Hanging Rug as Wall Art

4 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy

Hanging a rug as wall art is an excellent way to cover a large area of wall in your home with a new texture, I love that instead of another hard surface on the wall like framed art it can add some softness to the walls & sometimes in a less expensive way if you aren’t hanging anything precious. I recently found this rug for $5 (at 5 below) & knew I had the perfect place for it…and you can probably already tell it wasn’t going on the ground! I put a plan together to hang this rug as wall art & it worked out so perfectly that I had to share it with y’all because I just love sharing a good DIY ( you can see them all here).

Materials Needed to create Hanging Rug Wall Art:



  • A flat-woven cotton rug
  • Iron
  • 1 x 2 board white furring strip (you can have it cut or cut it in some stores yourself)
  • Staple gun with staples
  • Sawtoothed picture hanger

How to create Hanging Rug Wall Art:


  1. Give your rug a quick ironing if it has an unnecessary amount of wrinkles (seriously this step made ALL the difference, check out that before after)


Cut your board down to the width of the rug (depending on which way you’re hanging it)

Cover the front & top of your board with the rug (see image below)


Staple into place

Tap the sawtoothed picture hanger into place in the back of the middle of your board & hang!


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  • Lisas Rexstar Lisas Rexstar on May 25, 2021

    Wouldn't the rug hang straighter if you attached a furring strip to the bottom as well as the top? It would provide weight to firm up the fabric. You might need 2 hangers for extra security.

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