DIY Kilim Rug

by TheHoneycombHome
Do you love the Kilim rug craze? I do! I've been wanting one for awhile, but they can be expensive. Recently, I made over my small half bath and I thought this would be a perfect place to add one. Because I couldn't find the rug in a size that would fit the space, I came up with an idea to make my own. I purchased a yard of fabric in a Kilim pattern from an Etsy shop. When I received the fabric, I decided it was a little too bright for my taste. However, I did like the more muted colors on the reverse side of the fabric, so I flipped it over and used the back as the top instead.
I cut the fabric to size, ironed it and placed it on a table with the side I did not want showing facing up. I then cut a piece of rubber shelf liner slightly smaller than my fabric and placed that on top of it. I folded the edges of the fabric over the shelf lining and glued it together with fabric glue.
Once I had all the edges neatly glued in place, I added some fringe trim I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I used fabric glue to attach that as well.
This was a super inexpensive and easy way to get my Kilim rug, in an unusual size! Click the link below to see the full after photos!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Mary McNeill Mary McNeill on Dec 15, 2015
    I like the basic idea especially using the rubber lining for a backing but I think I"d do a little more work and sew mine and maybe use some filler to make it softer. With your version I'd be afraid of it coming apart when I washed it. Have you washed it?

  • Sus11867545 Sus11867545 on Dec 14, 2016
    rug on wall

  • Sandra L Warren Sandra L Warren on Apr 10, 2021

    Why is there no photo of the whole thing? Can't really get a good idea of the completed look from a super zoomed in snip.

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  • Anna Banana Anna Banana on Feb 07, 2016
    I wonder if this can be made with a different fabric and then use the remaining fabric to make a matching shower curtain. Thanks for posting this! :)

  • Trish Trish on Jun 07, 2016
    I love this print. What a great idea. Cool rug.