3 Fun and Easy DIY Rugs and Mats
by Samantha Winterland Follow

Unusual and jazzy little rugs are a great creative way to brighten up a room and improve your home décor. Of course you could just go and buy a colourful rug with a peculiar shape from the store. This will do the trick, but where's the fun in that. Here are three suggestions of pretty DIY rugs, which don't require any special skills, they're easy and quick to make, and are a guarantee your guest will be impressed.

1. Pebble Mat

This is not your typical soft, warm and cosy little rug. Just the opposite, it's hard and cold. But it's an excellent solution for your bathroom. Pebbles will absorb the water dripping off of you after you get out of the bathtub. And although it's in a cooler grey shade, this mat looks quite stylish. Alternatively, this is a great addition to your entry way. And especially on grey rainy days for your dripping wet shoes. First of all, you will need to collect quite a few pebbles. This will be an enjoyable endeavour since you'll need to take long walks on the beach to do so. Try to choose the rocks to be smoother and well-rounded. Then you will need a good flat base. Something like a rubber welcome mat will do the trick. Use strong multi-purpose glue to stick the pebbles on the mat. And that's all! If you prefer a more cheerful look, you can always colour the rocks in whatever hue you'd like before you stick them to the base.

2. Wine Cork Mat

This one is oldie, but goldie! It again has double duty, it can be used both in the bathroom and entry room. Cork is great when it comes to absorbing water. Also, it looks wonderful when used in interior, and gives a warmer feeling than pebbles. Here you will have a long and enjoyable process of collecting again. This time you will have to finish up quite a few bottles of wine before you start the project. The principle of creation is the same. After you've gathered enough wine cork, you will need a flat mat, rubber will do just fine again. Then cut the wine corks in half, and carefully stick them to the base.

3. Cheerful Pom Pom Rug

Here comes the Pom Pom Rug with the special mission to brighten up the mood! Unlike the previous two suggestions, this colourful rug does not serve a practical use. It's for decoration purposes only. Be warned and by any means do not use it as a welcome mat. Although it looks pretty and will definitely catch the eye of your guests, it will get dirty in no time. Fortunately, ​this rug is easy to clean by simply putting it in the washing machine. In order to make it, you will need all the leftover yarn you have around the house, in all kinds of colours. Otherwise, you can use different shades of the same colour, for a more subtle effect. You can see the easiest way to make a pom pom in the pictures above. After you create enough fluffy balls, you can release your creative spark, and attach them to a hessian rectangle in any colour combinations you'd like.

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