Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- Scissors or an X-acto (I used pinking shears because it makes regular cuts much cuter!)
- Discarded bike tubes (I started with 9, but the more you use, the bigger your rug can be.)
- Masking or painters tape (electrical tape doesn't hold as well and duct tape sticks to the rubber.)
- A hard/flat surface such as a table top, tile or wood floor.
Step 2: Next
If you want a thicker rug then don't cut your tubes into halves (this would also save you a bit of time.)
The white powder that falls out of the tube is just talcum powder to keep the tube from sticking together. Don't worry, it's non-toxic! I don't suggest doing this step over any kind of carpet or fabric or having any cops over.
Tip: Holding the tube between your knees while you cut will provide resistance and make cutting easier.
Step 3: Wash and Dry
If you don't care about that then this step can be skipped.
I believe the hot water also helps to soften and flatten the tube strips.
Step 4: Half Again
Step 5: Weave!
As you begin to add strips going down, (or towards yourself, I sat on my strips to keep them flat) double knot them together.
I just kept adding pieces until I ran out.
The ruler picture can give you an idea of how big it is, roughly 2' x 2'.
Now step all over it and enjoy your work!