How To: Make a Stunning DIY Rug from Felt Scraps!

created at: 05/30/2012

This might be the most amazing DIY rug I’ve ever seen. Heck, it might be the most amazing rug period!   

created at: 05/30/2012

I can only imagine that this project is a labor of love, since each piece of scrap felt has to be individually wrapped and glued around (and around and around) itself. In fact, I’d probably hang this on the wall rather than walk on it! If you’d like to give this highly artistic and totally stunning DIY rug a go, check out Martha Stewart for the complete tutorial! Continue Reading

How To: Make a Colorful DIY Wooden Slat Door Mat!

created at: 03/12/2012

Spring is in the air, people… I can feel it!  All this lovely weather and optimism is making me want to get outside and make something.  Perhaps this cheerful wooden door mat is just the project to channel all this springtime energy?   


The DIY team behind the Lowe’s blog posted this fabulous DIY door mat project recently and it’s now at the top of my to-do list!  All you’ll need to make your own is some 1×2 lumber, threaded rods, and some stop nuts.   Continue Reading

DIY: Incredible Painted Foam Mat Makeover

This is one of those makeovers that make you look twice–or maybe a dozen times. Sarah transformed foam interlocking mats, like the ones pictured above into the floral mat pictured below.

Here’s what Sarah used to create her masterpiece:

  • primary foam mats
  • primer
  • base color
  • acrylic paint (for the graphics)
  • satin polyurethane to seal it up

After a month of use, Sarah says the mat is holding up perfectly, but she does anticipate a bit of cracking in the paint here and there, which, she is sure, ‘will add to the charm and age of the mat.’ Continue Reading

Roll-Out Vegetable Mat Makes Gardening a Snap.

No kidding…it even includes a set of garden markers.chris chapman, veggie roll-out mat, gardening, home gardening

Chris Chapman’s Roll-Out Veg Mat could be just the solution you’re searching for. The corrugated cardboard mat is sowed with four types of vegetable seeds and organic fertilizer all ready to be rolled out – all you need to do is add water and soil… Complete with fun graphics and instructions, Chapman’s design makes gardening much more approachable to budding green thumbs.” A different mat will be released each season, allowing for a year round harvest of fresh, easy vegetables. Continue Reading

How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 2

Now that we all know how can help us in reusing our old frames, let’s talk a little bit about reusing our old matting.

Matting Makeover

Like professional framing, professional matting is expensive. So why not reuse it? Again, this might be easier said than done. First we’ll be faced with finding a print to fit the matting opening, which is no longer an issue if we apply what we now know about’s fabulous search engine. Continue Reading