Let’s face it rugs and door mats are the final touches that we all need to complete our interior design project. They are also necessary as a first defence against the grime of the outdoors in some cases. In others,they give us warmth and a certain elegance to match our newly finished decor. To save money I have found this really great article that will give you plenty of DIY rugs ideas. Making your own is fun and unique!
The first consideration we will explore is the rope rug. These DIY Rugs are fun and easy to make:
To craft this simple rope rug you will need the following materials: thick rope,silicon adhesive,a cutter and a canvas fabric for lining.The first step is rolling the rope into a spiral and when you feel the diameter suits your needs just cut off the excess rope with the cutter. After that use silicone adhesive to hold it all together and adhere a circular canvas to it. You will have to pre-measure and cut the fabric. Let the silicone dry to completion and voilla, your rug is complete. You can also spray paint it anytime if you prefer a touch of color. Happy crafting!
“Johanna Hyrkas had this great idea of using a simple strand of LED rope light that sits inside a knit pattern of regular ropes, spiraling out from the center. She created a wonderful carpet light that would be very practical and useful to you so that you would not need some other sources of light for your walking in the nights.”
The following project will involve some paint skills but with a easy pattern you will be safe:
click here to read about the ottoman!
first I added the dimensions of the rug and a quick sketch of the pattern to my sketch up model
gathered supplies …
sw loyal blue, fabric medium, plywood for the stencil, and a rug (5’11” x 8’2″) from Ikea
then I created a design in illustrator – printed on several pieces of 8.5 x 11 which were taped together
traced the pattern on a piece of 3/8 plywood – David then cut it out with a jigsaw (he is much better at precision cutting than me!)
We printed out our plan and wrote down some measurements – since the edges of the rug aren’t square we ran tape down the middle of the points of the medallion so that they would line up
Prior to painting we took the tape off of the area to be painted – pressing on the board so it wouldn’t slip! We also attached some paper bags on the outside of the stencil to prevent over spray
lined the points up on the center of the tape line
we were originally going to airbrush the whole thing … but it took WAY too long – so we airbrushed the sides to get a clean line (pressing firmly on the board)
and brushed the interior – first coat looking very smurfy …Continue reading
That really looks like fun. How about this great cork bath mat for the rest room?
Perfect for the bathroom, a wine cork bath mat will use all those saved up corks from parties you had no idea what to do with. Find the materials needed and instructions in the tutorial linked below.
And Finally you could consider our favorite..a DIY pom pom rug!
Revive all those childhood memories by crafting fun colorful pom-pom rugs that will warm your toes and cheer your day.
With so many different ideas to choose from you will surely have fun deciding! As mentioned, DIY Rugs are certainly a viable option to shop purchased items. Have you seen the price of some of the mass produced items? As ever…have fun and share your work with us all here!