DIY Hand-Painted Rug


Picture of DIY Hand-Painted Rug

Maybe you're frustrated because you haven't been able to find the perfect rug for your space, or maybe you're frustrated because you have found the perfect rug and it's a bazillion dollars! Before you tell yourself to suck it up and get out your credit card, close your eyes and hit the buy button, finish reading this post. Because you can actually hand paint your own colorful masterpiece for the floor with Tulip Soft Paints for super cheap - we'll show you just how easy it is!

What you need:

Tulip Soft Fabric Paints - desired colors (we used Matte Paints in Petal Pink, Azalea, Crimson Red, Mandarin Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Holiday Green and Turquoise)

- Jute rug

- Ruler or yard stick

- Paper towels

- Paintbrushes

- Small plastic cups

- 1" painter's tape

First choose your color palette - this is probably the most difficult part! If you aready have a color scheme going in the room where you need a rug, that makes it easy. We went with vibrant rainbow colors since our rug is for our craft room and here at Tulip, "color" is basically our middle name.

For this project you really only need a few supplies that you probably already have at home, and if you don't, you can pick them up for super cheap. We chose a jute rug because we thought the material was perfect for our space, but Tulip Soft Paints work on most fabrics, so if you're going for a rug made from softer materials, that's totally fine too!

Use painter's tape to mask off your design. To achieve straight lines, using a straight edge like a ruler or yard stick as a guide helps if your design is linear like ours. You could definitely create more geometric designs with your tape or skip the tape altogether and free hand paint your designs!

Once your design is masked off, it's time to start painting! You can pour your paints into plastic cups for easy access, or a paper plate or paint palette if you have one. Brush on as many coats (letting dry in between) until your desired opacity is achieved.

We just threw this picture in because it's fun and pretty!

Once your designs have dried, remove the tape.

Your new rug is ready to be the center of attention!

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Published Date

March 25, 2019