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Rugmaker's Homestead. Looped/Woven Rag Rug. Rug Mod Tutorial. 5 Unique DIY Area Rug Ideas. 5 Unique DIY Area Rug Ideas. If you can't find the perfect rug to fit your space, unleash your creativity and make a custom one to fit your space, life and budget perfectly. No need to settle for something that isn't right. As you can see here, the homeowners who created these set no limitations to the materials that can be used to make their rugs fun, functional, and unique to their style and personality.

Plywood makes a great area rug for a home office that has wall to wall carpeting. To save the rug from getting worn out from a wheeled office chair, paint a design on a piece of plywood. This rug started out as a display, but the designer had so many requests for how to make it that they wrote the directions for anyone to do. I am sure you have seen foam mats in tire stores or that are made for kid's rooms that piece together like a jigsaw puzzle so you can create the size you need.

This may take some time to make, but this is one very unique rug that would look perfect in a home library or office.

Braided Rag Rugs

Rug-Hooking: History, How-to Tutorials. Arts & Crafts : The Art and Craft of Rug Hooking Fiber Art "Rug hooking uses a hand hook, similar in shape to a crochet hook, to form a looped pile from fabric strips or yarn on an even-weave base fabric. " — The folk artistry in authentic rug hooking goes beyond simple latch hook rug kits you buy off the shelf in your favorite craft store. Yes, you will learn more about this beautiful form of art and craft by reading Creativity Portal's collection of rug hooking articles written by professional rug-hooking artists such as Canada's Deanne Fitzpatrick and by browsing our collection of instructional rug hooking resources where you'll find Web sites that explain hooking rug history and processes; and those that share free tips, patterns, techniques, and tutorials for your creative rug hooking research and projects.

More Articles by Deanne Fitzpatrick » Featured Rug Hooking & Fiber Art Articles Instructional How-to Rug Hooking Resources. Coiled-Rag Baskets. Baskets have had many uses over the ages. Native Americans wove them so tightly they could hold water. Materials and Tools: fabric scraps torn in strips Rag Works 1" craft coiling large-eye plastic yarn needle scissors masking tape hot-glue gun and glue Steps: 1. Tear fabric into strips approximately 1 1/2" to 2" wide. An easy way to tear the strips is to fold a piece of fabric and mark off strips of the desired width across the folded edge. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Coiled Fabric Bowls (Lots Of Photos) I made these fabric bowls using a tutorial I found here: CraftStylish tutorial! I found it incredibly easy and fun to follow. Time consuming, but fun. I made both of these bowls for superhooker for the Old Fashioned Random Swap. I made two different sizes, and different colors. Wow, typing these intros to posts is sure painful!

Also excuse the photography... unfortunately my house is situated under a bunch of trees, which isn't great for photo lighting. Anyway, here are some finished pics: Side-by-side Inside of green bowl Outside of green bowl Inside of rainbow bowl Outside of rainbow bowl Close-up of my favorite part of the rainbow bowl Stacked And just for kicks, this: Became this: which was only part of the BOTTOM of the bowl...

Stats! I used 10 yards of cord for the green bowl. For the rainbow bowl, I used 18 yards of cord for the rainbow bowl, and about 140 feet (~45 yards) of fabric strips sewn end-to-end. The best part is that I did not buy any fabric for these bowls.

Crochet A Rug

Free 142 Rug Knitting Patterns. Knit A Nordic Wool Rug. A very exclusive rug made from super bulky 100% Norwegian yarn, spun from Old Norwegian short tail landrace wool and mohair. It´s incredible soft and squishy to walk on, and we just love the look! YarnPickles Røslig2 nøster NeedlesLarge circular needles US 35 Gauge per 4"3 s / 6 rows Measurments36 x 53 " before blocking The rug can be blocked to achive a larger size.

We would do it if we had a laundry room, but can´t be bothered with a huge wet rug in our living room, so we haven´t tried :) Based on stretch testing it can be stretched to about 30% larger size. Cast on 28 s and knit garter stitch back and forth. Quatrefoil Design Floor Cloth. Pantone – the foremost authority on color has proclaimed Honeysuckle pink as its “2011 Color of the Year”. Pink is hot right now, we are seeing a whole rich spectrum of it – everywhere and more than just one hue. Look at the March issue of House Beautiful magazine and you will be enlightened to the power of pink when it comes to decorating our homes this year. Seeing pink on the cover of decorating magazines as well as merchandise in stores like Target and Wal-Mart reminds me of a line from the movie Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.

There is a scene where it is pronounced to- Well, we don’t want to go that far – although marketers would love it if we did. To keep your decor fresh without going crazy trying to keep on top of things – add only a few touches of it instead of going full board with a current trend. I have always wanted a rug in my kitchen to stand on when I am at the sink.

Supplies Needed: Variation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Easy Floor Cloth From A Scrap Piece Of Vinyl Flooring. Fabric Flower Floor Cloth at Joann. Give Your Rug A Stunning Stencilled Makeover. There are patterned rugs. And then there are customised patterned rugs in any colour or style you desire. Like the sound of the last one? It's easy enough to DIY - either give a new one your own stamp or revamp an old plain-coloured one. Either way you'll need some fabric paint, a few hours and some contact paper. I went with a diamond pattern because it's effective but simple enough to do. Supplies A rug - I went with a soft, almost-blanket style rug, but hardier, natural-fibre ones would also work well.Contact paper - the thicker the better. Step 1: Measure Your Rug Decide which way you want the pattern to go.

