Make oilcloth car mats by Crafty Chica

I love my oilcloth car mats! These add so much personality to my car, and I know I won’t be able to buy anything like this at a store. And the way I constructed them, I can switch out the oilcloth if I want.

Do you ever get in the mood to totally revamp and accessorize your wheels? I did. Earlier this month when I was about to embark on a road trip, I knew I had to DIY something special. I came up with these fancy fabric mats that were a cinch to put together! Here’s how I did it!

Check out all my other oilcloth projects HERE!

SUPPLIES:

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Oil Cloth Hibiscus Blue Fabric (they also have other colors and patterns!)

BDK MotorTrend Universal Fit 4-Piece Odorless Premium Heavy Duty All Weather Maximum Protection Car Floor Mat – Rubber (Clear)

Duck Brand 280748 Metallic Color Duct Tape, Gold, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll

Fiskars Heavy Duty Die Cast Craft Knife (167110-1001)

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Set your fabric face  up on a cutting mat, then set the car mat on top, also facing up. Use your craft knife to cut around the mat onto the fabric. I’d say leave about 1/8 overage, but not much more. After that, you’ll need to peel off a strip of duct tape, you can cut it lengthwise in half or leave as is. Connect the fabric to the mat by sealing the edges of both with the duct tape. Try to make the edges sleek and smooth around the corners so it looks more professional.

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 That’s it, you’re done! If you decide to use a cotton fabric, I would cover the back of the mat with duct tape to seal it in and protect it from water or dirt damage.
 Oilcloth car mats by Crafty Chica
 Other ideas:
– Paint a design directly on the back side of the mat, seal with spray varnish!
– You could even coat with glitter spray as long as you seal it in!
– Try decoupaging facing up on the back side of the mat, seal with duct tape.
Love & light,


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