Make a Festive Potato-Stamped Rug

This custom potato-stamped rug is festive and unbelievably easy to make. Plus, its geometric look is perfect all year round.

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

Although the winter months are cold, it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the bright winter light on warmer days. Create a welcoming vibe in your outdoor dining area by dressing up chairs with throw blankets your guests can use to snuggle up and keep warm with over a cup of tea or coffee.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Materials Needed

  • sisal rug in desired size
  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • 3 shades of green paint
  • 3 paper plates
  • latex gloves
  • craft knife
  • drop cloth

Create Stamps

Cut a baking potato in half, then use the craft knife to carve a simple triangle (tree shape) into the potato, cutting away excess as you go. Repeat this step two more times to create one potato stamp for each shade of paint (three total).

Step 1: Create Stamps

Step 1: Create Stamps

Cut a baking potato in half, then using a craft knife carve a simple triangle (tree shape) into the potato, cutting away excess as you go. Repeat two more times so you will have one potato stamp for each shade of paint.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Prepare Paints

Pour each shade of paint onto a paper plate. Dip the potato stamp into the darkest shade of paint so that the tree shape is fully coated.

Step 2: Prepare Paints

Step 2: Prepare Paints

Pour each shade of paint into a paper plate, then place them close by the sisal rug to avoid any unnecessary drips. With the latex gloves on, dip the potato stamp into the darkest shade of paint so that the tree shape is fully coated.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Stamp Rug

Begin stamping in the upper-left corner of the rug. Press down to make sure you make as much contact with the rug as possible and hold for a few seconds. Gently lift away the stamp and set on a paper plate before moving on to the next stamp and shade.

Step 3: Begin Stamping Rug

Step 3: Begin Stamping Rug

Begin stamping in the upper left hand corner. Press down to make sure you make as much contact with the rug as possible and hold for a few seconds. Lift way and set potato on paper plate before moving on to next stamp and shade.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Continue Stamping

Continue stamping, using the next shade of paint and a fresh potato stamp. Again, press down on the stamp to ensure you make contact with the rug. Repeat this process with the lightest shade of paint.

Step 4: Continue Stamping

Step 4: Continue Stamping

Continue stamping, using the lighter paint and a fresh potato stamp, so not to mix the colors. Again, press down on the stamp to ensure you make good contact with the rug. Repeat process with the next lightest shade of paint.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Repeat Pattern

Continue stamping the rug, working your way from left to right and down the rug until it is filled with the tree pattern. Tip: It is important to work from the top down to avoid stepping on any fresh paint.

Step 5: Repeat the Pattern

Step 5: Repeat the Pattern

Continue stamping the rug, going from dark to lightest paint, then repeat. Work your way from left to right and down the rug until it is filled with the tree pattern. It is important to work from the top down, so you avoid stepping on any fresh paint.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Finish

Let dry, then place furniture on top. This natural rug is the perfect holiday addition to your outdoor space.

DIY Potato Stamp Outdoor Rug

DIY Potato Stamp Outdoor Rug

This custom outdoor rug is festive, fun and unbelievably easy to make!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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