How-To: Customize a Jute Rug With Trim

HGTV Magazine shows you how to put your stamp on basic items with these easy makeover ideas.
Customize Jute Rugs with Colorful Trim

Customize Jute Rugs with Colorful Trim

Put your stamp on jute rugs by customizing them with hot-glue and colorful ribbon trim.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Materials Needed:

  • jute rug (such as Addison and Banks flat-woven solid pattern rug, amazon.com)
  • ribbon (Athena 2.5" decorative trim in cobalt, calicocorners.com)
  • ribbon (Anna Maria Horner Meander ribbon in coral on green, renaissanceribbons.com)
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • fringe (Single Knot cotton fringe, mjtrim.com)
  • dye (Liquid dye in lemon yellow, ritdye.com)
  • trim (Classic 2" pom-pom fringe in purple, warehousefabricsinc.com)

For Greek Key Ribbon

Cut two pieces of ribbon to the rug’s width and two pieces to its length, adding two inches to each piece. Hot-glue the longer ribbons along the rug’s top and bottom edges, folding under one inch on each end for a clean edge. Repeat with the shorter pieces on the sides.

Customize a Jute Rug With Greek Key Ribbon

Customize a Jute Rug With Greek Key Ribbon

Easily customize a jute rug (such as Addison and Banks flat-woven solid pattern rug, amazon.com) with Greek key ribbon (Athena 2.5" decorative trim in cobalt, calicocorners.com). Cut two pieces of ribbon to the rug’s width and two pieces to its length, adding two inches to each piece. Hot-glue the longer ribbons along the rug’s top and bottom edges, folding under one inch on each end for a clean edge. Repeat with the shorter pieces on the sides, then enjoy your new rug!

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

For Colorful Fringe

Dye the fringe, following the instructions on the dye packaging, and let dry. Cut two pieces of fringe to the rug’s width. Hot-glue the base of the fringe under each side of the rug.

Customize a Jute Rug With Colorful Fringe

Customize a Jute Rug With Colorful Cotton Fringe

Customizing a jute rug (such as Addison and Banks flat-woven solid pattern rug, amazon.com) with colorful cotton fringe (single knot cotton fringe, mjtrim.com) is a snap! Dye the fringe (using a liquid dye, like lemon yellow from ritdye.com), following the instructions on the dye packaging, and let dry. Cut two pieces of fringe to the rug’s width. Hot-glue the base of the fringe under each side of the rug, and voilà!

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

For Pom-Poms

Cut two pieces each of pom-pom trim and 5/8-inch ribbon to the rug’s width, adding two inches to each piece of ribbon. Hot-glue the base of the pom-pom trim under each side of the rug. Hot-glue the ribbon along each side, folding under one inch on each end for a clean edge.

Customize a Jute Rug With Pom-Pom Trim

Customize a Jute Rug With Pom-Pom Trim

Add new life to a jute rug (such as Addison and Banks flat-woven solid pattern rug, amazon.com) by customizing it with ribbon (Anna Maria Horner Meander ribbon in coral on green, renaissanceribbons.com) and pom-pom trim (classic 2" pom-pom fringe in purple, warehousefabricsinc.com). Cut two pieces each of 5/8-inch ribbon and of pom-pom trim to the rug’s width, adding two inches to each piece of ribbon. Hot-glue the base of the pom-pom trim under each side of the rug. Then hot-glue the ribbon along each side, folding under one inch on each end for a clean edge.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

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