Yay, after a super hot summer it finally feels like FALL in SoCal!
While I don't do a ton of decorating for this season, I do like to add some autumn touches to our front porch to welcome visitors. This project is simple but packs a punch of fall right at your feet.
ScanNCut machine and accessories
USB flash drive (see the compatible ones HERE)
Clear shelf liner paper
Watch the how-to video below:
Step 1 – Create or download the cut files you are planning on using onto your USB flash drive, or use the designs that are already pre-installed onto the machine.
Step 2 – Cut the shelf liner paper to 12” x 12”. I like to use shelf liner for this type of stencil because it's easier than vinyl to transfer from the backing to the doormat without using transfer paper, and it's sticky so it keeps your stencil from wiggling around...especially those inner bits, like the letters “a” has.
Step 3 – Apply the shelf liner paper to the mat.
Step 4 – Plug your USB flash drive into you ScanNCut and then retrieve the cut file off of the flash drive by click on “patterns”:
Then click on “saved data”:
Then click on the USB flash drive icon and scroll through to find your file:
Step 5 – Cut out your design. I set my blade to around 3, and my pressure to 0, but you may need to adjust yours differently.
Step 6 – Remove the cut design from the mat and keep the negative part, separating it from the backing. Apply cut shelf paper to the mat using a ruler to make sure it's placed on the mat straight.
Step 7 – Be sure to save those inner pieces to the letters that have them and place those onto the rug too.
Step 8 – Gently paint the stencil using a small amount of paint so that it doesn't seep under the stencil. It's best to start your paintbrush on the stencil and brush onto the mat.
Once you're finished painting remove the stencil and allow to dry.
Sponsor: Brother International
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.