How To: Make a DIY Braided Chevron Rug!

How To: Make a DIY Braided Chevron Rug!

I love this DIY chevron rug for two reasons*: it combines the artistic and colorful effect of this gorgeous if not impractical rope rug with the ease and eco-friendliness of this recycled rag rug.  It's the best of both worlds, people!   


Brittany Jepsen, who writes one of my favorite blogs The House That Lars Built, recently created this super awesome braided rug -- and you can, too!  You'll need about ten strips of fabric, each three yards long and about 8-10 inches wide.  (Brittany stuck with coordinating colors, but I love the idea of using up scrap fabric for this project!)  Check out the rest of her beautifully photographed tutorial for tips on braiding and creating the chevron pattern!

*Bonus third reason: It employs the same braiding techniques I used as a kid to make hundreds of friendship bracelets!  I mean, the nostalgia levels are off the charts.

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CapreeK on Feb 08, 2012:

Oooh, that might actually work!  Great idea.

Ideas Woman on Feb 08, 2012:

I was thinking of doing something like this to make a knitted pouffe

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