A stenciled rug. You might be better off attempting a less complicated pattern when you're first learning how to stencil.
PHOTO: NICO TOUTENHOOFD
One trip to the craft store and you'll have all that you need to begin.
Tape down the entire length of the stencil, not just the corners.
Use small, circular motions and apply the paint evenly, concentrating on filling the edges completely.
Before applying paint to the item you want to stencil, practice on a rag or paper towel until you get a feel for the brush.