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Please Don't Leaf Welcome Mat

This clever fall door mat will brighten up your front porch decor with style and laughter! Make this harvest door mat personal with FolkArt acrylic paints and stencils.

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Painting Stencils Logo

At a Glance:

Project #15561 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 10 Color Set - Basics - 7508

Number Needed: 1 $18.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle - 34107

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Plaid ® Craft Stencils - Value Packs - Blanks - 30502

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Other Supplies

  • Craft knife
  • Extra fine black permanent marker
  • Computer printout
  • Masking Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scrap paper
  • Paper plate
  • Door mat

Project Patterns and Printables

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  1. Tape off 1/3 of mat and paint Wicker White.  Allow to dry. 
  2. Transfer the maple leaf pattern to stencil blank with black marker and cut out with craft knife.
  3. Mix Dafodil Yellow with Enging Red to make an orange.  Stencil the maple leaf as shown in photo with orange mixture.
  4. Trace the letters from " PLEASE DON’T" from the stencil pack onto the scrap paper.  Cut out each letter and line them up as shown in photo.  Tape each piece of paper at the top to hold it in place.
  5. Starting with the letter "P" from "PLEASE",  lay the stencil for the "P" on top of the "P" that was traced on the paper.  Hold the stencil down without moving it and remove the paper from underneath.  Stencil the "P" in Licorice.  Repeat the same step for each letter.  Make sure to leave a space between the "N" and the "T" for the apostrophe.  It will be cut out of stencil blank.
  6. Determine size needed and printout maple leaf and apostrophe.  Transfer "leaf" and apostrophe from printout on to the stencil blank with the black marker.  Cut out with craft knife.
  7. Stencil "leaf" with Licorice.

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Related FAQs

Secure FolkArt Laser-Cut Painting Stencils to project surfaces with stencil spray adhesive (following manufacturer's instructions) or with stencil tape. Spray adhesive is the better choice for intricately cut or borderless Laser-Cut Painting Stencils. Be sure your stencil is flat and flush on your project surface to avoid paint run-unders.
It is always best to begin by creating a paper pattern. Trace each letter or word onto tracing paper checking your spacing between each letter and each word. Once you are happy with the design, use this paper pattern as your template to stencil directly onto your surface. It is best also to begin stenciling in the center of the word or phrase. Then continue stenciling outwards one letter / word at a time. Also be careful that each letter is completely dry prior to stenciling next to it. Do NOT lay a paper stencil over a wet letter/word.
Gently remove the cut outs from the stencil by pressing on them. If they do not pop out easily, then use a craft knife to cut the area where they remain attached. After removing the cut outs, put them aside you can use the shapes for tracing templates.
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