DIY "Ciao" Rope Door Mat

“Ciao,” the pleasant phrase for each “howdy” and “goodbye” in Italian, makes it the right phrase to greet visitors as they arrive and go from your property. Constructed of heavy obligation, indoor/outside grade supplies (together with the adhesive!) this rope mat might be made in a day and provides a touch of quirky worldwide aptitude to any abode.


  • 24″ of clear plastic onerous floor runner (27″ large). Bought by the lineal foot on the ironmongery shop
  • 1/four″ Thick white heavy obligation rope
  • 1/four″ Thick black heavy obligation rope
  • three/eight″ Thick black heavy obligation rope
  • 5/eight″ Thick black heavy obligation rope
  • Heavy obligation double-sided carpet seam tape (Indoor/Outside)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Lighter to remedy frayed rope ends
  • Printer
  • eight.5″ x eleven″ copy paper
  • Clear tape


Step 1. Format the phrase “ciao” in Microsoft Phrase, Powerpoint or different phrase processor. I used 300 pt Bodoni font, all decrease caps. Print out the doc.

Step 2. Trim the plastic runner down to a sixteen″ tall x 27″ extensive rectangle.

Step three. Place the plastic mat face down in your work floor, and tape the “ciao” print out face down onto the middle of the mat. Flip the plastic mat proper aspect up and you need to have the ability to clearly see the printed letters by way of the clear mat.


Step four. Reduce a bit of double-sided carpet tape simply lengthy sufficient to cowl the printed letters and cling to mat. The double-sided tape is VERY sticky, so that you’ll need to place the tape down as you go, working from the middle outward.


Step 5. Place the white rope down on the adhesive tape utilizing the print out letters as your information. If rope begins to fray, trim the frayed edges and use a lighter to remedy the ends barely.



Step 6. As soon as letters are spelled out with white rope, use three/eight″ black rope to stipulate letters, and 1/four″ black rope for tight areas in between letters. Attempt your greatest to make use of as a lot steady rope as attainable (fewer items).

Step 7. As soon as the letters are utterly outlined with black rope, lay down further carpet tape adhesive working your approach from the middle outward. Change over to the 5/eight″ thick rope and coil across the letters till you attain the outer edges of the plastic mat. (You can too create your complete rug out of three/eight″ rope in case you choose.)

Step eight. If wanted, piece in rope on both aspect of the mat as a way to type an general oval form.When you attain one inch from the highest and backside of the clear mat, wrap one steady rope piece across the whole oval fringe of the mat.


Step 9. Trim off the surplus plastic mat on the left and proper sides. Place at your entrance door for a trendy strategy to greet visitors whether or not they’re coming or going!


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