Step 2: Work Out The Width Of The Stencil Using the full height of the contact paper, I worked out how many diamonds I'd like across the rug (three full ones was the maximum) and divided the width of the rug by three to give me the width of the diamond. Step 3: Cut Up The Contact Paper Cut at your markers and you'll have a whole heap of contact paper rectangles. Step 4: Fold In Half. Stenciled Burlap Mat. Hooked Sink Mat Rag Rug. Home » $5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Tutorials 31 July 2013 68,718 views 18 Comments by summer I have always loved rag rugs. (I love anything which gives me the opportunity to reuse worn out things around my house!)

Project estimate: Sink mats, $1 each (I used two)Old sheet set or other fabric scraps, on hand Total: $2 and up First thing you will need to do is prepare all your fabric strips. Before you begin tying you will need to trim the two sides of the mats which will be joined together. Now you are ready to begin tying on your strips. To attach the mats to each other, place them so that the edges overlap and tie fabric strips through both mats. This is what your completed bottom will look like. Here is a quick close up of applying the material.

When I completed my rug I put it in the bathroom. Disclosure: this article may contain affiliate links or other forms of sponsored content. How To Make A Rag Rug Tutorial. Happy Labor Day! For a fun change of pace today, I have the cute girls from Everyday Art here to show us How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. {don’t ya love scrap busters?} Enjoy! Hi, my name is Jaime and my sister-in-law Emily and I are craftaholics. :) We like to share our creations on our blog, Everyday Art because we think that everyone likes to create a little art everyday. We’re excited to be here at Craftaholics Anonymous® today sharing one of our recent projects. Introducing, the Pink-and-Blue Rag Rug: And I must say, phew! We recently moved and I put my two oldest girls in a shared bedroom. As you can see, it turned out cute, coordinating, and much loved by the two girls.

The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. Ready to make one yourself? Rag Rug Tutorial Supplies: Here’s an image-tutorial on how to make a rag rug: No Sew T-Shirt Shag Rug Tutorial. Here it is, finally! My shag rug is complete. I love how it feels under my feet, and if it starts to look a little flat, I pick it up, shake it, and it fluffs right back up! It took some time but I finished it and I’m glad I decided to make one. You can too, especially if you like to cut up t-shirts but never know what to do with the scraps afterwards.

Feel free to message me with any questions. How to Make a T-shirt Shag Rug Supplies: 1 XL t-shirt, cloth scissors, and lots of small t-shirt scraps the base with a few scraps threaded through 1. For the base of the rug, lay the X-L t-shirt flat and cut a large rectangle out of the shirt, as large as you would like the size of your rug to be. A rotary board makes cutting easier perfect sized scraps! 2. If you are me, you have scraps of t-shirts all over your apartment. Cut these t-shirts into strips that are approximately 5-6’’ long and 1-1 ½’’ wide. Holes before and after scraps are threaded through 3. See how the scraps share each hole? 4. 5. Many Rug Making Tutorials. Description: To make the wood themed rug, take a plain green rug, made a couple of fabric mushrooms and hot glue them in place. Absolutely brilliant! Couldn’t you also try something like this with 3D flowers?

Craft Link: Woodland Inspired Rug Tutorial Read More: Rug Making or Home These rug­mak­ing links were first post­ed in 2008. Today, I did a major ov­er­haul on them, so I’m post­ing the list a­gain for ev­er­y­one to en­joy. I love the i­dea of mak­ing my own rugs. My favorite technique? Something easy. I love crocheted rugs. I haven’t collected a lot of information on braided rugs from the internet because I own books on the subject. All the rugs in this section are created from remnants, samples, doormats or inexpensive sisal. The fact that I am not much of a painter does not stop me from dreaming. I love to sew and I always have tons of remnants that I am desperate to find a purpose for. Hooked rugs are my sisters current favorite needlecraft. Read More : Rug Making or Home. DIY Rag Rugs & Mats.

DIY Sewn Rugs

Weave A Rug. Charismatic Mega Doily. Bigger is better, especially when it comes to doilies. After seeing theMegaDoily at Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a firm believer that no doily can ever be too big, is there a world record for the world’s largest doily? I’d like to know! These ones shown here, may or may not hold the record, but the charm is not lost in the scale. Designed by Jean Lee, these are hand knotted with cotton rope, using vintage doily patterns they make pretty rugs, and idea so simple, I wonder how is it possible our grandmothers weren’t making these?

They certainly makes regular area rugs look painfully ordinary. Locker-Hooked Rug at Joann. Making Rugs With Old Toothbrushes. Story and photographs by Gina Jennings, Color photograph by Mary Schmalstig, Illustrations by Lisa Mestan Did you ever hear of anyone making a rug with a toothbrush? Maymee Campbell made some. So did several other women she knows about who learned how many years ago.

The oval-shaped rug resembles both a braided rug and a crocheted rug. The rug begins with a braided center strip, but instead of rows of braids sewn together, the rows are interconnecting stitches made with strips of material as in a crocheted rug. However, a needle made from a toothbrush is used instead of a crochet hook. The needle is made by cutting the bristle end off of an old toothbrush and filing this end 'into a point.

Maymee Campbell has had her rugs for fifteen years and they still look great. The toothbrush rug is not difficult to make. The materials needed to make the toothbrush needle are: an old toothbrush, a pocketknife, some fine sandpaper and different sizes of rattail files. Ill. 2--The finished needle. How To´s - Toothbrush Rugs.