DIY Modern Rug

3 Materials
1 Hour

Using rubber placemats with needle and thread, I created a unique and inexpensive rug for my living room.

This project replaced another diy that just did nothing for the space design-wise and was difficult to keep clean.

I saw these placemats at a local warehouse club and knew right away that they would be perfect as my rug. I bought four packs of 4 but ended up using only three packs (12 mats in all).

I laid 4 mats on a surface, trying to create a symmetrical square-type shape in the middle. Using regular thread in a matching colour, with a large sewing needle, I stitched the mats together where they touched.

Voila! This is how it turned out.

I think it suits the space much better, and for less that US$40 and and hour of time, I think it was a bargain.

And, because the mats are rubber, I think this would make a great rug for an outdoor space as well.

I look forward to your feedback on this, my first, post and hopefully I will have more to share you soon.

Happy crafting!

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  • JJ
    on Sep 4, 2019

    I love it!! Its so different from anything I've seen and brilliant. Definitely adding to my list! I want to ask you about your couch though!! Did you make that?? Its a great looking piece and am all about building something similar with pallets for my basement cave.

    • Kamille Huggins
      on Sep 6, 2019

      I didn't make the couch...I inherited it when I moved in, however it is in two parts which I can push together to make a bed. My nieces love it when they visit. Also, the seats in each section has storage underneath which is always needed in small apartments.

  • Joyce
    on May 25, 2020

    My kitchen floor is a type of wood laminate that is not supposed to be cleaned with water (what else is there?) and it is starting to buckle. I want to get a linoleum kind of floor to replace it, but until then, can anyone think of a something to cover this stupid floor that can be washed? I was thinking about an outdoor rug, but I'm too messy.

    • Sheila Ryan
      on May 27, 2020

      The floor is buckling because it has gotten wet @ where each piece connects. There are wood laminate floor cleaners. Bona is one brand. Or mix white vinegar with a small amount of water in a spray bottle. Then using a floor dust mop, spray & wipe. Swiffer brand makes a product & mop to use on laminate. That’s why I hate laminate because it buckles. If you mop with a mop & water use a microfiber mop ( blue heads sold @ Walmart) & wring it out. And use hot water, it dries faster.If any water is left on floor dry with a towel.

  • Nan
    on May 26, 2020

    Gorgeous! How about cutti

    ing out the small circles from the other spare mats and placing them in the middle between existing mats?

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