DIY Woven Scrap Rug and Simple Frame

I've been seeing a lot of woven rugs around the internets (especially on pinterest) and I decided I want to make one. Unlike the ones I've been seeing, I didn't go out and buy a bunch of fancy yarn, instead I decided to make mine out of old table clothes turned into scraps. Although when I started making it I had planned on this rug being in the kitchen, it ended up in the bathroom instead. 
The first step to any rug weaving project is the frame. You can buy this, but of course for my scrap rug I made mine myself and it was actually very simple. First find two pice of wood that are roughly the length of the rug you want. Then drill holes in this with a bit large enough to make a hole that dow rods can fit into. Hammer nails into the boards, roughly one inch apart. Then insert your dow rods, cut to the length you want. 
I then went to work on the scrap pieces I had cutting them in a one inch diameter. To make the base of the rug, tie the strips together and make the warp winding from top to bottom. Once this is made you're then ready to do the do the weaving. Since I'm no expert I just did a simple over one, under the next weave for the whole thing. I added in a black table cloth to the patterned white in two blocks towards then end. And that was it. Because I used thick pieces it didn't take very long, and I think most of my time went to pushing the fabric down to keep the weave tight. 

To finish, I simply took it off the nails. Overall I've very happy with my finished DIY scrap rug and will probably make a few more in the future. I am however trying a few methods to keep from getting that hourglass shape this black and white one has. 


  1. An awesome and creative project. Good job! :)

  2. I can't believe you can actually make this, thanks for sharing:)

  3. It came out gorgeous, well done! You did such a great job of it <3

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  4. That is so awesome!!! Need to pin this!

  5. This looks so nice!

  6. I am such a fan of DIY projects! This rug looks really fun to do and it turned out beautifully.

    Keisha xo
    The Chrysalis Gal

  7. Turned out great, thanks for sharing, hope you had an amazing weekend.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog
    @MeghanSSilva on Instagram

  8. Great project, well done for doing your own woven rug, it looks very pretty! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  9. Wow, how cool that you made this out of recycled material. Looks great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. I wish I actually had the abilities to make this because it looks absolutely amazing!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  11. Woah, this is so cool! Such a great way to put some life into old fabrics, too.

    becky ♡ star violet


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