This DIY rug post has been sponsored by Vecco. All opinions are mine.
In our house, we have mostly hardwood floor – no carpet. That is perfectly fine with me, as I believe hardwood floors are easier to take care of. We do have an area rug in most rooms to help with the falls, noise level, and to create a place to play and read books! When Hubby and I were searching for rugs for our house, we were very limited in what we had to choose from. I wish that I had the option of using Vecco products and creating a rug that fit our personal taste and decor.
Have you heard about Vecco or seen the ads? The possibilities are truly endless! First you select the stencils that you want to use, then the Carpet Colorants. Then, you place the stencil on the rug and spray. If you're not happy with what you've created, it can be vacuumed right up until you spray the Colorant Lock on your rug. See, it's so easy to show your creativity with a DIY rug!
If you're worried about the safety of Vecco products around littles or pets, know that I was, too. But here is what I found on the Vecco website that made me breathe easier:
Vecco cans and caps are partially made from post-consumer recycled materials and components of these are recyclable after use.
Most of the ingredients in Vecco products are made from the earth. Vecco Colorants and Colorant Lock contain no CFCs, bleach, dyes, sulfur or harmful chemical propellants. Vecco is not irritating to skin or harmful to you, your children or your pets when used as directed.
All Vecco products are made in the USA.
If you are in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area, you can show off your Texas pride for a good cause with Vecco DIY Rug Décor. On Saturday, November 15th from 6 – 10 p.m. at Vecco's One Rug at a Time event, you can enter to win $2,500 and help a local non-profit organization win $5,000. There will be live music, local area food trucks, and DIY fun for the whole family! A special Texas rug mosaic will be on display to benefit Dwell with Dignity. Each piece in the mosaic was created by a local Dallas artist and will be donated to a household in need. The Texas Pride rugs made by the Dallas art community will also be on display.
Leading up to this fun event, four non-profit organizations – Dwell with Dignity, Dallas Area Fabric Artists, ArtLove Magic and Groundwork Dallas – are participating in a special rug-making competition using Vecco DIY Rug Décor. These organizations have each designed a rug that illustrates what Texas Pride means to them. The organization who receives the most votes will win a $5,000 donation from Vecco to help support their cause. Cast your vote for your favorite rug from Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14th here.
Are you inspired to participate? The DIY fun isn't just for the design pros. Anyone can design and enter a rug in a special, second Texas Pride rug contest, just for individuals. Vecco will have supplies available for anyone who wants to design a rug and enter. Simply be one of the first 100 visitors at Vecco's One Rug at a Time event at Valley View Mall on Saturday, November 15th from 6 – 10 p.m. Vecco designers will be on hand to provide instruction and tips to help bring your rug to life.
When your rug is ready, snap a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your entry. Vecco will post it on a special Texas Pride board on Pinterest. Be sure and share the link with friends and family and ask them to 'like' your rug photo to cast their vote. The rug that receives the most likes will win $2,500! Voting begins December 8 and ends on December 17, 2014. The winner will be notified by Vecco by email.
To learn more about creating a Vecco DIY Rug, watch this helpful video:
Will you be attending the event? Are you inspired to create a Vecco DIY Rug?