How to Make a Rope Rug

Use thick rope and silicone paint to create a chic doormat that will add a splash of color to any entryway. The polyester rope and smooth paint are durable enough for snow-covered boots or wet spring shoes.
Rope Rug

Rope Rug

Use your rug in your entry way to wipe off snow covered boots or wet, spring shoes. The silicone paint and polyester rope can be wiped clean.

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Materials Needed:

  • thick polyester rope in desired color
  • felt cut into a circle (ours is 24")(felt should match rope)
  • scissors
  • heavy-duty construction adhesive
  • painter's tape
  • paintbrush
  • silicone paint in desired color

Start by Coiling the Rope

On a flat surface, start coiling the thick rope.

Rope Rug

Rope Rug

On a flat surface, start coiling the thick rope.

Continue Coiling Rope

Coil the rope until the rug is approximately 24 inches across or your desired width. Hold the coil down with your hands so it doesn't unravel.

Add Adhesive

Use construction adhesive to create a starburst pattern on the rope coil.

Attach Felt

Smooth the felt over the glue on the coil. You might need to place extra glue underneath some of the felt. Cut off the extra rope.

Let Dry

Let dry for at least 24 hours.

Add Painter's Tape

Apply a strip of painter's tape across the rope rug near the center.


Cover one side of the rope rug in silicone paint. Use a few coats to completely cover the rope. Take off the tape and let dry.

Rope Rug

Rope Rug

Use the Plasti Dip as paint and cover one side of the rope rug. Use a few coats to completely cover the rope. Take off the tape and let dry.

Add to Entryway

Use your brand-new rug in your entryway to wipe off snow-covered boots or wet spring shoes. The silicone paint and polyester rope can be wiped clean.

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