when we talk about decorating our house, we also talk about having a cute, unique doormat. and just imagine a doormat made by yourself, with your own hands then it adds value to our decoration at another level.
when i was thinking about making a doormat, the first thing came into my mind was that it should be durable, easy and cheap to make. so i thought why not make it out of straw..
so in this instructable let me share with you how to make a doormat using straw in just few steps.
Step 1: Materials
What you need is
Step 2: Reference...
you can create a grid on a paper as a reference to place pieces of straw. or else you can use a cardboard as a base.
Step 3: Beginning...
first decide a size of your mat. (the size of mat which i made is 23" x 14")
take a cardboard and mark 1 cm on it.
taking this cardboard as a reference cut pieces of straw.
cut required amount of pieces.
Step 4: Arranging...
arrange the pieces in a design of your choice.
i have arranged them in alternate pattern. ( 10 rows of each color)
arrange them carefully.
Step 5: Ironing
place butter paper on arranged pieces carefully and neatly.
and iron them. ( ironing will stick them together and make it firm)
iron from both sides (back and front)
Step 6: Ready...
your mat is ready... use it to welcome your guest...