Moroccan Stencil on Cheap Rug!

You'll Need:
  • Cheap IKEA (or other) Rug
  • Exacto Knife
  • Fabric Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush (50 cents at Home Depot)


  1. I created a stencil by tracing a Moroccan tile shape onto a piece of card stock and cutting out the negative space with an Exacto knife.
  2. I placed the stencil on the rug starting in the top left corner.
  3. I used a washable white fabric paint and a stippling brush to fill in the stencil.
  4. I repeated steps 2 and 3 working my way from left to right all the way down the rug until the design was completed.
  5. Painting freehand, I filled in the unfinished spots left by the "bridges" of the stencil.