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
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.
On a large flat surface, place the piece of cloth down. Adhere the one end of the rope tightly to itself.
Draw a small spiral with the glue in the centre of the cloth. Press the coiled rope down onto the adhesive.
Add adhesive to both the edges of the rope and the cloth as you are coiling the rope up.
Repeat this process until all of the rope is used up.
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.
Find a suitable place or person to give this RUGged mat to, it makes the perfect gift.
Have you made your own rug? Let us know in the comments section below.
My name is Michael Klements and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love fixing, renovating 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.