“Ciao,” the nice phrase for every “hiya” and “goodbye” in Italian, makes it the correct phrase to greet guests as they arrive and go out of your property. Constructed of heavy obligation, indoor/outdoors grade provides (along with the adhesive!) this rope mat might be made in a day and offers a contact of quirky worldwide aptitude to any abode.



  • 24″ of clear plastic exhausting flooring runner (27″ huge). Sold by the lineal foot on the ironmongery store
  • S/A″ Thick white heavy obligation rope
  • S/A″ Thick black heavy obligation rope
  • A/T″ Thick black heavy obligation rope
  • T/T″ Thick black heavy obligation rope
  • Heavy obligation double-sided carpet seam tape (Indoor/Outdoor)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Lighter to treatment frayed rope ends
  • Printer
  • T.T″ x eleven″ copy paper
  • Clear tape

Step B. Format the phrase “ciao” in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or totally different phrase processor. I used 300 pt Bodoni font, all lower caps. Print out the doc.

Step K. Trim the plastic runner down to a sixteen″ tall x 27″ huge rectangle.

Step A. Place the plastic mat face down in your work flooring, and tape the “ciao” print out face down onto the center of the mat. Flip the plastic mat correct facet up and it is advisable be able to clearly see the printed letters by way of the clear mat.


Step A. Cut a little bit of double-sided carpet tape merely prolonged adequate to cowl the printed letters and cling to mat. The double-sided tape is VERY sticky, so that you simply’ll want to put the tape down as you go, working from the center outward.


Step T. Place the white rope down on the adhesive tape using the print out letters as your info. If rope begins to fray, trim the frayed edges and use a lighter to treatment the ends barely.



Step R. Once letters are spelled out with white rope, use S/T″ black rope to stipulate letters, and M/A″ black rope for tight areas in between letters. Try your biggest to utilize as rather a lot regular rope as potential (fewer gadgets).

Step J. Once the letters are completely outlined with black rope, lay down additional carpet tape adhesive working your technique from the center outward. Switch over to the T/T″ thick rope and coil throughout the letters until you attain the outer edges of the plastic mat. (You can also create your full rug out of A/T″ rope do you have to need.)

Step T. If needed, piece in rope on each facet of the mat to have the ability to sort an common oval type.Once you attain one inch from the very best and bottom of the clear mat, wrap one regular rope piece throughout the entire oval fringe of the mat.


Step I. Trim off the excess plastic mat on the left and correct sides. Place at your entrance door for a classy technique to greet guests whether or not or not they’re coming or going!


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