How to make a Unique Rug

Can you believe I made this AWESOME rug for less than $10!!
Actually I made 2 for less than $10!!

Why would I pay $89 for the 3x5 Pottery Barn Dino Rug??

I would like to share with you how to make an inexpensive cool rug!
I found the best deal ever at Menard's this weekend!!
Free $5 rug after rebate!! 
Limit 2.
Well the salesman told me limit 10 so that's what I bought!
And lucky for me they honored the misinfo:-)

it was made from an old rug.

Well I wanted to make another one for a friend 
and a rug for my dino themed half bath.
So I'm thankful I found the rug deal of the century (10 FREE rugs)
while looking for more rugs! 

All you need is 2 rugs, scissors and some carpet tape ($8).
Trace your image
This could be an Airplane, Flower even the word LOVE in big cursive letters. 
Use your imagination! 
This bath mat was thin enough for me to cut with scissors.
I avoided the edges so not to mess up the seams 
and just cut out the center.
Now do the same with the second rug
Now turn over and tape the pieces together with some carpet tape
I got double sided carpet tape so I pulled off the 
other side and applied some anti-skid stuff.
 
 
I just LOVE them both!!

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54 comments:

Ladybird Ln said...

Wow, I love it what a fantastic idea. Rugs can be so expensive! So creative.

Carlee
ladybirdln.blogspot.com

Ash said...

That is a really creative idea. I never would have thought of doing that. It's like two of the price of one ... well kind of.

Sleppery said...

That is adorable. Dino rug ftw!
new follower from MBC.

http://slepperymind.blogspot.com

the cape on the corner said...

great-10 for free, insane!

Amy said...

Love it! And I love the new blog design- it looks incredible! I really liked your old one and then I saw this and was blown away- Tenille is amazing!! I'll email you the ad soon:)

Michelle said...

So cute! Do they fray at all? You should come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursdays at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
Nice work!
Michelle

Denise said...

I love the rugs and have scheduled a feature of it for first thing in the morning at Extreme Personal Measures.

Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Lizzie said...

Ooooh, how veeery clever! I love the results. You are very inventive! You must also have a nice smile to get them to Give you 10 rugs for free!!!

Love the new Blog decor by the way!

Maris Ehlers Photography said...

Cute blog... Cute rug!

Http://marisehlersphotography.blogspot.com

Lizzie said...

I just had to come back, after finishing the "Naptime" competition posts...
Congratulations on your Big Win! Amazing for you to come first! But the shutter-headboard is such a unique and beautiful project, and you explained it so very well. You really deserved to win.
Well done Michell - I am so pleased for you!

Heather said...

How cute is that! Found you at Mom Bloggers Club and love your blog. The header is adorable!!

Heather
www.realhousewifega.com
www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

i love them both! do they both fit in the bathroom? thanks for sharing this at my party. don't forget to link the wall art too. you can link as much as you want. no limit!

Terrie said...

What a lovely idea to make a rug and a hanging. Wonderful to have a go.

Megan said...

I love these. I miss Menard's...I moved south and I am currently without Menard's...sigh

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What an adorable idea. I would have never thought of it. Thank you for sharing.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Carole Denise said...

Such a great idea...I'm afraid to mention it to our 6-year-old...he'll want me to make several...stopping by from MBC...site looks great

SmileMonsters said...

Very cute!

Jo @ SmileMonsters

Erika . . . with a K said...

Amazing idea, I LOVE IT!

Its Sew For You said...

Love the rug! So creative and genious!!

I'd love if you'd share at my party:
http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-wall-art.html

Humble Homemaker said...

Fantastic project. What a cute idea for a little boys bedroom or something. Thanks for sharing!
Humble Homemaking

Desi said...

Wow this is darling! Thanks for sharing!!
Desi

littlebirdseeds said...

So super cute! and you got a great deal on the rugs so even better.

Christina said...

OMG I LOVE THIS!!!! Soooo cute and SO creative! Great job!!

Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

Sherrie said...

Great idea! You should submit this to Knockoffdecor.com.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I love all your dino decor! This is especially cute!

Marianne said...

As I said about your wall dino decor. I love it and my daughter would be thrilled to get it on her wall. I will keep this in mind for our next house. So cool and so easy.
Thank you for sharing.

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm looking for something with circles to make an area rug, so this should do the trick!

Judy said...

Wow, what a great idea. So clever. Thanks so much for sharing at the Winter Blues Wednesday party.

Brandi said...

Wow! I love this idea!

jamie said...

What a cool idea! I hope you come on over and link up to MMM next Monday :)

Build It, Love It, Sew It said...

Love the idea! How darling. Can't beat an amazing PB knock off! TOTALLY CUTE. Thanks for sharing.
So glad I saw this on Seven Thirty Three :) Can't wait to try it

Jenn:)
Builditsewitloveit.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

How cute is this!! And so easy...thank you for sharing! They are both absolutely adorable!!

Vivienne said...

No. Way. No Way!!!!! Those are so stinkin' cute!!! amazing!

abeachcottage said...

Very nice, you saved so much on those rugs and they look great!. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Love it! Just yesterday I was thinking about a rug I would like to have and wondering if anyone made such a rug, I guess now I can make my own! Thanks!

Pamela said...

Very cute!

jessa said...

That turned out really well! I need to make something like that for my girls..

laxsupermom said...

They turned out great! Love that you got 2 out of them, too. Thanks for sharing.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

How absolutely adorable! Stopping by from The Girl Creative Blog Hop.
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Janice said...

Just stopping by from homepodge. That rug is so cute - brilliant idea!! I'd love to try this in my bathroom, but my current rug usually gets soaking wet every morning. Do you know if the carpet tape will stay stuck if the rug gets wet?

At The Picket Fence said...

That is an absolutely darling idea and I just knew after seeing last week's dino wall art that we hadn't seen the last of them! This is so creative and clever and it truly does look like something that would cost big buck. Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

These are very cute, its nice because you get two rugs with one project!

Brandy said...

This is such a great idea!!! An awesome way to make something cute without the outrageous price tag!!! Love it!
lifeofperks.blogspot.com

Amy Bowman said...

Thanks for linking up to New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday!
Hope to see you again!!

My mom actually had a business when we were growing up making these, but that was in the early eighties and she would frame them and hang them on the walls! They sold like crazy...:)

Meg said...

That's pretty awesome! I love how you got that deal. Score!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Deal of the century, indeed! Now you have enough rugs to decorate your own home and give some as gifts. ;)

Thanks for joining the party.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

very cute and creative!
gail

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

What a great idea! It turned out so cute!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

oh this IS great.

we have quite a few great eco green/diy rug/mat ideas on the blog, but I love it when someone beats the number 1 'this is the easiest' place. you'd win. love this.

do come link it up at our diy linky party!

~Iffy~ said...

Wow super easy & super cute!! What a great idea, now if I only had a Menards nearby. Cute blog, stopping by from the freckled laundry linky party.
~Iffy~
www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

Ailith Blesington said...

That was creative, Michell! You actually did great. There are many innovative ideas out there, and yours could be one of them. Housewives and even teens can do that. Animal designs are the most commonly used on carpets. But it would also be fun if they would try something new like stars or trees! Auh~ They will be thankful of this post.

--Ailith Blesington

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Waseem said...

That turned out well...look fantastic...genius.
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Lyda said...

You are such a creative mind. This is a good way to personalize things around your home. You also put some tapes under your rug. It’s pretty clear that you are very aware of safety. Nice job. This is a simple project anyone can do, but it does take an eye for detail to do it as well as you did it.

Lyda Tavorn

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