Shaggy Rag Rug Dorm Decor

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My daughter fell in love with the shaggy rag rugs so we decided to make one from recycled materials.
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Hers is a small. Just the right size for a seat cover, dresser top or accent, but you can easily follow her lead to make one as big as you want..
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It is so plush and soft. It is hard to imagine its humble beginnings.
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We started with cheap sheets from the thrift store and dyed them in the yard. You can read more about the process below.
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Then she ripped the sheets into strips.
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An extra piece of non-slip rug mat was the base.
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She knotted each strip onto the rug mat. Some tutorials just pull them through but she wanted hers to be extra strong.
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She skipped rows so it wasn't too tight.
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TaDa! Ready for school!

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    Brooke Bock

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