I saw this rug and Michaels craft store and I thought I could create my own fun version with some nautical rope I had purchased at the the Dollar Tree.
Nautical Rope Rainbow🌈 Rug
Dollar tree nautical rope turned into a beautiful rainbow rug.
I used 10 bundles of rope a non-skid rug pad lots of hot glue and I used my outside mat for reference (obviously optional) and paint at the end not pictured here
I already owned the paints and glue I used so this project was even more inexpensive.
Lay out mat
Cut out shape
I measured where the middle was and started there on the bottom.
I went back and forth looping at the ends to start the form of a rainbow. I never cut the rope just continuously went til I reached the end of the rope and then I would grab another rope and continue on where I left off.
At this point the shape takes place and forms the rainbow im looking for but also goes past the non-skid mat so I did turn it over and add a piece where it was missing. I really didn't have to at this point because honestly I don't think the rug would move with what I already put down.
Time for paint
I honestly love the rug as is and could've stop here. I love rainbows and had my heart set on making one. For every color I painted three rows skipping one in between for six colors. I use regular acrylic paints because it's going to be placed in my craftroom with little traction and no chance of getting wet.
I love the way it looks but I decided to add white to each color and paint a lighter version in between
Adding white to each color gave me a pastel version of the regular color. The different variations get me something unique and the pop I needed to complete my rainbow.
I love it!!!!
I do have one regret! I wish I had lined it up to something to have a straight finish on the bottom. Other than that I love my finished product.
It's a fun addition to my craftroom. 🌈🌈🌈
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