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Make a Rug!
Can't find the perfect rug? Make your own to match any room!

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  • How to make a mat/rug. Make A Rug! - Step 2
    Step 1

    E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    Heavy poly-cotton fabric
    Cotton fringe
    Foam grip drawer liner
    Black paint marker
    Americana Multi Surface Satin Paints
    Americana Decor 18" x 18" Mandala Stencil

  • How to make a mat/rug. Make A Rug! - Step 3
    Step 2

    *Cut your rug fabric 1" larger all the way around before you start
    1. & 2. Press the edges of the fabric in 1" all the way around and glue them in place with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    3. Add masking tape around the edges about 1/2" in and then add more tape 1" from that to create a 1" border around the rug
    4. Using your stencil brush, fill in the 1" border around the edge of the rug
    5. Center the Mandala stencil on the rug and tape down
    6. Figure out your colors and start painting
    7. When you've painted the stencil (clean it) and then edge the shapes with a paint marker
    *This takes some time but makes the rug look like a hand blocked rug from India
    8. & 9. Instead of a paint marker you can also use a writer tip with black Multi-Surface Satin paint to get the detail
    10. If you want more pattern like I have, use the stencil around the edges making sure to tape over the areas that are already painted
    11. Glue the fringe on the underside of each edge with more Fabri-Fuse
    12. Glue the foam grip drawer liner to the underside of the run over the raw edges to add some cushion and to make the rug non-slip

  • Step 3

    Watch the video here:

  • How to make a mat/rug. Make A Rug! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Love the way it looks!

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