How to Make an Area Rug for Less Than 20 Bucks

I'm a cheapskate. If you know me, you know this. I hate to spend money, so even though I've wanted an area rug for years,...


I'm a cheapskate. If you know me, you know this. I hate to spend money, so even though I've wanted an area rug for years, I just cannot bring myself to spend hundreds of dollars on one. (Does anyone else have this issue?) So, I decided to make one myself, and honestly, I love the way it's turned out. Keep reading to find out how to make your own below.







Materials:
Several small woven rugs (I chose three 3' x 5' rugs to make a 9' x 5' rug)
Yarn in a color that coordinates with the main weaving of the rugs
Crochet hook (helpful, but not entirely necessary)
Scissors (to cut the yarn)
Directions:
1. Unroll the rugs and lay them out side by side. The positioning will vary based on your rugs, however, the rugs I used I laid the sides together length-wise with tassels facing out. 
2. Cut a piece of yarn that is the length of the rug, plus one foot (for good measure).
3. Using the crochet needle (or your fingers), thread the yarn through the first loops on the end of two side-by-side rugs. You'll want to pull the yarn all the way through, almost two the end, with about 3-4 inches left on the end. Tie this in a knot several times to secure. 
4. Using the lengthier (threaded through) piece of yarn, thread this through the corresponding pieces on the side-by-side rugs until you've completely connected the rugs.
5. Loop the yarn through the last two loops several times, and then tie in a knot. Cut off any excess yarn.
6. Complete steps 2-5 with the additional rug(s) until the rug is the desired size.
7. Place your rug under your sofa, bed, or in the center of a room, and enjoy your new area rug!






Where do you plan to put your new area rug?









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  1. That looks awesome! You're a lot craftier than I am because I don't think I could attach those rugs together lol. I always really like the look of area rugs but unfortunately in our current apartment there isn't a big enough "area" for a rug :)

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    1. You could always go for a smaller rug to fill the space, if you were so inclined to do so!

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