December 20, 2011

DIY Recycled Dress Rug

I had a couple of dresses that I couldn't wear anymore. One had a few holes in it (I loved it so much! I couldn't get rid of it!). The other was just too small and had faded in the wash. Well, here is another way you can recycle clothes if they're not quite fit to donate anymore. A hand-woven rug! This project is super easy, just a little time consuming. The only thing you really need for this is some old clothes, T-shirts will even work, a metal hoop you can get from the craft store for about $3.00, and some hot glue.
Cut up one item of clothing into long strips.
Wrap your strips around the hoop making a wheel pattern. You may want to glue the strips to the metal in some places to help keep the fabric in place.
Cut up your other item of clothing and start weaving in and out of the strips already in place. Keep doing this until you have filled up the entire hoop.
And when you're done you have a cute new rug to put in front of a door, in the bathroom, wherever!
As always, thanks for reading, friends!

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