12 Rugs and Bathmats You Can Make
Step up your style with easy, DIY rug projects.
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Cottage-Style Rope Rug
You know we’re bringing you a true, top-of-the-line DIY project when the final product looks this good (read: expensive). We have a feeling you won’t have any trouble finding a spot to stick this simple, sweet sisal rope rug in your home.
Get the How-To: How to Make Cottage-Style Rug From Sisal Rope
Saturate your space with personality by using your all-time favorite colors to create this cheery, pompom yarn rug. Not only will you gain major style points, but your fur baby will reap the benefits of your crafter-noon, too!
Get the How-To: Easy Yarn Pom Pom Rug
Nautical Style on the Cheap
Feeling nauti? Express yourself with a nautical-inspired rug for your patio or porch. All you need is tape and paint to turn a basic outdoor rug into a chic, beach-inspired focal point.
Get the How-To: How to Paint a Cottage-Style Sisal Rug
Mad for Monogram
On a budget? Turn a plain old dollar store doormat into a classy front door accent piece for less than $10!
Get the How-To: DIY Monogrammed Doormat
Braided T-Shirt Rug
Tossing your kiddos’ t-shirts can be tough to do. Nostalgia and all, right? Skip the tears and use the cotton tees they’ve outgrown to create this cute, braided rug for their room. (Pro tip: you’re never too old for a craft day. Ask them to help you out!)
Get the How-To: How to Make a Braided Rug From Old T-Shirts
Cedar Slat Mat
More of a minimalist? Recreate this stylish, modern wood slat mat for your front door. We’re obsessed with the clean lines and natural warmth of the cedar slats. Bonus: this DIY looks just as incredible when used as a spa-inspired bathmat, too.
Get the How-To: How to Make a Wood Slat Doormat
Easy + Elegant Upholstery Rug
Don’t let the leftover (yet totally divine) upholstery fabric from your dining room project go to waste on the top shelf of your closet. Use the remaining fabric to recreate this easy, elegant upholstery fabric mat, instead.
Get the How-To: How to Make a Rug From Upholstery Fabric
T-Shirt Rag Rug
Think twice before tossing that stained t-shirt, friends! Whip out your scissors and recreate this fun, textured rag rug for your guest bathroom. C’mon, let’s face it — we both know that space could use a little more attention in the decorating department, right?
Get the How-To: How to Make a Rag Rug Bathmat From Upcycled T-Shirts
Make It Permanent
On the hunt for a more permanent, less expensive alternative to a large area rug? Stencil a faux one right onto the floor! This gorgeous stencil job only looks like the real thing.
Get the How-To: How to Paint a Stenciled Pattern on Hardwood Floor
We’re all about giving friends and family a warm welcome — even if the welcome is a little cheeky. Use a natural texture rug, weather-resistant paint and a stencil of your choice to create a cute greeting for guests.
Get the How-To: The DIY Doormat You Need This Halloween
Paint a Pattern
Drop-cloth turned designer area rug? No, we’re not bluffing. Turns out, this DIY is way easier than you think.
Get the How-To: How to Paint a Patterned Rug
Fact of life: size matters. Lucky for you, we’re good friends. Cardinal rule of friendship? Good friends do not let good friends commit to a lifetime of too-small and/or too-expensive rugs. You’re better than that, babes! Recreate this DIY runner out of two colorful mats and create a carpet look of your dreams.
Get the How-To: How to Turn Inexpensive Floor Mats into a Runner Rug