Vecco Design Your Own Rug {Tutorial}

*I was given a Vecco DYO Rug from QVC with which to create this tutorial. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions as well as tidbits in this post are my own:)

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By now, it is well known that we are in need of some major renovations in our home after a flood that happened about a week and a half ago. :-/ So, when I saw this Design Your Own Rug by Vecco and got the opportunity to try it out by creating a tutorial for You’re Home With Jill, it was the inspiration that I needed to get going and start picking out some replacement flooring and colors for the walls of my water damaged house. Sounds silly I know, but sometimes it just takes a little DIY project to get excited for a big project like we have ahead of us!

In my case, this little  30″x18″ rug will go perfectly laid over our new hardwood floor in our entryway (that is when we have the hardwood floor installed;). Out of the three color choices, I chose Vine – a combination of an orange and sage “paint” on a lime colored rug (not bright).

The rug was really fun to design and even more fun and simple to create! Though there are just three main steps, here is a tutorial from my viewpoint (which was a complete beginner for this project):

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 Step 1

Grab all of your supplies and get ready to have some fun! I got a vision in my mind about what I wanted it to look like. Sketch it out if you have to. The kit came with an entire alphabet of letters as well as many other decorative stencils (think “vine themed”). I knew that I didn’t want my rug too busy, and I knew I wanted to personalize it in some way. There are TONS of ideas on Vecco’s website. (I can’t wait to try a “create your own” design for the next one!)

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* In addition to the supplies that came in the kit, I also had a stack of newspaper and a ruler on hand. Important for almost any craft! :-)

Step 2

Vacuum the carpet. Lay the carpet on a dropcloth or newspaper.

Step 3

Shake up the paint and start filling in those stencils! The instructions that come with the rug explain this process perfectly. Here are a few tips that I found myself:

  • When they say hold the paint can 8 inches above, really do it. 
  • Cover the surrounding carpet area well.
  • Don’t be afraid to get some paint on your fingers. It really does wash right off :-)

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* I will say that this step took two days for me. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t ruin what was wet and in order to cover the whole rug they way I wanted it, I waited over night until it was dry.

Step 4

Let rug dry for ~48 hours (until totally dry). Using the sealant, spray evenly over your carpet. For this part, I took it outside and laid the carpet on a tarp on the deck. As the sealant went on, there was whitish tinge to it. Don’t worry, it quickly went away and within a few minutes looked perfect! Remember…make sure to put a second coat of sealant on within an hour. Put it in an out of reach place to dry and don’t vacuum for 10 days!

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*The kit comes with two cans of sealant. You will DEFINITELY need them. :-) I used both.

I am so incredibly excited to see how this cute, welcoming rug is going to look on our brand new hardwood floors in a few weeks. I think it is going to be perfect!

To grab a rug for yourself or another special person (it would make a FABULOUS housewarming gift), go here.

And make sure to check out You’re Home With Jill on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. on QVC for loads more simple solutions for a busy lifestyle, creating both inside the kitchen and out!

*I was given a Vecco DYO Rug from QVC with which to create this tutorial. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions as well as tidbits in this post are my own:) 

About Lauryn Blakesley


A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Impressive. And you make it look so easy! Your project turned out great. I am inspired!
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  2. Very cute! Looks like a great project for the fall! :-)
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  3. What a fantastic idea! I’ve seen making your own rugs using canvas which I’ve always wanted to try too.
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  4. I love it! What a great way to personalize your front door (or anywhere in your house, really).
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  5. Cool. Looks great. I can see that on a hard wood step. So cool!
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  6. I love it! I have a plain rug from Ikea that I want to personalize, and wasn’t sure how to do it.
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  7. I think I see Christmas gifts in the future for my family…. Thanks! :)
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  8. What a cute project and perfect to kick off the renovations!
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