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Vibrant green rug made from felt scraps Answered

The folks over at Martha Stewart's craft department make a lot of things out of felt and thus have a lot of felt scraps left over. Kristin St. Clair had some free time and started a small project with the felt that turned into this crazy rug.

To make it yourself, cut up a ton of felt strips and start rolling them up, using fabric glue to keep it all together. Repeat, repeat, repeat, and add some other shapes along the way to keep it interesting.

I just FELT like crafting!
via CRAFT

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

10 years ago

I would love to make one, but i don't understand how to do it. could you please explain.  It's fab!

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

Reply 10 years ago

Oh-o.k, I found the instructions.  Thanks so much for sharing this

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sessa1980
sessa1980

Reply 10 years ago

Where did you find the instructions? I dont really get it either...but would REALLY like to make one!

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Gorfram
Gorfram

10 years ago

I wonder, if you started with wool scraps instead, if you could using the felting process itself to felt them together?

Of course, you'd proabaly have to make something the size of an area rug to get a good-sized doormat out of it. But that'd get you something you could wash, even if only by the warm-water-stomp-in-the-bathtub method.

(Give me something to do with all those wool tartan mufflers I keep buying form the thrift shop, anyway... hmm.... off to go read up on felting...)

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zeechan
zeechan

10 years ago

I love it! Very vibrant, design is funky, and this is just the use of leftover felt. Great craft!

I might want to try this out one day. ;)

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hall4home
hall4home

10 years ago

 Love it.  How would you clean it?

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SumGie
SumGie

10 years ago

It looks like Malachite.  Sweet.

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ruthy nov
ruthy nov

10 years ago

I think sawing it instead of glueing would make it softer and more flexible. But glue is faster, so....
Thanks for the lovely idea - but if I have to buy the stuff it wouldn't be "scraps and leftovers" anymore, would it?
Very pretty and colorful, though!

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Lindie
Lindie

10 years ago

I really like that!  Great idea. :-)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Presumably you're talking about Kristin St. Clair, the creator of this rug, not Fungus Amungus, who merely passed on a link to the CRAFT article about Ms. St. Clair.

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anglerfish
anglerfish

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, I meant the creator.

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jrehnke
jrehnke

10 years ago

Is it really just all glued together?! It's so cool! Might have to do something like that at my volunteer craft class.

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ShirCraftalot
ShirCraftalot

10 years ago

 it's green, it's recycling, and it's crafty ... it should be mine ;-)

I really love it !!! 

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

Wow, that's... something I could probably live with.

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