Make a Boho Jute Rug With Two Cheap Doormats

Add some color and boho flair to any space with this easy DIY jute rope rug using materials found at the hardware store.

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May 22, 2020
Boho Jute Rug With Southwestern Pattern in Blue, Orange and Pink Paint

DIY Hand-Painted Boho Jute Rug

The Crafty Lumberjacks used two inexpensive doormats to create this one-of-a-kind jute rug. Taping together the two rugs created a canvas for Andrew and Dennis to glue lengths of jute rug onto. Once dried, the Crafty Lumberjacks used a large stencil to paint a design onto the rug.

From: HGTV Handmade

Finding the perfect rug is no easy task. With a seemingly endless array of sizes, colors and materials, it's easy to get lost in choice. You might find a style you like, only to find it isn't the right size or isn't the ideal material. That's why HGTV Handmade's Crafty Lumberjacks decided to make their own jute rug from scratch. You can use this project to make a completely custom rug in any size to fit your space. Plus, Andrew and Dennis even show you how to use a paint stencil to give the rug even more boho flair, a technique you can use on rugs you already have!

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The Crafty Lumberjacks make a jute rug from scratch.

Materials + Tools

  • caulking gun
  • black twine
  • stencil
  • acrylic paint
  • stencil brushes

Prep Mats

To create a large doormat, use a large piece of tape and attach the inexpensive door mats together to create a base to glue the rope onto.

Prep Rugs

DIY Boho Jute Rug: Prep Rugs

To create a large doormat, use a large piece of tape and attach the inexpensive door mats together to create a base to glue the rope onto.

Cut Rope

Use the base mat to help measure out the lengths of rope pieces. Stretch out the rope across the width of the mat, leaving two inches overhanging on each side. Repeat until you’ve cut enough rope to cover the base mat. Using sharp, heavy scissors will help prevent fraying.

Cut Rope

DIY Boho Jute Rug: Cut Rope

Use the base mat to help measure out the lengths of rope pieces. Stretch out the rope across the width of the mat, leaving two inches overhanging on each side. Repeat until you’ve cut enough rope to cover the base mat. Using sharp, heavy scissors will help prevent fraying.

Glue Rope

Using the caulking gun, add an even line of adhesive along the bottom of the mat and begin gluing down the rope. Make sure the pieces are nice and tight up against each other as you're working to avoid any holes. Repeat until the mat is fully covered. Use heavy books to lay on top of the ends of the rope to help keep it in place until the glue dries overnight.

Glue Rope

DIY Boho Jute Rug: Glue Rope

Using the caulking gun, add an even line of adhesive along the bottom of the mat and begin gluing down the rope. Make sure the pieces are nice and tight up against each other as you're working to avoid any holes. Repeat until the mat is fully covered.

Create Fringe

Use the edge of the base mat below the rope as a guide and wrap each strand of rope twice with black twine, leaving two inches of rope to fringe. Weave your way from the bottom to the top and tie off at the end. Repeat on the other side. Unwind and fray each strand of rope until you get the desired effect you want. This step is time consuming, so grab a friend to help!

Create Fringe

DIY Boho Jute Rug: Create Fringe

Use the edge of the base mat below the rope as a guide and wrap each strand of rope twice with black twine, leaving two inches of rope to fringe. Weave your way from the bottom to the top and tie off at the end. Repeat on the other side. Unwind and fray each strand of rope until you get the desired effect you want.

Apply Stencil

Start by taping down the large stencil to the mat. Then, use a stencil brush to apply the acrylic paint in a dabbing motion. Remove the stencil to reveal your handmade, boho jute rug.

Using stencil to paint pattern onto handmade jute rope rug.

How to Make a Boho Jute Rug: Stencil

Crafty Lumberjacks Andrew and Dennis used a large stencil to paint a Southwestern-style pattern onto their handmade jute rug.

From: HGTV Handmade

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