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Om nom nom!

Bring everyone's favourite cookie eating monster home with your own cookie monster rug. This iconic blue abomination was just begging to be remade into a bear skin rug. Using blue faux-fur fabric and some other textile supplies, I was able to make this rug in under an hour. This soft rug is great for kids, and the cookie pillows really make it complete.

Better hide your cookies, as this furry blue monster is ready to steal all your goodies (and then your heart)

Ready? Let's make!

Step 1: Supplies

To make your own monster rug you're going to need blue monster fur. You can usually find this at your local fabric shop, but you may need to hunt around a little. It's not that special, but smaller stores might not carry it. For this project I only needed one yard of blue fur (sold in a 6' width).

You're also going to need one package of white yarn and two black buttons for the eyes. An optional step would be to cover the underside with faux leather, which adds stability to the piece.

<p>When purchasing vinyl for underside be careful the widths are different than fur. Vinyl was only 54 inches wide instead of 60&quot;.</p>
<p>I made this for my baby's upcoming Cookie Monster-themed 1st birthday party. It was SO fun to make and will be a highlight of the party. Thanks for the creative project and easy tutorial! </p>
<p>Looks like they are enjoying it, hope the party was fun!</p><p>Thanks for sharing super cute pictures, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>I made a few changes, and added a play center.</p><p>http://jenniferyarema.wix.com/bluesuedebooties#!Baby-Play-Center-Tutorial/cmbz/56a8ebd60cf22a61ccd3abfa</p>
<p>Looks super cute, and the play center is a great touch. I'm sure it will continue to be hours of fun as they grow up :)</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
I'm so grateful for your tutorial, I love this lil rug now and want an adult size one as it's so comfy! I added some blockout curtain material as a base and filed it with a layer of wadding. I also made the eyeballs black felt as I wanted it completely baby proof. thanks again!
<p>That's adorable, and great call with the soft eyeballs!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
*filled
<p>I love it so much</p>
<p>Thanks for the great instructable. I just finished this for a friend's new baby, and I think she's going to love it!</p>
<p>Wow, this Cookie Monster rug looks great! I love those goofy eyes :)</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>You sir are brilliant. I actually found this because I was googling &quot;Cookie monster side view&quot;. I love it when random googles lead me back to instructables! This is the exact rug my husband asked me to make once he saw the two yards of blue fur that I had distressed for a cookie monster puppet. I'm now wondering if I should use the scraps to make this awesome rug (was thinking of making a grover puppet). Thanks for saving me the time of coming up with an adorable pattern idea. I especially love the cookie pillows!</p>
<p>I also love being led back here after searching the Internet for something; it's always nice to come 'home' :)</p><p>Glad you like this, I have my Cookie Monster rug over my couch and adore it. I'd love to see your creation when you're done!</p>
<p>Sorry it took me 3 whole months to take a photo of my cookie monster but better late than never!</p><p>https://flic.kr/p/wvdkG7</p>
<p>Your Cookie Monster looks<em> perfect! </em>He eats cookies, too?!<br>You're awesome!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture of your Cookie Monster, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Thank you! One day i hope to be able to do an instructable, i took photos, but just need the time to do a write up! He can eat cookies and even a telephone receiver, just like the real deal, i saw a photo of the real cookie monster and he had a hole in his mouth so I had to add one!
Do you have extra to sell? I suck at DIY ?
<p>I will definitely be doing this later</p>
<p>Finally! It took me a while to get this done, but it's finally here! Made it for one of my best friends daughter! I'm her godfather! :D</p><p>Thanks for all the instructions Mike!</p>
<p>That's adorable! I'm sure she will love it for many years.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture of your cookie monster rug, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Wow, you killed the Cookie Monster? :D Anyway really cool tutorial. I guess I'll try and make a similar rug for my daughter.</p>
