Here is one idea:
The backing is as important as the pile.
Most pre-made ones are 100% polypropylene or polyolefin or olefin.
It’s a cheap fiber and it can take being rained on and left in the sun.
Nylon is a superior fiber, but is typically more $.
You might be able to find a carpet remnant at a flooring store or even a big box DIY store.
We don’t want an attached foam pad as it will hold water like a sponge.
You can buy seam tape or use a bead of construction adhesive on the back to slow down the raveling of the edges.
I would not use a canvas tarp, unless it’s going to be in an area that doesn’t get wet and has little traffic.
You could paint one on the floor!
Hi Roseen, Here is a pretty one. Hope it gives you an idea... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202vx2biyzU
Here is a DIY outdoor carpet tutorial for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4ph4em67k
I bought one so I would know it could survive heat and being hosed down. Mine was $39 for 5x8. Right now is a great time to buy one. Most are 50% off. There are some things that, to me, make more sense to buy.
Yes - this is the perfect time to buy one if you wanted to go that route as Patty said!
Here's a video that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4ph4em67k
Hi Roseen: I'm not sure you can make it, you just buy it. Or, are you talking about painting one on your patio? If that's the case, check this out: https://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Rug/
And, of course, some of our clever Hometalkers did this:
To me it makes more sense to go out and buy 1, many half off sales at this time of year.
Hello Roseen, hope this helps you out!
Stencil a design on to a painter's tarp, sew trim on edges of you'd like
I was amazed when I saw a lady make one using plastic shopping bags that she crochet together.