Make no-sew painted fabric rugs in any style and size to match your home decor.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

<p>Beautiful. Just have to see if I can source a couple of the products you used, in the UK. I sooooo wish I lived in the US, you seem to have a MUCH wider range of craft stuff than the UK. We do have some good craft stores but not as prolific as the states. </p>
<p>Wicked nice</p>
Thanks so much SparkySolar!
<p>I do love the colours..... can't stop looking at them........</p>
<p>I really like your rugs and the vibrant colors you used. Now, I want to <br> make my own painted floor cover! When you say &quot;printed fabric&quot; does it matter what kind of <br> fabric it is? Is upholstery fabric necessary? How durable are these? <br>How do you clean them? A kitchen rug tends to get stuff dripped on it <br>while an entry rug may experience dirty shoes or paws. You mention it <br>as an option in the video, but I really think you should emphasize that a <br> non-skid backing should be on ALL kitchen rugs - this is a pretty easy <br>addition once the rug is completed. They look great!</p>
<p>Great Instructables! And I love the design you chose to do!<br><br>@KookyKreations, I think I can answer your questions regarding fabric &amp; durability. Canvas duck (available in any store that carries fabric) is a great choice. It is durable &amp; the paint adheres to it very well. You could also use a heavy-weight denim.<br><br>I've made a door-sized 'rug' like this in a Christmas theme, that is used to hang on an office door. Loosely rolled up, it is stored for most of the year.....I think its 8 years old now. Cleaning is easy, just wipe it with warm water with a little dish detergent using a soft cloth (t-shirt material works great), and then wipe down again with rag soaked in clear water. The sealer I used was not as durable as MinWax Polycrylic (but it wasn't intended to be walked on), and it looks as great now as it did when I first painted it. <br><br>If you really want it to last, lay your prepared cloth out (make sure you've ironed out all the wrinkles) and coat with a &quot;bondable primer&quot;, after it is completely dry start painting with your acrylic paint. Make sure the acrylic paint is totally dry before sealing with the Polycrylic. </p>
<p>Thank you for the info!</p>
<p>Beautiful!! And brilliant!! Your kitchen must be gorgeous!! When you ironed the 1&quot; edge over on the printed fabric rug (step 7) is the hot iron touching the surface which has been coated with the Minwax Polycrylic? Is that OK??</p>
<p>I did get some acrylic on my edges, but try not to. It did iron, but I have a nice, non stick iron and I'm not sure how it would react on an older iron. Also, on this one, seal the back with more clear coat after you've ironed over the edges. </p>
<p>I especially like the way you did the video tutorial, speeding through areas of painting that could have added time, but no additional information to the video. Quick and precise!!</p>
<p>Thanks the.mom.1956 I really try to get the editing just right.</p>
<p>Love these!! I want to make one! Heading for the fabric store!</p>
<p>You'll be surprised at how easy they are to make. </p>
<p>I had no idea this was a thing you could do but now I'm obsessed :O</p>
Yup, you can do it!
<p>I have seen many painted rug designs and instructions before but this is the first time I have seen using fabric sealed to canvas and again sealed after the fabric is applied. This is a great idea and a well put together instructable! Although I also have an entry in the &quot;Paint It&quot; contest I am compelled to give you a vote and am positive that yours will receive an award if not the top prize yours must end up close. Congratulations for a job VERY well done.</p>
Wow, thanks inklayer! I haven't entered the paint contest actually. Maybe I should! Keep in touch, OK. Thanks for the nice comment.
<p>Hey Kooky, I would use a regular printed cotton fabric and a heavy canvas for the printed rug with the stripe. They are easy to clean and super durable as long as you coat both sides with the Minwax. I've had one in the kitchen for 6 weeks now and it's in perfect condition. I wipe it with a sponge. You're right about the non stick on every kitchen rug. </p>

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