How to Make a Rope Rug

Introduction: How to Make a Rope Rug

About: I love Tinkering, Slacklining, Climbing, Longboarding, Skateboarding, and Sleeping.

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

What you need:
-Fire (Lighter,candle,etc...)

Step 1: Spinning the Rope

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

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

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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    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Cool rug, I like the colour of rope you used.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    If the rope is old and frayed its really nice, but its pretty soft and not as bumpy as one would think.