A couple weeks ago I fell in love with these monogrammed car mats from Boutique Me when Centsational Girl was doing a gift card giveaway for this store.
But, even if I had won the gift card, I still couldn't afford these $109 floor mats...so instead I decided to make my own version, the "DIY on the cheap" version.
I remembered seeing car floor mats for sale at my local Peddlers Mall. I went and got a set of 4 mats, two large front ones and two little back ones, for $8!!! To make my monogram for the floor mats I used my Cricut and cut out a large "A" on card stock. If you don't have a Cricut you could freehand your letters or print them off a computer and cut them out by hand. Next I used painter's tape to hold my stencil in place on my mats.
I used some Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint that I had leftover from a previous project to "monogram" my mats. Probably not the best choice in paint, but it was free and it got the job done. I simply dabbed the paint on with a foam brush in a straight up and down motion over my stencil, let the paint dry for about 12 hours, removed stencil, and just like that I had monogrammed floor mats for $8!!!
Pretty cute if I do say so myself!!! So far, these mats have held up really good in my car. Still look the same after having wet, dirty shoes all over them. I think these would be great as a gift for a sweet sixteen birthday or even a recent grad headed off to college. Another idea would be to put each family member's name or initials on one mat so everybody could have their own personalized floor mat. I think I know what I'm gonna give out at Christmas this year!!!