Cricut Ramadan Doormat DIY

Create your own, customizable, fun & cheeky Ramadan doormat on your Cricut

Published 3/3/2022

This Cricut Ramadan Doormat DIY is playful. Fun, cute, silly, but also difficult. I’m going to be real honest here, it’s not a quick and easy craft. It’s a craft that takes time and a load of patience – particularly if you’ve never dealt with a doormat and it’s unkind texture. Because your vinyl won’t stick very well, but is it worth it in the end? We think so.  A YouTube tutorial for this Ramadan Cricut craft is on its way over on our YouTube channel. Subscribe & follow to get notifications. We hope to bring you more Ramadan Cricut projects & ideas in the future!

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Supplies

Let’s run through the supplies really quick. Because this craft does need a fair amount of more unusual pieces due to it’s size. Products are linked, or visit our Amazon storefront

Create the message for the doormat

  1. Measure your mat
    1. The IKEA one was 35 wide 23 ½ inches tall
  2. Determine what size you’d like your message. Ours was around 12 tall x 17 ½ wide
  3. Design your message, or use ours – get it here
  4. Select all of the words by highlighting them
  5. Group them together
  6. Leave them highlighted and weld the message together
Islamic Printable: Imam Ghazali Quote

Make it into a stencil

  1. Go to shapes and add a rectangle.
  2. Make the rectangle the same size as the letters
  3. Move the message group above the rectangle
  4. Highlight the message & the rectangle
  5. Slice everything together
Islamic Printable: Imam Ghazali Quote

Leave just the stencil

  1. Now remove the top 2 layers of the design.
  2. Delete the just font layers until you’re left with the box with the font stencil
  3. Now it’s time to print
Islamic Printable: Imam Ghazali Quote

Place the vinyl on the cutting mat

  1. Now it’s time to cut the vinyl to size
  2. We cut a 12×18 size for the vinyl
  3. Lay the vinyl on your printing mat, make sure to get all the air bubbles out.
  4. And make sure you have lots of space behind your Cricut for your mat to go through
Islamic Printable: Imam Ghazali Quote

Cut the message

  1. On your Cricut machine select vinyl
  2. Select ‘make it’
  3. Hit continue
  4. Load your mat & hit the loading button on your machine
  5. Once loaded, hit cut on your machine
  6. Once it’s done cutting, unload the mat
Islamic Printable: Imam Ghazali Quote

Weed out the message

  1. Take the vinyl off the mat
  2. Wed your stencil by removing the letters and the far outside area to leave the rectangle in place

Place the transfer tape on top

  1. Trim your transfer tape to size
  2. Take your transfer tape and place it over the top of your stencil, smoothing out any bubbles

Remove the vinyl

  1. Before you peel, measure the stencil and mark where you’d like to place it on your doormat. So you’re ready to go.
  2. Peel the transfer tape and stencil away from the stencil backing
  3. This takes a lot of patience, go slow

Place the message on the doormat

Describe the image below and why you like it and where you can use it

Tape the message down

  1. Place the stencil on the doormat lightly. Before you push it down, measure once more to make sure it’s centered
  2. Scrape the stencil down onto the doormat
  3. As you start to peel the contact paper off, start to tape down your design. Use loads of tape and be careful – your stencil will still move.
  4. Continue to peel the transfer tape off and add the rest of your tape

Paint

  1. Take your acrylic or outdoor paint and using a foam brush, paint over the stencil. Make sure you do it around medium pressure. Don’t worry about every crevice, you can fill that in after the stencil is off. You really want to make sure at least the outline is there
  2. Remove the stencil once you’re done or wait around 10 minutes. As always, be careful as the paint is wet
  3. Weed out the smaller sections

After the stencil

Not great. Let’s fill it in.

Fill in

  1. Take your thin paintbrush and go in to finish filling out the message and smoothing out the design

Message after

Much better!

On display

  1. Let it sit for 24 hours before doing anything

Supplies

Cricut Instructions – Design

  1. Measure your mat
    1. The IKEA one was 35 wide 23 ½ inches tall
  2. Determine what size you’d like your message. Ours was around 12 tall x 17 ½ wide
  3. Design your message, or use ours – get it here
  4. Select all of the words by highlighting them 
  5. Group them together
  6. Leave them highlighted and weld the message together
  7. Go to shapes and add a rectangle.
  8. Make the rectangle the same size as the letters
  9. Move the message group above the rectangle
  10. Highlight the message & the rectangle
  11. Slice everything together
  12. Now remove the top 2 layers of the design.  
  13. Delete the just font layers until you’re left with the box with the font stencil
  14. Now it’s time to print

Cut the Vinyl

  1. Now it’s time to cut the vinyl to size
  2. We cut a 12×18 size for the vinyl 
  3. Lay the vinyl on your printing mat, make sure to get all the air bubbles out.
  4. And make sure you have lots of space behind your Cricut for your mat to go through

Cricut Instructions – Print

  1. On your Cricut machine select vinyl 
  2. Select ‘make it’ 
  3. Hit continue
  4. Load your mat & hit the loading button on your machine
  5. Once loaded, hit cut on your machine 
  6. Once it’s done cutting, unload the mat
  7. Take the vinyl off the mat
  8. Wed your stencil by removing the letters and the far outside area to leave the rectangle in place
  9. Trim your transfer tape to size
  10. Take your transfer tape and place it over the top of your stencil, smoothing out any bubbles

Painting Time

  1. Before you peel, measure the stencil and mark where you’d like to place it on your doormat. So you’re ready to go.
  2. Peel the transfer tape and stencil away from the stencil backing 
  3. This takes a lot of patience, go slow 
  4. Place the stencil on the doormat lightly. Before you push it down, measure once more to make sure it’s centered
  5. Scrape the stencil down onto the doormat
  6. As you start to peel the contact paper off, start to tape down your design. Use loads of tape and be careful – your stencil will still move.
  7. Continue to peel the transfer tape off and add the rest of your tape
  8. Take your acrylic or outdoor paint and using a foam brush, paint over the stencil. Make sure you do it around medium pressure. Don’t worry about every crevice, you can fill that in after the stencil is off. You really want to make sure at least the outline is there
  9. Remove the stencil once you’re done or wait around 10 minutes. As always, be careful as the paint is wet
  10. Weed out the smaller sections
  11. Take your thin paintbrush and go in to finish filling out the message and smoothing out the design
  12. Let it sit for 24 hours before doing anything

Showcase it! When you print up the Cricut Ramadan Doormat Craft, make sure to tag us in your photos. We look forward to seeing how you’ve displayed it!

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