I don’t know about you guys – but I love those fancy monogrammed coir rugs that you see in catalogs.
I don’t like the price though. So when I stumbled across this HUGE rug for $7.99 at Ikea a couple of weekends ago – I decided to see if I pull one off on my own! Seriously – this thing is 24x36! I love it!
I decided that I would like to do a single letter with a border. So I grabbed a great initial that I already had – the one off my fall wreath!
I traced out the letter with a pencil onto some card stock and then cut it out with an razor cutter.
To make my border and tape off my stencil – I used duct tape. Seemed to stick better than painters tape! Here is a view of the start of the taping.
Now I forgot to take a pic of it all taped up and ready to spray but here is a look at the final project.
I really like how it turned out! For $8 bucks – I think it works perfectly! I will say when you spray – make sure you spray as vertically down onto your stencil as possible. That way you won’t get spray up under your stenciling.
So this is actually the start of my holiday entry way. I have a couple more projects up my sleeve to put it all together. And never fear – there will be bling!! :)
So what about you – ever done anything similar? Planning your own holiday entry way? I wanna know all about it! :)
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