Paint an Aztec Rug with Drop Cloth

Like me, you have probably seen your fair share of painted rugs. However, I was still blown away when I stumbled upon this “Aztec wonder” that Janel from Nellie Bellie created with a drop cloth and paint. Yep, that’s paint, Folks! Janel cut shapes from sponges and then stamped away, building “basic design on top of basic design.” All I can is “Wowzers!” This takes rug painting to a whole new level!

DIY navajo rug

Janelle’s rug reminds me of Aztec rugs like the Aztec Support Rug from Land of Nod.


Go to Nellie Bellie for the complete tutorial to paint your own rug.

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  1. Serious inspiration! Oh the wonder of paint! Life to the full! Melissa