Rug with decorative zig-zag design
Rug with decorative pastel zig-zag design

Rug with decorative pastel zig-zag design

Who wants a white rug at your feet when you can have one with a decorative zig-zag design?



  • White cotton woven rug (80 cm wide)
  • diagram for stencil
  • sturdy white paper for the stencil
  • set square
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • fabric paint
  • brush
  • tesa® masking tape ECO PREMIUM 38 mm

How we do it:

DIY Decorative Rag / Step 1: Use pencil
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DIY Decorative Rag / Step 1: Use pencil

01

Cut a stencil from the sturdy paper according to the diagram. Using the stencil, trace the chevron pattern in pencil on the rug.

DIY Decorative Rag / Step 2: Apply tape
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DIY Decorative Rag / Step 2: Apply tape

02

Mark out the pattern with tesa® masking tape ECO PREMIUM: Taper the ends of the tape diagonally and begin taping with the inside corners. Press the edges of the masking tape down firmly.

DIY Decorative Rag / Step 3: Press edges
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DIY Decorative Rag / Step 3: Press edges

03

Mark out the pattern with tesa® masking tape ECO PREMIUM: Taper the ends of the tape diagonally and begin taping with the inside corners. Press the edges of the masking tape down firmly.

DIY Decorative Rag / Step 4: Paint
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DIY Decorative Rag / Step 4: Paint

04

Apply fabric paint to the areas, making sure to brush the paint away from the masking tape so that it doesn't leak under it.

DIY Decorative Rag / Step 5: Remove
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DIY Decorative Rag / Step 5: Remove

05

Remove the masking tape from the rug. Treat the rug according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.

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