I was wondering if I could sew fabric on the bottom instead so that the rug could be washable by hand or by delicate cycle.<br><br>Will the faux fur be okay to sew? I'm hoping to sew similar to the cookies to get a nice finish. Will that be possible?<br><br>If it is, do you recommend any fabrics? I was thinking fleece so that it was thick, soft, and sturdy.<br><br>Thanks for the tutorial!
<p>I've never tried sewing faux fur, but it seems like it could work. </p>
<p>Made this for a friend. It was my first attempt at sewing and crafting with fabric in general ^-^. I learned you shouldn't be scared of a sowing machine. I probably should have done the edges of the &quot;monster&quot; with sewing also, now i only glued it. i don't think glueing is strong enough to withstand the superhuman strenght of babys.... </p>
<p>That is adorable! I bet your friend is super happy to have their own Cookie Monster rug. </p><p>Thanks for sharing your version, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>I saw this on pinterest, but anyway my grandbaby loves cookie monster and I can't wait to make this for him. I will share my pics when it is done, thanks so much for sharing</p>
<p>Fantastic and easy project. Looks more flattened than skinned but that's just my sense of humour. THE EYES are my only critique.</p><p>While making a ball of yarn is a great idea for softer eyes. BUTTONS are risky. </p><p>1) children put EVERYTHING in their mouth. Taste appears to be the preferred means of exploration. We look, they taste, dogs sniff...</p><p>2) Their tiny fingers may as well be aviation snips. They look weak but when you turn your back they have superhuman strength and could probably defeat kevlar thread. Personally I would have used glue on a disk of cloth and sewn it down. </p><p>It's a great simple gift. As a man I don't do baby showers, but this is the kind of thing men could give an expectant father, dry cleaning coupons are also great. Thanks for the idea</p>
<p>This is awesome! Instead of the large version, I made a miniature one for my Lil Buddies, who go on adventures together. ;)</p>
<p>This is super cute. Thanks for sharing your version, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>AMAZING!!! I NEED ONE FOR MY FUTURE BABY! </p>
<p>Super job! I love the panic the baby can create by grabbing the milk bottle!</p><p>One small suggestion -- it would have been easier to sew the &quot;chocolate chips&quot; to the cookie before you sewed the top of the cookie to the bottom.</p><p>This is super creative and cute and uses easy-to-find materials and is simple to do, I think any baby (or maybe cat?) would love it, you get my vote!</p>
<p>OMG! they killed cookie ! </p><p>:)</p><p>Actually, fantastic job. Great idea and instructable.</p>
lol just what I was thinking was like, &quot;OMG! they skinned Cookie Monster!&quot;
Could you dye a sheepskin rug?
I modified the pattern slightly and sewed a piece of cotton and wadding to make it fluffier. My son loves it only problem is I didn't make it for him!! I'm going to make more now for other family and friends!! We all love it!!
<p>Your cookie monster rug looks great!</p><p>That's the problem with adorable crafts like this, everyone wants one :)<br>Thanks for sharing a picture here, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Wow!! Thank you!!!! Thanks for the great surprise!! I will enjoy the pro membership!! Thank you again for the awesome design!!!
<p>So cute :) </p>
<p>So awesome!</p>
<p>omg this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! what a great idea!</p>
<p>Really great idea, If I had child in the future he/she will get one cookie monster from me ;) thank you (my girlfriend loves this rug!)</p>
<p>Forget about giving it to babies, I want this for ME.</p><p>Great instructable.</p>
This is too cute. I can't wait to make this for my nephew! With the help of my Dad. Of course.
<p>This is cool and yet so wrong! lol I want all the Sesame Street monsters stuffed, mounted or turned to rugs! lol A whole room of with Elmos head on the wall, a boa for the wife made from Big Birds feathers! Bath mat from Oscar The Grouch. And don't get me started on the Mr. Snuffleupagus umbrella holder!</p>
<p>LOL I concur.</p>
<p>I thought cookie-baiting was illegal! Many years ago, I had a guitar case lined with what I referred to as &quot;genuine Grover-pelt.&quot; My guitar case was not kindly received by the masses. Perhaps this is a sign that its time has now come.</p>

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