My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY." I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began. I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch. See that dimensional zebra rug? Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.
Mandi couldn't find a rug within her price range, so she went to town with a box cutter and two different rugs. After she pieced them together like a puzzle, she ended up with this "freaktastic" piece for her living area. The bonus? If you do it right, you'll get two rugs in one go.
If Safari isn't your thing, how about concentric rings, or chevrons, or "bubbles", or words, or...
Revel in her genius and check out her tutorial on Vintage Revivals.