I love rugs as much as I love hardwood floors. And tiled floors. And brick floors. It’s the best of both worlds, really, because they go together hand in hand. It’s almost like floor teamwork. Rugs warm up a room, absorb sound so rooms don’t echo, provide a little cushion under the feet, and they’re pretty.
I’m always on the hunt for a rug runner simply because they’re invaluable to a room, especially when an area needs a rug yet floor space is limited. High trafficked areas require a rug and when you can’t find exactly the runner you’re looking for, then by all means, you’ve gotta make one yourself. Custom make the exact one that you want.
Right up my alley.
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How To Make A Budget Friendly DIY Rug Runner
In my quest for a rug runner for the garden house, I did find some beauties, but they were either too elaborate for the space, or too pricey. I made my way to Walmart to have a look and I came across the perfect rug that I wanted. I found a 2’x3′ rug a great price and it was the color and pattern that I had envisioned. I bought two which would give me a 6-foot rug runner. The best part about this project?? There’s NO SEWING involved!
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The Best Way To Make A DIY Rug Runner
First, if you have chosen rugs that have fringe, cut the fringe off on the side of the rugs that will be joined together.
Cut a piece of seam tape the length of the rug edge to be joined. Carefully adhere the shorter side of one rug to tape, only going halfway down on the tape, leaving the other half for the second rug.
Adhere the second rug, carefully lining up the stripes and/or pattern, and making sure that the rugs are completely lined up and no seam tape shows. Press down on the rugs for the seam tape to completely adhere.
Cut off the extra seam tape at the ends, flush with the rug.
Turn the rug over and press along seam tape to adhere to the rugs.
Presto! You’ve just made a rug runner!
I’m not kidding when I say that this DIY rug runner took less than 5 minutes to make.
This project can be done to make larger rugs, too. Combine patterns and colors. Have at it! This is an easy and super affordable way to make custom rugs and rug runners.
Another Budget Friendly DIY Rug
Clearly I have a thing for rugs, especially when I can custom make them exactly how I envision them to be. And, even better when I can custom make a rug that looks high end and is super affordable too. This rug I made from placemats! Another easy breezy DIY rug that looks like it cost a pretty penny. Only you and I know the truth. 🙂
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