Make Your Own Jute Rope Rug

Here’s a guide to making your own quick and easy jute rope rug with a few inexpensive materials. This is a great hour or two weekend project, perfect for a rainy day. Take your time with the glue process and you’ll have a sturdy rug which will last in even a busy corridor or entrance.

If you enjoy this project, here’s a no sew rope basket which can also be made from a scrap piece of natural fire rope.

What You Need To Make Your Own Jute Rope Rug

  • A Piece of Cloth Large Enough to Fit Under the Finished Rug, An Old T-Shirt Works Well
  • Jute/Natural Fibre Rope (14mmx20m) – Buy Here
  • Construction Adhesive – Buy Here
  • Scissors – Buy Here

What You Need For Your Jute Rope Rug

How To Assemble Your Jute Rope Rug

Unravel the ends of the rope carefully and add a bit of adhesive to the inside. Press it together firmly until it is secure. This prevents fraying. Put a lot of glue around the end of the rope, you don’t want it to work loose over time.

End Preparation

On a large flat surface, place the piece of cloth down. Adhere the one end of the rope tightly to itself.

Starting The Rug

Draw a small spiral with the glue in the centre of the cloth. Press the coiled rope down onto the adhesive.

Glue it Bigger

Add adhesive to both the edges of the rope and the cloth as you are coiling the rope up.

Keep Adding GLue And Rolling

Repeat this process until all of the rope is used up.

Roll To The End

Cut off the excess cloth to finish up the rug and use the adhesive to adhere any loose parts around the edges for a better finish. Allow the glue to dry overnight before using it.

Trim The Excess

Trim The Excess 32

Find a suitable place or person to give this RUGged mat to, it makes the perfect gift.

Completed Rug

This post is based on Jute Rope Rug by Emile09080 and has been modified and used under the Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-SA 2.5.

Have you made your own rug? Let us know in the comments section below.

Michael Klements
Hi, my name is Michael and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love tinkering with electronics, making, fixing, and building - I'm always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I'm happy to have you here.

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