Friday, August 21, 2009

Wipe Your Feet!


I can finally start working on a few crafts now that I might have a house soon! I saw this craft on a blog and it inspired me to try my own.

Supplies:
Rubber gridded mat (I got mine at Joann's)
Old towels (3 full size towels made a 20"x30" mat)
Scissors


A standard bath rug is 20x30 inches, so I cut a piece of mat that size. You can make a mat of any size or shape.

Then I cut my towels into strips. The thinner the better, so I cut mine to about .25 inches wide by 5 inches long. No need to measure each strip, just use one as a guide when cutting the rest.


Knot each strip on the mat. For a fuller look, use every box on the grid. If you get impatient easily, use every other box.


Done and looking cute in the bathroom!

27 comments :

  1. wow, that's really cute! how long did it take you? will you be able to put it in the washing machine?

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  2. It took me 8 days to finish, but it's pretty simple so you can do it while you watch tv or sit around.

    It came out fine in the wash since the towels and rubber grid are machine-washable. The towels may start to fray, but I think that gives it a nice texture.

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  3. It came out great! This is a super neat idea... I might have to do this if I don't find a rug that I like.

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  4. This is so fun!!! Wondering if I can find that rubber mat thing at Hobby Lobby...no Joann's here...maybe online????

    Thanks for sharing...found this post from your bathroom reveal post at ponytails and fish scales....cute bathroom too btw!

    LaKeta

    1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

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  5. very cute what about it going into the dryer with the rubber?

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  6. I am sooo making one or two or......I bet my kitties will LOVE it! Thanks :)

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  7. This is FABULOUS! I found you through The Hand Me Down House... I am SO making one of these, and adding you to my Google Reader :) Thanks!

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  8. great job! I love the look, and I bet if feels so soft!
    gail

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  9. I've added this to my to-do list on my diy blog, www.idimclare.blogspot.com :)
    I too am trying to make my home beautiful one project at a time and blog about that at www.crochetbyclare.blogspot.com. I completed a really cool upcycle where I turned an old desk into a large scale art piece. Check it out if you have time :) I bet you'd like it.
    <3 Clare

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  10. OK, I had no idea that it was even possible for a normal person to make a rug! Wowza! No towel in my house will be safe now. That would make a great housewarming gift! THANKS! Jules

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  11. LOL I thought the same thing blesid, I was just thinking what towels I had to make a rug. lol Love the tutorial, thank you.

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  12. Looks great! I just posted a link to it on our DIY Projects Links.
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  13. I was trying to think of area rug ideas for my Son's room and now that I have seen this, I think I will try Denim like old jeans!

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  14. This is a fantastic idea. How do these wash?

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  15. Excellent! You have made pretty shaggy rugs. I think it can be comfortable for babies playing and sleeping.

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  16. I cannot find rubber grid with big enough holes like the one you used. I've searched Hobby Hobby, Joann's and Michael's :( They all just have the small ones used for yarn..

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  17. What kinda of towels did you use?

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  19. Whay brand were to your towels? And can it go In the washing machine?

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    1. I'm not sure what brand they were. It was a mix of different ones that I found. I washed mine on a delicate cycle.

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  20. Hey love this idea, i really want to do it but I am not able to find the rubber mat online on joans, is there another name for it?

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  21. Hi - can you tell me how the rug is holding up? I am concerned about fraying. I have a big rug to make (customer size and shape) and before I put in the effort - I am hoping to hear that the towel cloth is holding up and the rug still looks good (apart from being used). Thanks. *L

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    1. I gave away all the towel ones, but the one I made out of t-shirt material has held up really well. I keep it in a guest bathroom, so it's not used regularly, but it's been 6 years and it still looks great.

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  22. Do you post the one that you made out of T-shirt material?

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    1. Here's the t-shirt rug:
      http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2009/10/t-shirt-rug.html

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