Make Over Your Home With These 23 DIY Rugs
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Make Over Your Home With These 23 DIY Rugs

When making over a room in your home, all it takes is the right accessory to pull everything together. If you are looking to switch things up this spring, you’ll need a statement rug to highlight your new and improved (and clean!) space. This rug will be like art you can walk on, dig your toes in and practice your downward dog on. And sure, investment-worthy statement rugs are totally worth it, but before you splurge, give it the ol’ crafty try with one of these 23 DIY rug projects. The best part is they’re so easy that you’ll be able to tackle *and* finish one this weekend.

1. DIY Fabric Rug Hack: Head to the fabric store and pick out a piece that catches your eye. You can turn any sort of fabric into an area rug with just a few supplies and minimal sewing, for less than $30. (via Brit + Co)

2. DIY Static Lines Woven Rug: Raise your hand if you’re a weaving addict. If you’re ready to take your loom work to the next level, line up your Netflix queue and tackle this woven rug. Pick out the perfect colors for your room, and get ready for everyone who walks through your door to be amazed with your DIY skills. (via A Beautiful Mess)

3. DIY Pineapple Bath Mat: If you’re looking for a 10-minute fix for your bathroom, you need this rug in your life. There’s no sewing involved: Just cut out a shape, and glue the two mats together. (via Dream Green DIY)

4. DIY Dyed Faux Fur Rug: You can’t beat the price of an IKEA faux fur rug, but sometimes a girl just needs a little more color in her life. Use this DIY dye method to turn your fur rug into any color you want. (via Paper & Stitch)

5. DIY Donut Rug: Everyone loves a good donut DIY, especially one this easy. Hack an inexpensive IKEA rug with spray paint and sponged sprinkles for a truly delicious welcome mat. (via The House That Lars Built)

6. DIY Patterned Rug: Give a plain rug a patterned makeover with a stencil. If you’re feeling adventurous, create your own template to get the exact look you want — diamond, hexagon, the shape options are endless. (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Coil Crochet Scrap Fabric Rug: All you crafters out there know how quickly scrap fabric starts becoming a towering pile. If you’re looking for a cool way to repurpose those extra pieces of old sheets, fabric remnants and old clothing, follow this tutorial to learn just one crochet stitch to start making this circle rug. (via My Poppet Makes)

8. DIY “Ciao” Rope Doormat: Use indoor/outdoor twine and rope to make a durable rug that can be made in an afternoon. “Ciao” is a witty way to say “goodbye” and “hello” at the same time, but you could make this typography rug with any catchy greeting. (via Francois et Moi)

9. DIY Bear Rug: Little knees (ahem, and older knees) need a padded place to play, especially if you have wood floors. DIY an adorable and cuddly bear rug with this simple sewing project that costs close to nothing to put together. (via We Lived Happily Ever After)

10. DIY Fruit Welcome Mat: As soon as the weather gets warmer, the craving for treats like lemonade and watermelon gets serious. Make your own juicy welcome mats with a round IKEA rug, and paint on your choice of fruit. (via The House That Lars Built)

11. DIY Heart Crochet Rug: Show your toes some love… literally. Use a special crochet technique to get that super fluffy, deep shag, and then get ready for your dog and cat to claim it as their own. (via Stitch Craft Create)

12. DIY Painted Area Rug: A large area rug can be super pricey, but thick canvas fabric with a rubber grip backing will give you the same look for a fraction of the cost. The hardest part of this project will be trying to decide what pattern to do, and what colors look best together. Pantone pastels, perhaps? (via October June)

13. DIY No Sew Braided Rug: Before you haul off all those old t-shirts to the thrift store, consider turning them into a rug. The braiding will take some time, so make sure you’re set on the entertainment before tackling this project. At the end of the weekend, you’ll be able to brag about binging on your favorite series and making an awesome rug. (via The Wonder Forest)

14. DIY Custom Text Door Mat: What’s your favorite way to greet guests? Instead of “Welcome,” give your friends the greeting they deserve with a seriously cool customized mat. (via Dream a Little Bigger)

15. DIY Pom Pom 3-in-One: Your toes (and fingers) will have a pom pom party with this DIY. It’ll take some time to make about a million pom poms, but when you’re done, you’ll get a rug, wall hanging and coffee table runner to show off in your living room. (via Brit + Co)

16. DIY Spiralling Rug: It’s soooooo fluffy. Get your rag on and start ripping up strips to make this cool textured rug. The best part about this DIY is that you can easily customize the dimensions to the exact size you need for the space you have. (via Pat Bravo Design)

17. DIY Twisted Rope Rug: A rough twine texture is perfect for a foyer or entryway that gets a lot of (dirty) foot traffic. The unusual shape of this stunning coil rug will knock the socks off of anyone who sets foot in your home. Use colors that complement your existing decor to help the eye travel all the way around the room. (via Brit + Co)

18. DIY Geometric Rug: This DIY is easy on the eyes and on the wallet. All you need for this project is spray paint, tape and a neutral colored rug. (via Pretty Nice)

19. DIY Confetti Shag Rug: Rug weaving takes a little bit of time and patience, and it’s a great way to unwind at the end of the day. Stock up on your favorite yarn and make sure you pick out a variety of colors and textures to get the full effect. (via Lindsay Crafter)

20. DIY Outdoor Rug: It’s time to take the rug party outside. This is totally a project you could redo each summer to give your patio a brand new look each year. Depending on how much time you have, you can completely customize the look with a bold tribal design or an easier stripe pattern. (via A Beautiful Mess)

21. DIY Pom Pom Rug: Love the look of a pom pom rug, but have zero time to make a thousand poms? Head to the craft store and stock up, then apply them to a rug base. Ta-da: instant rug magic. (via Hello Wonderful)

22. DIY T-Shirt Rag Rug: Even if you’ve never tried crocheting, weaving or knitting, you’ll be amazed at how quickly this rug comes together. Use a big hula hoop as a loom, and put those old t-shirts to good use. (via A Piece of Rainbow)

23. DIY Anthropologie Rug Hack: Get the Anthro look at an IKEA price. Grab an inexpensive rug (yay IKEA), fabric paint, masking tape and a ruler to keep everything in line. Personalize it with a pattern that will make your space feel like a whole new room. (via Brit + Co)

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