All right----I chose an easy first project for the Summer of Awesomeness. I decided to paint a rug since I wanted a new welcome mat.
I made my own tutorial, also. The rug cost me about $3.00 to make. That's much cheaper than any rugs I've seen for sale, and it's personalized.
$1.88 boring rug from Walmart
fabric paint and a brush...I could only find puffy paint, but I recommend a regular, non-puffy kind, or even plain old acrylic craft paint
a print out of numbers or letters on card stock
a circular plastic lid as a pattern for my circles
1. My address is 7263, so I wanted 4 circles. I made chalk line (you can't see it in this photo) to divide the rug half on the top and bottom. It made a big cross shape. I used that as a guide to center my circles. I just eyeballed the distance between them. I used chalk and washable marker to draw the outline of the lid.
2. I cut out the letters and centered them in the circles. Draw around them with a marker.
4. Let it dry 24 hours, then pop in on your porch, or just inside your door.