The hallway is the first thing you see when you walk in the door, so do it justice with a paint job that shines and don’t overlook the floor – here are some ideas for graphic vinyl mats you can make in a flash!
Gather your supplies
Makes 2 vinyl mats...
• 2m-wide x 1m vinyl flooring (2)
• Utility knife
• Steel ruler
You’ll also need
Cutting mat; craft knife; tape measure; long straightedge; soft lead pencil; eraser; A4 and A3 paper
Note: Store the vinyl flat before starting this project so it doesn’t curl.
Use a photocopier to enlarge Rug Template Diagram to 400% on A4 paper. This is the smallest sized template you will need. Enlarge this copy to 150%, then to 175% on A3 paper. You should have 3 different templates: small, medium and large.
Working on cutting mat, use craft knife and steel ruler to carefully cut out triangles from each template.
When vinyl is cut in store, it’s not always square. Measure up to check both pieces of vinyl are square. If not, trim with utility knife along straightedge.
Use pencil to lightly mark up triangle shapes from templates on face of vinyl. For best results, use a mix of small, medium and large templates to create a pattern. To make a square, join 2 triangles side-by-side. For a neater look, keep shapes square to the edges.
With pencil and ruler, darken pencil lines, then stand back to check you are happy with layout. Use eraser to rub out shapes if not happy with their positioning.
Use utility knife and steel ruler to carefully cut out triangles.