DIY rug from leftover fabric—simple, fast, and affordable
It's not always easy to give your living space that extra personal touch. Unique pieces of furniture and decorations are usually really expensive. But here's how you can create a completely one-of-a-kind rug for your home—and stay on budget.
- anti-slip rug gripper
- fabric scraps (e.g. old kitchen towels, etc.)
- crochet hook
Here's how to do it:
Begin with a base to attach the fabric to. A piece of anti-slip rug grip works really well for this.
Next, gather up fabric straps that will eventually become the fibers of your new rug. The fabric shouldn't be too thin. Old kitchen towels (the thinner kind) work really well. Of course, you can also buy fabric specifically for this project, but we like recycling and working on a budget.
Next, you'll cut the fabric into strips. The width of the strips depends on the size of the holes on the rug grip. You don't want the fabric to be hanging too loosely. In our example, the strips are 1 inch wide and 5 inches long.
Now it's time to pull the fabric through the grid on the mat: down one hole and up an adjacent one. A crochet hook can be helpful here and will probably make the whole process go a little faster. Every hole must be filled with a piece of fabric.
You'll quickly start to see a nice, fluffy surface taking shape.
And just like that the rug is finished! Depending on the material you've used, your rug will either be really soft or more rough feeling. The best part is that you can determine the colors and pattern of your new rug.
Here's an instructional video for this project:
If you use old scraps, this project can be really affordable and sustainable. Try it out and surprise your friends and neighbors with your creativity!