Today I am sharing how to make a shag rug, the frugal way.
When I was looking at shag rugs I could not believe how expensive they are,
for such small sizes.
So I looked into making my own.
This project was made with things that I already had.
The base for the rug is a rubber rug pad.
I remember buying this at the Restore for $1 several years ago.
The actual fabric material are
old (clean) t-shirts
...which in my opinion are super soft.
My color of choice was white with some cream color in between.
But mainly white.
In this picture I cut up 5 t-shirts, rotary cutter and mat are definitely a plus in making the cutting process WAY faster.
No precise measurements, no straight cuts...just go at it.
I then cut the strips anywhere between 5-9 inches.
Again, you don't have to be precise.
I started in the middle of the rug size and started to work my way out.
I skipped every other space, shown in these pictures.
This is super soft and
here is the back of it.
As you can see, I am not finished.
I just started today and tied for about 1 hour.
This is really a project that can be done during spare time here and there
...and requires very little brain activity. lol.
Pretty cool huh?
I can't wait to finish and use my (free) shag rug.