I have a wonderful Ikea hack to share with you today! I know you love monograms as much as I do, so you are going to want to jump in your car and drive to Ikea as soon as you read this post. Tell the kids to find their shoes right now, because you and I both know it is going to take them a while.
Oh, and eat some meatballs for me while you’re there. I kid, I kid. But I do recommend the $1 frozen yogurt at the snack bar by the exit. It’s how I bribe my kids to walk 47 miles through the maze that is Ikea.
1.) Treat yo’self to this naked $4.99 Ikea doormat
2.) Jump on your computer and create a very large letter (your last name, not mine) using Word. The font I liked for my letter is Mongolian Baiti 800 point.
3.) Print your letter on cardstock (heavy weight paper) and try it on the mat for size.
4.) Optional step here: if you want to create a true monogram, do the same thing for letters of your first and middle name (for all the single ladies) or your husband and your first names. Check out the monogram etiquette instructions here, because getting your monogram in correct order is a matter if eternal significance, is it not? I used the same font, just a smaller 375 point for size.
5.) Cut out those letters!
6.) Trace your letters onto the doormat using a sharpie marker. It isn’t going to be perfect, but make it dark enough for you to see the letter outlines.
7.) Using a craft brush, start filling in the outlines. I used acrylic craft paint, but if you are more responsible and your crafts are less spur of the moment than mine, outdoor paint would probably be ideal. I don’t have the patience (or the desire) for ideal, so I used what I had.
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