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I have a very small budget and area rugs are proving to be expensive any ideas on where to get one or how to make one? Answered

I have a dining room and living room that have brown carpet, im looking to cover them up with two area rugs,

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Kiteman

9 years ago

You could try making a proddy mat (variously known as hooky mats or clippy mats) - they have a base of some cheap, coarse fabric, with short lengths of recycled fabric or yarn prodded through with a special tool that is easily obtained from craft shops.

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jtp139

9 years ago

i've made a throw rug out of old towels. You cut them into strips and braid them together. once they're long enough, you sew the braid into a coil like a wool braided rug.

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rickharris

9 years ago

http://www.4ormore.co.uk/projects/ragrug.htm IF your prepared to take the time and do the work our grand parents made rag rugs as a standard item.

Wool rugs can be made in a similar way. many craft shops will sell the required latching needle to make them.

It take time though.

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NobodyInParticular

9 years ago

At the end of the semester, check Craig's List and Freecycle and look around the dumpsters of a college dorm. Graduating students will frequently throw out rugs and cheap furniture rather than try to transport it.

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cosgrove

9 years ago

I've found that Ikea is very cheap for Rugs and Mats, providing your country/area has one, it could be a good place to look. I know for a fact that Ikea Belfast (Northern Ireland) has a large selection, including Circular colored Mats, which look great in a room (I currently have 3 green ones, and I am considering buying some red ones) and are priced quite cheaply, around £2