So I jumped on the Dollar Tree DIY bandwagon this weekend and made this adorable cotton tassel rug with 8 cotton bath mats and a couple of cotton mop heads and a glue gun!! I am beyond happy with how it turned out! These types of rugs can be expensive, this is a really inexpensive DIY 🙌🏻
In Canada where I live, everything at Dollar Tree is $1.25 each. Even with that this rug only cost $12.50 to make plus a pack of glue sticks!
Here’s what you’ll need
-8 cotton bath rugs(more or less depending how big you want your rug to be), this rug is approximately 4X6, give or take . The rugs I found had a pattern on the front and I preferred the plain rustic cotton side so I flipped them over.
-2 cotton mop heads
I only needed 2 mop heads and I had left overs to make 22 tassels
-glue gun and glue sticks
Making this rug is a snap. Basically all you do is hot glue the smaller rugs together with hot glue. The key is gluing the seams and pushing them together rather than overlapping them. You could sew these pieces together with a sewing machine as well with a simple zig zag stitch.
I made the tassels from the cotton mop by trimming off 5 strands, folding them over, tie a loop at the top and then wrap a few times around. The tassels don’t have to be perfect, they add to the rustic look. I flipped over the edge and glued part of the top to the back of the rug and voila!! I made 22 tassels and used 1 1/2 mop heads
I am so happy with how this rug looks in my space!! It’s farmhouse and a bit boho which I love!❤️
Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤️