DIY: Round Rope Rug
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DIY: Round Rope Rug

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!


– Tarpaulin or drop sheet
– Around 200m (220 yards) of Rope (more is better here!)
– Liquid nails (or any super glue)

For the glue, we chose to use liquid nails that we got from the hardware store, mainly because you can get such huge, affordable tubes with the applicator. But you can use any strong style super glue you like. You’re going to need a lot!:)

DIY: Round Rope Rug

Step One
Lay the tarpaulin down as this will be the base you will be gluing the rope onto. Start by rolling the rope into a small spiral.

DIY: Round Rope Rug

DIY: Round Rope Rug

Step Two
Place sections of liquid nail glue around the rope spiral onto the tarpaulin to secure the rope as you wrap it around.

DIY: Round Rope Rug

Step Three
Continue until you have created the rug to the size you want. I made mine about 1.5m across. This is going to take some time! I would suggest doing it in batches, half an hour at a time. I think this size took about 4 hours.

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Your round rope rug is now ready to use. Place it in any room of your house to add a cozy and rustic touch to your decor.

Tips and Tricks

– Use a thicker rope for a more substantial rug.
– You can dye the rope before coiling it to create a colorful rug.
– If you want a larger rug, use a bigger piece of cardboard or create a larger circle by taping smaller pieces together.
– You can also use a non-slip rug pad underneath the rug to prevent it from sliding on hardwood or tile floors.

Making your own round rope rug is a fun and easy DIY project that can add a personal touch to your home decor. With just a few materials and some simple steps, you can create a beautiful and functional rug that fits your style and budget. So, grab your rope and glue gun, and start coiling!

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