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Make It: A Stunning DIY Rope Rug!

by on Aug 30, 2011

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!  

created at: 08/29/2011

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.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a large piece of cardboard
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • rope in various sizes and colors
  • neon twine
  • pompoms

Hit up the Free People blog when you’re ready to tackle your own colorful rope rug!

[via Ohdeeoh / via The Wool Acorn]

Psst: Looking for instant gratification? Check out our roundup of 25 modern rugs under $200!

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  1. This could be made using canvas as the base instead of cardboard. However, I still don’t see it being washable-rope would not wash well! I will make mine using canvas or some type of heavy upholstery fabric as the base.