It must have something to do with spring cleaning that makes me want all new rugs. I’ve noticed that around this time EVERY YEAR I simply want new rugs. For the bathroom, for the front door, for the kitchen, you name it.
And while I adore new rugs, I don’t very often find any that are “unique” enough that I want to spend my hard earned money on them. So instead, I decided to DIY up some fun new floor pieces and this is one of my favorites!
For this project you will need:
First take your rope and fold it in on itself like seen above. Use hot glue in between the pieces to stick together.
Wrap the rope around and around using a healthy amount of hot glue every step of the way. Whenever you get an odd blob of glue leave it be. Wiping it smudges and the smudges do not come off. If you wait you can use a razor blade to remove the excess chunks quickly and easily.
Probably the most important bit when working on your rug is to try and glue down while it is sitting on a flat surface. This way you don’t have to worry about the rug curling up while you handle it. If flat on the table, it will glue in place that way.
Keep going until you get the size you’re going for. For mine I used two coils of of blue rope for the inside, two rolls of red for the stripe and one roll of blue for the outer border. I purchased my rope at Dollar General for $2 each making this a $10 rug if you don’t count glue. Since I used out of my glue stash and I didn’t keep up with it I can’t say for sure, but I think I used quite a few sticks.
And because no post could be complete without at least one cat photo bombing things, Max says hi.Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website