DIY: Faux-Zebra Rug


Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yards of Kraft paper
  • Scissors
  • 2 yards of upholstery width vinyl (54″ wide)
  • 2 Krylon gold leaf pens

STEP 1 Sketch out the outline of your zebra rug on your Kraft paper.  You really only need to do this for one side of the rug since you can flip over and use for the other side.  I used this imagewhen sketching out my zebra rug, as well as for the stripes.

STEP 2 Flip your vinyl over wrong side up, lay your Kraft paper stencil down and trace the zebra outline.  Flip the Kraft stencil over to the opposite side of the vinyl and trace.  Then, cut out the zebra form.

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

STEP 3 Flip your vinyl right side up.  Lay your zebra stencil on top of the vinyl and begin drawing the outlines of the zebra’s stripes with the gold leaf pen on the opposite side, mirroring the stencil.  You can fill in the stripes as you go, or outline first then fill in after. I worked a hybrid method as I drew the stripes.

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

Don’t worry one bit about being perfect, the great thing about zebra stripes is they are unpredictable and weird, so you really can’t mess up.

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

STEP 4 Now that you have the left side complete, remove the Kraft stencil and freehand the stripes on the right side.

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

The gold leaf pen dries quickly and is permanent as far as I’ve experienced, but if you want you can seal the rug by spraying a coat of clear acrylic spray paint as a protectant.

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

The options are endless for this rug! If gold isn’t your thing, try a black Sharpie or a Montana Cans paint pens, which comes in all colors of the rainbow including gold and copper (and are CRAZY permanent, ask my husband what happened to our brand new sheets when I accidentally shook the pen too hard.  Oops!)

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

And there you have it! Who would have thought the secret to a killer faux zebra rug is vinyl?

Faux Zebra Rug DIY | brittanyMakes

 

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