the image is too large to be cut on a single mat, even when using the 12 x 24 sized mat.

how to slice sunshine svg file in cricut design space

In order to cut the sun in the extra-large size that we need for the doormat, we will need to slice and cut the sun into two separate pieces. First, un-group the sun and text layers.

Next, insert a square shape layer that is slightly larger than the sun. Place the square on top of the sun so that it bisects it into two pieces without cutting through any of the sun’s rays. Select the sun and the square layers, and click on the Slice Tool in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

slice results in cricut design space

After slicing the images, you will be left with new layers that you don’t need. Go ahead and delete the two dark grey layers.

hello sunshine sliced in cricut design space

You will see that the yellow sun has now been sliced into two layers as well.

sizing the hello sunshine in cricut design space

Re-size the “Hello, Sunshine!” if needed. I made mine 11.5″ wide so that I could fit it on a classic 12″ x 12″ cutting mat. When finished, click the green “Make It” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

cutting freezer paper to size with various tools and cutting mat

Next, cut your freezer paper to size and place it on your Cricut mat. I used two 12″ x 24″ pieces along with one 12″ x 12″ piece.

Note: You have the option of cutting the freezer paper with the shiny side up or the shiny side down on the mat. Personally, I prefer to work shiny side UP (I feel like it adheres much better to the cutting mat this way!), so that means that I need to mirror my images when cutting them.

preview of file on cutting mat in cricut design space

Adjust the position of each cut on the mat, keeping in mind how they will be positioned on the mat for stenciling, and mirror the image if you’re working shiny-side-up.

cricut with material loaded onto mat

Cut the freezer paper with your Cricut machine. When weeding the excess, make sure to hang on to the small pieces from inside the letters – you’ll need those later!

easy press going over freezer paper onto the door mat

Piece the two sides of the sun stencil together and secure with heat-resistant tape. Place the freezer paper stencil in place on the mat, shiny side down, and use the EasyPress 2 to adhere the freezer paper stencil to the mat. The temperature necessary will depend upon your individual mat – I ended up using 350 degrees for 30 seconds and giving all of the areas of my stencil two presses to firmly secure it to the doormat.

sunshine stencil taped to doormat

If desired, you can also add straight pins to areas of the stencil to help hold them in place. I pinned around the circular edge of the sun. Then, cover the rest of the mat using painter’s tape and scrap cardboard.

sunshine stencil with spray of yellow paint

In a well-ventilated area, use the spray paint to paint the sun. Be sure to spray straight down and not at an angle. Allow the paint to dry for 15 minutes and then repeat the process for a second coat. Allow to dry for 15 minutes before carefully removing the stencil. Then, allow the paint to dry completely.

(You can see here that I originally started with Summer Squash yellow-colored spray paint, but I quickly realized that shade was too light and switched to Golden Sunset instead!)

hello sunshine text stencil placed onto doormat

Next, repeat the process for the text. Because there are a lot more angles and small areas with the text, I pinned down the edges before I pressed the freezer paper with the EasyPress 2 this time! Don’t forget to add those little interior pieces that you saved when you were weeding the design!

hello sunshine painted with black

Mask off the other areas of the rug, and paint the stencil with black spray paint. Allow to dry for 15 minutes, repeat, remove stencil, and then allow to dry completely. Finish the mat with two coats of matte spray sealer (optional, but highly recommended!) and allow it to dry.

finished doormat project on door step

Easy peasy and SUPER cute, don’t you think?!

hello sunshine finished easy door mat project made with cricut

I layered my cute new DIY doormat over a black and white buffalo plaid mat that I picked up from Amazon a while back.

hello sunshine doormat in front of door

I’m totally thrilled with how it came out, and I want to make ALL the DIY doormats for every occasion now!

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10 More Doormat SVG Files

If you like my Hello Sunshine SVG file, you’re going to LOVE these Doormat SVG files from my Totally Free friends!

Click on the links below to be taken to the download page for each individual file:

Please Leave by 9
Please Leave by 9
Welcome Y’all
Welcome Y’all
There’s, Like, a Lot of Kids in Here
There’s, Like, a Lot of Kids in Here
Come In, We Are Awesome
Come In, We Are Awesome
Welcome, We Hope You Like Big Dogs
Welcome, We Hope You Like Big Dogs
Nice Shoes
Nice Shoes
There’s, Like, Hella Kids in Here
There’s, Like, Hella Kids in Here
Shut the Front Door
Shut the Front Door

They’re all SO much fun! Which one are you going to download first?

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collage of doormat svg files on doormats

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  1. this is awesome. The designs are great but the instructions are amazing. I learned several things about using the cricut with this tutorial. Thank you so very much.