Round Rope Entry Mat DIY
I find myself currently in the midst of an all things round obsession. Round mirrors, round accents, round area rugs...the list goes on. So naturally, when I was putting together the design plan for our front entry I knew we needed a round jute mat. What I did not want, was to pay over $100 for it. So, off to Home Depot I went to pick up supplies to DIY my own. I think it turned out pretty great (if I do say so myself, lol) so if you too love the round rope/jute rug trend but don't want to spend a fortune, read below to learn how to make one on your own for a fraction of the price!
You only need 3 materials to make this rug:
Glue (lots of it)
Rope (I used 3 rolls of this, I'd like to add 2 more to make it bigger)
and a plastic tarp or sheet (or a cloth sheet would be fine too)
Begin by taping your cloth or plastic sheet down and gluing the rope down in the center. Glue around the rope and twist it around a few times then use a few objects to hold it in place until the glue dries.
For the first few loops you'll need something to hold the rope together (like my boxes and shoes haha) but once your circle gets bigger, these won't be necessary.
You'll probably need a few tubes of glue. I started by using E6000 because I had it on hand but I ended up buying two tubes of 'no nails' and used those as they're inexpensive and you get lots of product in one tube.
I made this mat over a period of two days, allowing for ample drying time in between every few loops around the circle.
Once you're done, cut the plastic around the mat and you're set! An on-trend, inexpensive front entry mat that you made all by yourself!
Happy DIY-ing everyone!