Rugs! I’m so picky about my rug choices and when shopping for a new one I have to see all the options before choosing. This pretty much results in no new rug for a long period of time OR scouring Pinterest for DIY Rug Ideas.
Making rugs can be really easy (because the process is usually repeated many times) yet is often time consuming. I’ve put together a list of a variety of DIY Rugs that have detailed tutorials to help you make your own rug.
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DIY Rug: Latch-Hook T-Shirt Rug
The Latch-Hook T-Shirt Rug is one of the biggest DIY projects I’ve taken on and one that I’m very proud of. While the process is the same thing repeated over and over again, it does take some time (like 30+ hours) and effort (80+ t-shirts). My husband likes to tell people that it’ made up of 14,000 strips of t-shirt that I cut by hand. :)
Learn how to make the Latch-Hook T-Shirt Rug here
Rolled Felt Scraps Rug
The patterns in this DIY rug are gorgeous! If you often work with felt, I bet you have a good amount of scraps sitting around. And now you can make your own rug with those scraps.
Large Cotton Area Rug
Don’t you just want to snuggle up on this DIY rug? I sure do, especially after seeing how easy it is to make. Using just large hole netting, cotton piping, and rubber bands, this rug can be complete in no time. Grab a friend and a pair of scissors and make Paper & Stitch‘s area rug.
DIY Felt Ball Rug
The look of felt ball rugs is unique and great for kids rooms. Catherine Grace gives detailed instructions and graphics on how to make your own felt ball rug.
DIY Rope Rug
The perfect circle rug can be hard to find. Make your own rug with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. The look of this black and white rope rug is so chic in this kitchen! I might use the same color scheme and give this one a shot.
Large Area Rug
Make this area rug for under $30 using carpet squares! Such a good idea and for a great price.
DIY Faux Fur Rug
Pearl and Scissors made this DIY Faux Fur Rug with just a few materials and the outcome is awesome. Follow along with her tutorial to make your own rug and even how to make it non-slip!
Wine Cork Bath Mat
Any DIYers have a bunch of wine corks collected for some future project(s)? I sure do! Here’s an idea by Crafty Nest to put those wine corks to good use and make a wine cork bath mat. I recommend enjoying a glass of wine while you make it. :)
Braided Rope Door Mat
Of course Martha would have a beautiful nautical style DIY rug. This doormat would look great at the cabin or beach house. Read the comments in the post as some DIYers have given some good tips to go along with the tutorial.
T-Shirt Rag Rug
A Piece of Rainbow created a beautiful circle rag rug using old t-shirts. She also created a detailed tutorial that you can follow along with to make a rag rug for yourself. I love the added pom-pom and tassel details.
Giant Crochet Circle Rug DIY
Chandi at Expression Fiber Arts shares a lesson on how to make a Giant Crochet Circle Rug. The end result is a gorgeous, chunky rug that even non-crocheters can make.
Cozy Faux Fur Rug DIY
In Aubrey’s (Homegrown & Healthy) quest for a budget-friendly, minimalist upgrade to her daughters bedroom, she created this DIY Faux Fur Rug. This rug would be any little girls dream to play on and lay on. The best part about it is if it gets ruined (you know…kids) the whole project cost less than 40 bucks. Now that’s budget-friendly!
DIY Crochet T-shirt Rug
Learn to make your own t-shirt yarn, repurpose some old t-shirts, and create a new DIY rug for your home. Win, win, win! One Dog Woof gives a great tutorial for her Crochet T-Shirt Rug.
DIY Area Rug Made from Smaller Rugs
Have you ever found a rug in the perfect color but it’s not big enough? Problem solved: buy multiple small rugs, sew them together and voila…your new perfect large rug is made.
DIY Woven Rag Rug
Rag rugs are a classic. Better yet they are one of the easiest DIY home decor projects you can make. A Beautiful Mess has an easy to follow tutorial with great imagery to follow along to make your own rag rug.
How to Make a Faux Fur Rug Tutorial
I might be a little obsessed with faux fur right now. And maybe a little more obsessed with the idea of making a white faux fur rug like View Along the Way did. The best part about these DIY rugs is that you can throw them in the washing machine. Not only do you get a beautiful rug but also a beautiful CLEAN rug. Genius!
Colorful DIY Rag Rug
Clean out the closet and get a new rug all in a few moves. Try this crocheted circle rug made from t-shirts. You can find used t-shirts at thrift stores or garage sales if you don’t have enough to get the rug size you’d like. The best part about using random colors is that you can keep adding onto this rug until you’re satisfied with the size.
Are you in search of a new rug for your home? Because YES, you can make your own rug!
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