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Home » Headline , High Concept 2 July 2010 205,625 views 28 Comments by heather The other day, reader N sent me a link to this CB2 Pebble Mat and said she didn't have time to work on the project now, but that it would be a fun dollar store craft. I agreed with her: it would be fun (and also, I don't have time right now either!
Build this Hula Hoop Rug and other fun t-shirt crafts. Take your weaving to the next level by making miniature baskets. Click the photo to view the craft.
In the process of redoing our art studio, I wanted to go big and sparkly. We ripped up the icky carpet and found smooth concrete underneath. We went to Home Depot and bought a garage floor epoxy coating kit . I saw that it came with black and white decorative flecks, and instantly thought - "why not glitter?" We bought the sandstone color and I bought 6 jars of chunky gold glitter at Michaels (I was going to use my Crafty Chica Goddess Gold Glitter , but I didn't have enough to cover the room).
We've had some really beautiful days here lately. Recently, I made a small kitchen rug for Jon's mom. I like crochet because it's very forgiving.
From 3D maze rugs to eco-friendly bathmats to room-sized chevron rugs , we've shared quite a few DIY flooring projects here on Curbly. But this rope and pompom rug definitely takes the cake when it comes to originality and, well, straight up pizazz! The original rug pictured was created as part of a window display for clothing brand Free People , but after heeding cries from fans and patrons, they decided to share a tutorial for making your own. Lucky us, right? Whether you choose to use it as a runner in a hallway or give it the wall hanging treatment as a piece of textile art, there's no denying that it'll add some serious flair to your home.
a few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project. what you need: a large piece of cardboard, black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms. use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others! once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this!
Before you start, practice the braid by making a miniature version of the mat with thinner rope. When you're ready to make the big mat, cover a large work surface with kraft paper. Draw a cross on the paper; it should have a 33-inch vertical line and a 12 1/4-inch horizontal line. (This is the dimension of the mat when you get to step 4.) As you weave, use the cross as a guide and tape down loops to retain the mat's shape. We used 1/2-inch-thick twisted nylon rope.