Rugs have the ability to not only impact and redefine the décor of a home but they are also able to make a standalone fashion statement. The presence of a rug within your home’s interior décor could be the Midas touch that sets your home apart, adds some texture or color to a rather dull area or in some cases serve as an earmarked area for an activity within the home. Whatever our reasons, we can all agree that every home could use a good rug.
Buying a beautiful rug from the store is as easy as it can be quite expensive as well; thus leaving home owners little to no choice but to settle for a design that they don’t really like just because it is within budget. Why settle for less when the best things in life are actually free?
Instead of spending too much for your definition of a perfect rug or settling for a more affordable low-quality rug, it might be time to get involved with some easy do it yourself crafts (DIY) and make your own rug.
Hardly anyone has regretted taking on DIY projects and we are pretty sure trying out any idea on our list of 15 awesome DIY rugs for your home in 2017 is not one you would regret!
Ready to get creative?
Zebra Print Rug
Are Zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?
Whichever one they are, it is quite difficult to find anyone who doesn’t adore the natural beauty of the Zebra’s hide. However, hunting a Zebra just to slap its hide on the floor of your living room is nothing short of barbaric, if you ask us.
So how do you get a Zebra print? Simple!
Paint yourself a Zebra hide on a canvas drop cloth and voila, Zebra print is in. Did we mention that these DIY projects are all easy do it yourself crafts? Well, now you know just how easy redefining your décor can be.
Cork Bath Mat
Tossing all your wine corks in the trash? You might want to consider holding on to some of them starting now. This amazing DIY project puts your wine corks to good use, forming what is a rather impressive bath mat. Wooden accessories are getting more recognition in 2017 so a cork bath mat is just right on time.
Hey, whoever said that sweet wine was the only thing that could come out of a wine bottle!
Do it yourself Rug
Ever had a clear cut idea of what you want in a design, only to find out the manufacturers aren’t thinking what you are thinking?
Why settle for a rug design you would get sick of in a jiffy when you can paint your own rug all by yourself. Just get a basic rug, design your preferred stencil and slap on any high-quality fabric paint of your choice to paint your dream rug into reality.
This easy do it yourself craft will save you a lot of disappointment.
Got a bunch of old t-shirts you don’t use anymore? Well, instead of going the old way of just getting rid of them, try something new and repurpose them into a yarn and braid t-shirt rug.
And the best part is, this easy do it yourself project not only unifies unused t-shirts, it could also unify your household in a common goal to complete what would most certainly turn out to be a family DIY project.
Shabby Chic Rug
So we clearly have a thing for shabby chic designs and our article on 21 outdoor lighting ideas for a shabby chic garden reinforces our stance on the subject. This time, however, we are going berserk about this DIY shabby chic rug. This easy do it yourself craft is not only inexpensive; it also delivers a rustic/bohemian accent to your interior décor.
This DIY project needs just small rag rugs sewn together with upholstery thread to resemble a quilt. The end product is rustic yet elegant shabby chic rug.
For the Love of Crochet
This DIY project is for crochet lovers and enthusiasts. Choose any yarn and color of your choice and strut your skill till you get the most suiting design for you. Keep in mind that while this fits into our definition of easy do it yourself crafts, it does take some time to achieve a rug size crochet.
Light up the Crochet
Now, while your crochet rug adds a beautifying accent to your home’s interior décor, let us not kid ourselves – all new things grow old with time and the older they get, the more they seem bland.
Add some fun and life to your crochet rug with a string of LED lights. Be sure to get lights that don’t get too hot and catch fire in the process.
Maze rugs or Labyrinth rugs are pretty cool… scratch that, they’re super cool. What’s not cool, however, is how much they are worth. These things could drill a hole in your pocket if you are looking to get some high-quality maze rug into your décor. But this wouldn’t be an article on DIY projects if we didn’t show you how to turn this uphill task into an easy do it yourself craft.
With a simple pair of electric clippers, creativity and very little time spent, a regular rug could be made into a less expensive yet equally attractive maze rug.
Fancy pixels much?
Well, why not let everyone know by making your own pixel rug. All it takes to execute this DIY project is crochet skills, time and dedication.
Simply crochet a granny square for every pixel and sew them together for any pixel image or shape you want.
Add a touch of nature to your interior décor.
As the world continues to advance, most homeowners are quick to opt for ultra modern and sophisticated designs or elements. Infusing some nature into your home is sure to set your home apart from the rest – in a good way!
Beautiful Table Cloth, Better Rug
Chances are that you have purchased a product in the past to serve a designated purpose then you suddenly come to the realization that that product suits another function better.
This beautiful table cloth makes a better rug when you turn it to a rug using a rug pad, spray adhesives, and polyurethane.
Pom Pom Rugs
With a plethora of tutorials, suggestions, and tips from DIY rug experts across the internet, this complex DIY project is made into an easy do it yourself craft that infuses an element of fun into your home’s decor; not to mention that a pom pom rug’s texture is simply a foot heaven. This DIY project would be perfect to be used as a children’s play area!
Climbing ropes cost quite a lot of money and while this DIY project turns out to be something spectacular, going out to buy climbing ropes just so you can weave them into what we like to call a “Climbing rug” might not fit into our concept of easy do it yourself crafts.
However, if you already have climbing ropes you or any of your family members or friends would rather toss in the bin; this would be a good time to weave a climbing rug.
Patterned Swirl Rug
We have seen swirl rugs made out of just swirling ropes – this DIY project, however, just adds a little extra to the mix. A patterned swirl rug is born when the rope is wrapped in a fabric before the swirling happens. Just genius!
Puffy Baby Rug
We can’t tell which is more – the time taken to pull this off or the pleasure you get when you eventually have your baby on this puffy rug. While this DIY project is time-consuming, you would be glad you put in all that work for an end result that has your baby happy and cozy.