I have terrible blood circulation, which means my extremities are always freezing, especially my feet and toes. Hardwood floors in the winter hardly do them any favors. Area rugs — scattered across the house like lily pads in a frog pond — are my saving grace and a must for winter. Here are ten projects to DIY.
- This rug from A Beautiful Mess was made by sewing fabric over basic rope.
- If you prefer a more nautical or beach-y look, like this one from Better Homes & Gardens, leave off the fabric and just use a two-tone rope.
- Using a large cardboard loom, Sara Plath wove various materials together for a relaxed, Bohemian-style rug.
- If you know how to crochet, this pattern from Molla Mills is available through Mollie Makes magazine.
- El Blog de DMC shares a lacier crochet pattern if you prefer a more vintage look.
- Adri of Dreambook Designs shows you how to turn a fabric tablecloth into a circular rug.
- Turn your old ragged t-shirts into a braided rag rug like this one Cuada Designs.
- You can sew together sections of coiled up twine or natural rope to make a sturdy and organic looking area rug. Nicety shows you how in this tutorial.
- A hula hoop becomes a loom in this project from Flax & Twine.
- Pom poms can be joined to create a fun and fluffy rug. Via Casa.