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!

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

Clear Mar Mats

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

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.

 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.

 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,

13 Responses

  1. Bodacious Becky says:

    I Love this Idea! can’t wait to pimp out my van with new Oilcloth mats! Thanks Kathy!

  2. Josiie says:

    Hi Kathy,
    What would you charge to make two front floor mats similar to these?
    -Sara

  3. Jane says:

    Wouldn’t the mats move around more since you cover the little nibs on the bottom of the mats? Perhaps you could put some puffy paint dots on the back of the oil cloth?

  4. Alex says:

    Love this idea!
    I think I’m going to try it, but I’m going to use a clear Modge Podge to adhere the fabric. Have you tried that?

  5. jane says:

    Wow, on amazon, the average price of clear universal floor mats is under $17. How long did it take you to find them for $29? Making money as an affiliate marketer is one thing but trying to gouge your audience is a pretty crappy way to go.

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