Footprint Rug

I am in love with capturing my children’s footprints and hand prints. Seriously {LOVE}.

For Mother’s Day this year, I made my mom a footprint rug for her kitchen, and it is ADORABLE. That tiny little footprint, next to all of her siblings?  Darling.  I can’t stand it, it’s so cute.

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It’s perfect.  And…it’s super easy!  I was SO excited when I came across this rug in the kitchen aisle at Target (only $8) last week, because I knew was going to save me a lot of time not adding the border myself.  It was exactly what I was looking for! The border frames the footprints perfectly, and the red makes the white lettering pop!

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-kitchen rug (a plain color)

-fabric paint

-Silhouette heat transfer


I used a foam brush to apply the fabric paint to the bottom of my kids’ feet, then had them stand straight down on the rug and put their weight on it.  I pressed down their toes and foot to make sure that as much paint as possible would stick to the rug.  Once I was satisfied, I picked their foot straight up, so it wouldn’t smear.

After all the footprints were dry, I applied the heat transfer that I cut out with my Silhouette, which I used for all of the text.  It’s actually the flocked kind, which I think adheres really well to thicker/bumpier fabric. (Font = My Own Topher) I wanted to make sure my kids’ names and the date were included, so we would know the order of the footprints and how old they were when it was done.

That’s it!!! I told you it was easy, and my kids LOVED making it.  Now I’m dying to make myself one! Wish I could be with my mom when she sees it for the first time, because I know she’s going to love it. She might even cry.  I know, because it makes me want to cry too. ♥

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I  was telling my sister about the rug, and she told me she didn’t think she could do it because she had two kids, and it wouldn’t fill up enough space–or she would need a smaller rug.  If you are in the same position, I think it would be SUPER cute to make a pattern with lots of their footprints–not just one of each!

Check out a couple of my other really fun ideas using handprints and footprints!!

Footprint Wooden Stool

Handprint Apron

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