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apairandasparediy.com · Jun 8, 2016

DIY Round Rope Rug

If you guys have been following me for a while, you’ll know my love for rugs and how they make a space. Nothing adds life to a room like a rug, and in my experience they can actually make a space seem bigger, which is everything if you have a small apartment when every millimetre counts. Butttt if you’ve been looking around at rugs you’ll know they’re generally pretty expensive, meaning it can cost you quite a bit to outfit your whole house with some nice ones. Recently, we found the perfect solution at the studio by creating our own DIY rope rug, one of the easiest projects we’ve done to date and oh so satisfying. Plus, once you’ve got all the materials through the door you can make it as big as you want – the sky’s the limit (or rather, the walls).

Watch the video here:

You need:

  • Tarpaulin or drop sheet
  • Around 200m (220 yards) of Rope (more is better here!)
  • Liquid nails (or any super glue)
  • Scissors

For the glue, we chose to use liquid nails that we got from the hardware store, mainly because you can get such huge, affordable tubes with the applicator. But you can use any strong style super glue you like. You’re going to need a lot!:)

How to:

1. Lay the tarpaulin down as this will be the base you will be gluing the rope onto. Start by rolling the rope into a small spiral.

2. Place sections of liquid nail glue around the rope spiral onto the tarpaulin to secure the rope as you wrap it around.

3. Continue until you have created the rug to the size you want. I made mine about 1.5m across.

When you are done simply cut the rope and trim the tarpaulin back to the size of the rope spiral.

Ummmm how much do you love these chairs that Ben designed?

Photos by Nicola Lemmon

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