Maple Leaf Rug

Quick-and-easy stenciling turns an outdoor rug into a personalized welcome mat.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Cut your rug to size (we used a 4’ x 6’ [1.23 m x 1.83 m] multipurpose mat).

Step 2: Download the leaf stencil. Print at desired size. We enlarged ours to fit a 12″x 18″ [30.48 cm x 45.72 cm] piece of paper. (See Figure 1)

Step 3: Cut out the leaf stencil and trace it onto a paper bag. Cut out the shape from the bag. Trace mirror images of the leaf stencil to allow the leaf stems to vary in direction. (See Figure 2)

Step 4: Lay your rug on a flat surface. Place the stencil on the rug and roll paint over it, painting from the perimeter of the stencil to the centre. Use extra paper bags to protect the floor. Start at one side of the rug and work your way to the other side to avoid smudging the paint.

Step 5: Allow the rug to dry overnight. To create an opaque leaf, you may need to use more than one coat of paint. If so, allow the first coat to dry overnight before applying the second.

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PROJECT DETAILS
Estimated cost: $32*
Skill level: Beginner
Time Estimate: 2 hours + drying time
Project resources:
Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie pen
  • Paper bags
Get it at Lowe’s:
  • 4’ x 6’ [1.23 m x 1.83 m] multipurpose mat (#320966)
  • 237 mL Cherry Gloss (#282235)
  • 6″ [15.24 cm] Whizz cabinet-door foam roller (#45124)
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