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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

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.
 
alcurb7 months ago

Looks nice. Simple to make without the stitching.

My modification would be to use hot glue to tack the rope together. That side would become the bottom of the rug. And so that the rug is washable or can get wet, I'd ditch the cardboard and in it's place, I'd glue a stiff fabric or anti-slip rubberized mat or drawer lining to the bottom of the rug.

skidrum3 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
ChrysN4 years ago
Cool rug, I like the colour of rope you used.
Kiteman4 years ago
Nice - is it comfortable to walk on?
CUclimbing (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
If the rope is old and frayed its really nice, but its pretty soft and not as bumpy as one would think.