How to: a DIY Rug Done in 15 for Less Than $15!

2 Materials
15 Minutes

Yep, that's right! A 15 for 15 DIY rug! A super simple rug for low traffic areas!

Perusing the incredibly large fabric store in town for something else entirely, a store that carries likely everything on the planet, I stumbled across a remnant lump of glorious of fuzzy fluffy fabric.

Before my Rational Brain could stop Brain on Fabric, I was running for the checkout line. Be sure to come visit my blog for all the fun details on this project as well as many others at Flipping the Flip

Ah Finn, being ever-so-helpful as always! See, our library, a tiny little purposeless room turned library, it gets no use really. So any kind of rug I put in there, it will never get trounced or dirty or worn. So fabric, why not?!

I had purchased a non-slip rug pad eons ago and had started this rug differently. Upon racing in the door, I ripped the old stuff off and dashed to the basement to make the new rug. I laid the fabric out upside down, laid the rug pad over it, and using a needle and thread, tacked the two together.

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I cut the fabric wider than the pad in case it curled.

Ran upstairs, moved the furniture out of the way like a crazy person, spread out the rug, moved the furniture back, stood back and grinned. Yay!

It's perfect! It works with all the other things in the room, all of which you can read about on my blog by clicking the link below!

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric   (fabric store)
  • Rug pad   (Amazon)
  • Fabric scissors   (Amazon)
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Becky at Flipping the Flip
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  • Mary Smith Mary Smith on Jan 19, 2020

    Did you do anything to finish the edges of the fabric? Has it raveled?

  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Jul 28, 2021

    We all LOVE hardwood floors, but they are cold on the feet. this rug looks sooo cozy, but why would no one use your tiny reading room? Reading is good for your brain. It is a good transition from blue screens to sleep.


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