It sure is starting to feel like an early winter is coming! Call us paranoid, but is this colder weather part of the marketing for the premiere of Disney’s Frozen 2?! On November 22nd, Frozen 2 will hit theaters. We anticipate a renewed outbreak of Frozen Fever and if this weather keeps up, snowier boots too.
Keep the snow outside this season with a doormat that’s on-theme for the dropping temps. Use the DIY approach to this winter home staple and create a doormat with an Olaf smiley face! This do-it-yourself project uses freezer paper, a cheap and versatile material that can be used either to wrap your meat or make arts and crafts! Follow along with our step by step photo tutorial to create a freezer paper stencil and transform a basic coir doormat into a custom creation fit for a snow queen.
If Frozen fever has already set in in your home, then after completing this DIY doormat we recommend you browse our Frozen costume selection to help ease the symptoms.
DIY Frozen Doormat Supplies
- 18 x 30” Coir Door Mat
- Freezer Paper
- Parchment Paper
- Acrylic Paint – white, black, orange, navy blue
- Foam brushes
- X-acto Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Painter’s Tape
- DIY-Frozen-Door-mat PDF
Freezer paper has a plastic or wax-coated side that can adhere to some surfaces, like a coir mat, when heated. You can create your own stencil from it using either a traditional X-acto knife method with our PDF template or by using our SVG cut file and a cutting machine.
First, cut pieces of freezer paper that will fit your self-healing cutting mat or your cutting machine’s mat, laying them shiny side down.
If you’re using the X-acto knife and PDF method, lay your template on top of the freezer paper, in the center, and use a craft knife to cut out the shape.
If you’re using a cutting machine, set it to the lowest material setting and center the design in the cutting mat window and cut out all the pieces needed.
Remember you’ll be using the negative part of this template but you might want to keep any inners of your letters or designs. In this photo above, you’ll see all the inners of the words still on the mat which will be added onto the mat.
Lay the freezer paper stencils down on your coir doormat. Heat an iron and lay it over the stencils to adhere them to the doormat.
Make sure to include those inners in position!
In the case of this design, you’ll need to paint Olaf in three steps. For the first layer, iron Olaf’s body and the letters onto the mat. You might need to use painter’s tape to cover any ends where the stencils are really close to the edge. You don’t want any paint accidentally getting on the wrong part of the mat.
Apply paint on the stencils by dabbing or stamping the brush in an up and down motion. Do NOT try to brush the paint on as it will chew your brush apart and might get paint under the stencil.
Once dry, peel the stencil.
Lay the second stencil for the black parts of Olaf on top of the white body. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the stencil before ironing to adhere to the mat.
Paint with black acrylic paint. Once dry, peel the stencil.
Repeat to complete the third layer of Olaf’s body, the orange nose.
Apply the stencils for the white snowflakes around on the mat. Paint then peel away the freezer paper stencil to reveal your new Frozen doormat featuring that lovable Olaf!
Put your DIY Frozen Door Mat at your doorstep this winter for a spot to wipe your snowy boots.
Make sure to lay it out before your Frozen birthday party!