DIY Rope Rug

4 Materials
2 Hours

Dress up your entryway with a pretty, durable and affordable rope rug! So easy to make and a great way to add some rustic touch to your entryway! I found this rug the prettiest thing on earth and I’m still so smitten with that fluffy, thick fringe! And although a couple of years went by, it still looks and feels great! It seemed so durable when I made it and turns out, it really is! Perfect for outdoors, thanks to the materials I used

  • Cut all your rope pieces to size. Measure them up to the length of the mat (cut the mat to desired size if too big as I did with mine), and then add 2-3 inches extra to each ends, for the fringe.

  • Begin spreading adhesive in rows and immediately laying your rope directly on top of the glue. Push the pieces as closely together as possible. If you use an adhesive that does not dry quickly, your rope may shift from where you place it down so place heavy books on top of those rows for a couple of hours.
  • After your door mat is completely covered with rope, take some extra rope and unwind the coils so that you get some smaller threads to work with on the ends and keep the fringe from fraying.
  • Weave the threads through and around each rope on the ends.
  • Unwind and fray each end piece. This will get messy but it’s totally worth it!

Suggested materials:
  • Jute rope
  • Rubber mat
  • Fast dry construction adhesive   (
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Petro Neagu
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  • Carol Cole Carol Cole on Mar 30, 2019

    I love it and I am glad you used a rubber mat under it. Great job and I would of loved to have seen the whole rug.

  • Theresa Wakley Theresa Wakley on Jul 12, 2020

    I love this idea. It looks like something I had in mind. Now I really want to get started. It's so nice to be able to personalize something that is usually just functional.