Custom DIY Area Rug From Placemats

2 Materials
$70
50 Minutes
Easy

Are you looking for an area rug but coming up short on selection? How about designing and creating a custom DIY area rug! This DIY has high end results without the high end price tag. An easy how-to that takes less than an hour! Quick, easy and budget friendly, yes please!

Choose the placemats

Choose placemats you'd like to use for a rug, and if there is room, lay them out on the floor of the aisle to gauge design. I used these placemats for my custom DIY area rug.

To seam the placemats together, use single sided carpet tape. This is the carpet seam tape I recommend.

Remove backing from tape, and place the mat halfway onto the tape, saving the other half for the next mat.

Join next placemat to the first, pressing down on the seam to secure.

Repeat step with another placemat. The placemats making the circumference edge of the rug will be joined on 3 sides to other mats. The center mats will be joined on all 4 sides.

Press the seams together to create a tight fit.

Continue steps until custom placemat rug is completed.


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  • Lisa Lisa on Aug 14, 2021

    Is this carpet tape double sided? Are you sticking the tape to your hardwood floor?

  • Robin Robin on Aug 14, 2021

    I just bought 12 of them yesterday and here I find this today. Difference is I sewed mine together.

  • Christine Christine on Aug 20, 2021

    How does it hold up to vacuuming?

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