We're no strangers to posting about the crafty ideas of local Austinite Jennifer Perkins, and when we came across her newly DIY painted doormat, we had to share. It wasn't just the simple and easy-to-do way in which she did it, we also loved her idea for pattern inspiration.
Starting with a plain doormat, Jennifer grabbed a few more supplies—some Tulip Soft Fabric Paint, fabric markers and Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching by Jenny Hart—and got to work using the adorable stitching designs as tracing templates for a cute pattern. Already simple enough for embroidery work, the templates make an excellent choice when converting them for use for painting. Mixing and matching designs, she came up with a simple but effective bird and cage arrangement, along with a friendly welcoming greeting! Staring down at our own naked door step, we can't help but feel this craft idea would be a perfect little project to complete quickly. For a full supply list and more information, check out the full post: I Love to Create - Delightful Doormat.
Also, it's true! We totally love all the stuff Jennifer Perkins does and this is hardly the first time we've posted about her. Want more? How about a house tour, a nursery tour and even another crafty how-to (this time for the backyard). What's your doormat situation right now? Naked? Snarky and store bought? Crafty and handmade? Let us know!