Wednesday, September 11, 2013

U.S. Map Mat + Two Dollar Fun

We have two cats: a grey tabby named Baby, and a white siamese named Farrah. Usually we just have a dish towel underneath their food and water bowels, but last night we were at IKEA and I thought this might a simple, fun DIY.

We got this mat for $1.99! Since we are using it for food and water, we thought using a bath mat would be best because it will be more absorbent. I just drew an outline of the United States with a disappearing ink pen. I used the ruler to make a straight line at the top and free-handed the rest.

what you need:
Bath mat
Disappearing ink
Ruler (optional)

Just cut out the shape. You can make any shape you'd like. The ladies from A Beautiful Mess did a similar project in the shape of a dog. You can find their creation here.

Farrah approves!

♥ Do you have any suggestions on a simple, fun DIY project?


  1. Cute idea!! Wow, I can't believe you free-handed that! That's really good!

  2. That's so cute! I'm getting a dog in a couple of weeks and I just might have to steal this idea...


  3. hahah aww farrah! and what a cute idea, i love the quirky touch it gives your kitchen :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Aw, thanks! Yeah, it is definitely better than looking at a plain ol' white mat ;)