I get it. Just because we can DIY something, doesn’t mean we always want to, right? Well, today whether you DIY it or Buy it, I’m going to show you Floral Floor Mats You’ll Want in your Home right meow…
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First up is if you want to buy it. Bath mats and kitchen mats tend to be, shall we say, boring. They are utilitarian items that take a lot of abuse. After striking out on finding fun and floral mats at my regular online shopping haunts, I ended up on Etsy – where there is an abundance of PRETTY MATS!! Most of them are less than $40 and appear to be quite thick and plush.
Below is a selection of my favourite four floral-esque mats (links and descriptions are below this image).
- Lavender Bath Mat ($38 on Etsy Canada)
- Blush and Green Floral Mat . ($32 on Etsy)
- Coconut Bath Mat ($32 on Etsy)
- Customizeable Family Name Bath Mat in Green ($32 on Etsy)
Okay, but if you WANT to DIY one – you can! This tutorial is a few years old, but it still holds up. I’m resharing it today to show you how easy it is to create something! In fact, this is such an easy DIY you could do it over and over again each season using the same piece of vinyl. Read on and see what I mean 🙂
Here is what you need to Make your OWN Bath or Kitchen Floor Mat
- remnant piece of cotton fabric larger than the size of your desired mat
- remnant piece of vinyl flooring (preferrably in a light colour so it doesn’t bleed through)
- Spray Adhesive
- Duct Tape
- Clear Coat Polycrylic in Matte Finish
- Fabric Scissors
- Utility Knife
First use your utility knife to cut your vinyl piece down to the size you want. A good size is 2×3, but you can pick whatever size you want. Then spray a good coat of adhesive on the top of the vinyl and place your fabric squarely on top. Make sure you work quickly to get rid of the air bubbles or wrinkles!
Now fold the edges of the fabric onto the back of the vinyl like you are wrapping a present and secure it tightly with duct tape. No one is going to see this part, so just make sure it’s good and secure.
The last step is to add a solid and thin coat of Polycrylic to the FRONT of the mat. This will take quite a while to dry and you’ll want to do two or three coats to ensure great protection. Do it in a well ventilated area and let it dry for at least three days before moving it into place in your house.
And there you go! Your own fabric and vinyl floor mat!
Peace and love!
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