It’s the end of February! With the month coming to a close, I’ve been thinking more about my new year’s resolutions and how to put my plans into action. One of my super cliché resolutions includes working out and getting fit.
As most of us know, resolutions or personal goals can be easier said (or set) than done. In order to help motivate myself, lift my spirits, and make working out less boring, I came up with the idea to paint and customize my yoga mat.
“But you can buy a cute yoga mat at the store…right?” Not this one! And I have not seen any cute mats for a reasonable price.
My yoga mat was already a bright, hot pink; however, it was plain.
DIY Painted Yoga Mat – How To
- Acrylic paint in the colors of your choice (glossy looks best!)
- Yoga mat
- Regular paint brushes
- Mod podge
- Quilter’s/Sewing marking pencil
- Sponge paint brushes
- A design plan
Step 1. Set up your work area! I laid out an old bedsheet and placed my yoga mat on top.
Step 2. Using a ruler and the marking pencil, transfer your design to your mat.
Step 3. Begin painting using the sponge brush. Using the sponge brush makes the painting process go much faster.
Step 4. After the first layer has dried, go back and paint a second coat with the regular paint brush. The regular paint brush helps with details and filling in the cracks if your yoga mat is like mine.
Step 5. Clean up any of the pencil marking lines using a damp washcloth. I also used an eraser to help remove the stubborn lines.
Step 6. Seal the design with mod podge. This gives the design a finished look and helps protect your mat from the elements.
That’s it, all done! Time to get my booty to the gym!