DIY Canvas Rug

dropcloth rug
I love canvas area rugs, but they can be SO expensive. I recently bought a beautiful one for my room and found it for $40, which isn’t so bad… but then I thought, why can’t I make my own canvas rug? So I did… for only $10! Check out how I made this custom DIY canvas rug in just a few easy steps!

DIY Canvas Rug

So like I said, all-in-all this rug cost me $10 to make. Now I just have to figure out a place to put it…

What You’ll Need:
how to make a custom canvas rug
Canvas Drop Cloth (Purchased for $10 at Home Depot)

The Steps:

1. Iron out your drop cloth to get as many of the wrinkles out as possible.
canvas rug diy
2. Use your stencil to paint on your design (make sure you dab the paint, not brush it).
how to stencil a rug
3. Let it dry!
how to custom paint a rug
Fun Tips:
custom canvas rug
Canvas drop cloths come in every size and shape, so find the one that fits your room the best.  These drop cloths can be used outdoors or indoors! Heck, I might make one for every room!

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Petite Sal.

    Oh I love this DIY! And you're right, those cloths cost a fortune. Thanks for the tip! I shared it on twitter too 🙂

    • Sam

      Thanks so much! I'm so glad you like the project!

  • Denise

    Oh, woooooow! You made a rug, painting and all???? You are so talented! I am looking for a rug to my living room and they are $120, so now I have an idea what to do! Thanks for that! Even if I don't make it, you gave me an idea to another thing… I tell about it later! Sorry I didn't comment before, I was very jet lagged last week, but now things are normal again!

    • Sam

      Thank you! I did, I painted it all by myself, it was a ton of fun! It's such a creative project for a budget! So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    This is AMAZING!! I'm going to try this for my next project. I'll be sure to link you!! Followed!

    • Sam

      Thank you so much! I love posting DIY projects for that reason! I'd love that! Please let me know when you post so that I can check out your final result! I'd love to keep in touch!!

  • CC

    Such a great idea! I did something similar to canvas bags for all my bridesmaids in my wedding. Looks like I need to head over to Lowe's soon…

  • Eileen Chow

    Great idea! I love the idea of personalizing your own rugs!

    Eileen |

    • Sam

      I love that idea!

  • Mary Jones

    Got me 2 of them can wait till I do them

  • Maria Morieko


    • Sam

      This particular one has plastic on the bottom the gripped to the tiles pretty well! You could always add a rug pad too!

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