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How to make a rope rug

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Today, I will be showing you how to make a rug by re-using old rope.

What you need:
-Rope
-Fire (Lighter,candle,etc...)
-Glue
-Cardboard
 
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Step 1: Spinning the rope

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To start out the rug, make sure your on a flat, slightly slippery surface such as a wood or tile floor. Take one end of the rope and twist it in a circle as tight as you can, as seen in the picture below. Continue to twist the rope around until you get a large circle of rope. If you do not have a long enough rope you can get another rope and fuse the ends together by burning the two ends together. Once you have a complete circle take the end of the rope on the outside of the circle and burn it together, just like the picture.

Step 2: Preparing the cardboard

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Now comes the cardboard. Get a piece of cardboard large enough to cover you circle of rope. Now slide the cardboard under the circle of rope and outline the rug on the cardboard (see picture). Next, cut out the outline and check the size. If it all lines up, spread the glue on the cardboard and place it on the rug. Do not try to put the rug on the cardboard because the rope will get all out of place and it is much easier to place the cardboard over the rope.

Step 3: What to do with your rug

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Once the glue dries, you have a new rug!

Put it...
On your wall as art
In front of your door
In your bathroom
In your room
On your dog

Okay, not on your dog, but there are many things to do with your new rope rug. You are only limited to your imagination!
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skidrum2 years ago
Really cool project! Another neat way to make it would be to stitch it together, so it could be used as a bath rug/outdoor welcome mat
ChrysN2 years ago
Cool rug, I like the colour of rope you used.
Kiteman2 years ago
Nice - is it comfortable to walk on?
CUclimbing (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
If the rope is old and frayed its really nice, but its pretty soft and not as bumpy as one would think.