Monday, May 13, 2013


Here's a quick and easy one! And now you wont have to  greet and say goodbye to people because your rug will do it for you. I've been meaning to make one of these for a long time and was always looking for a plain outdoor rug to do it on, but everywhere I looked they only had rubber ones or ones that had writing on them already. So I decided to just do it on the rug I've had outside for a couple years. Its going to get dirty anyways so I tried it out!

Before starting I washed it as best I could. I really like this woven rug because its a lot easier to paint than some of the bristle ones that I've seen it done with. Some people use stencils for this project by printing out your font and then using an exacto-knife and spray paint, but I figured that would be harder than doing it free hand, and I didn't have any spray paint! So I just printed out my font (Lobster Two) and then made some reference points for the size and started painting with some white fabric paint from Hobby Lobby. Do several layers to make it clear, and use a piece of paper to help with the sharper edges. These also look really cute in Helvetica!


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