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10 DIY Yoga Mat Ideas

Any yoga enthusiast knows that a yoga mat is essential for even the most basic practice. Why shouldn’t your yoga mat be just as personal as your flow? With these ten tutorials, you will discover fun ways to decorate or even make your own DIY yoga mat. Your yoga practice will surely benefit from your hard work!

1. DIY Yoga Mat

If you have some acrylic paint lying around your house, you can make this inspirational yoga mat! Use cheap letter stencils for a motivational quote, and take painter’s tape to create different geometric designs. It’ll only take a couple minutes!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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2. DIY Boho-Inspired Yoga Mat

You don’t need to have ridiculous art skills to make this impressive boho-inspired yoga mat. Simply glue a store-bought tapestry to your yoga mat and trim the extra. The process is simple, but the results appear far from it! The mat will need to dry overnight to really adhere to the tapestry, so don’t use your DIY yoga mat right away, even though you’ll want to!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: About 1 hour (plus drying time)
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3. DIY Personalized Kid’s Yoga Mat

If you have children at home who want to practice yoga with you, help them personalize their own yoga mat. Purchasing a kid’s yoga mat can be pricey, so just cut a normal yoga mat in half. This project uses stencils and acrylic paint to decorate the mat, so be creative and have fun!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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4. DIY Painted Yoga Mat

This DIY yoga mat will have you feeling relaxed before you even start your yoga session! Use tape to create lines for your writing, then add some swirly designs to accent. All you’ll need is some acrylic paint and a paintbrush. As well as looking beautiful, your painted yoga mat will have even more grip due to the acrylic paint!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: Less than 1 hour (plus drying time)
Materials You Need:

  • Yoga mat
  • Acrylic paint
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paintbrush

 

5. DIY Yoga Mat with Strap

If you practice yoga outside your home, you’ll need a convenient way to carry it, since yoga mats tend to unroll themselves. This tutorial shows you how to add a strap to your yoga mat to make transport super fast and easy! Follow the link below to learn how. For more creative DIYs you can also try these awesome dreamcatcher tutorials.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 10 minutes
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6. DIY Decorated Kid’s Yoga Mat

This video shows lots of fun and creative ways to decorate a kid’s yoga mat. Using fabric markers will make it easier and less messy for kids to decorate their own yoga mats. Glue some flowers or paint some glitter over their designs to really make their creativity shine!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours, depending on the design desired
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7. DIY Yoga Mat Rug

You can achieve both style and functionality by painting your yoga mat. It can double as a rug for your dorm or study! You’ll make your designs with painter’s tape, paint your yoga mat with gold paint pens, and then seal the deal with some waterproof sealer.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: About 1 hour (plus drying time)
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8. DIY Mandala Yoga Mat

Use a stencil to create an intricate mandala design on your yoga mat. Add a few inspirational quotes with additional stencils and you’ll be ready to hit the studio! You’ll need to tape the designs down before painting so they don’t move around. Let the paint dry for a few hours before using your mat!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: About 1 hour (plus drying time)
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9. DIY Repurposed Yoga Mat

If you’re really in a bind and need a yoga mat quickly, you might need this tutorial. It takes cheap shelf liners and duct tape and transforms them into a perfect sticky mat surface to practice your favorite yoga flows! Try using a decorative duct tape for a fun twist!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 10 minutes
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10. DIY Doll Yoga Mat

To get your kids excited about yoga, help them make these adorable yoga mats for their dolls! You’ll need foam and ribbon to make this DIY. Use a color that matches your kid’s yoga mat to get them even more excited! This video will show you how to get started.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 5-10 minutes
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Conclusion

The possibilities for designing your yoga mat are endless. Take any design, picture, favorite quote, or geometric designs to make your DIY yoga mat your own! Do you have any tips and tricks for decorating yoga mats? Share your ideas below.

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