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Let’s face it rugs are certainly not cheap, or so you think. They do add a bit of color into your home though and make for good decoration. Also some rooms or hallways need an “awkward” sized rug to make the area look right. There is a cheap and effective solution to add color into your rooms and cover those awkward spaces; make them yourself! Depending on how big you make them will determine the cost, but a rather nice sized rug can cost you about $20 with this simple two step project.

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What you need:

-Inexpensive cotton rag rugs; you can buy these at Wal-mart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. for about $3.99-$5.99

-Skein of cotton yarn; costs about $4.99

How to:

First place two rugs together tightly, either side-by-side, or top-to-bottom. Secondly use the yarn to whip-stitch them together to make a tight bond between the rugs. Add any additional rugs to cover the area you desire. Don’t be afraid to get creative with different colors and shapes!


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  1. Nancy Weaver says:
    This is a pretty interesting idea that I haven’t thought of. I really love DIY stuffs and I think this can be a great project that I can make for this weekend. i still have to gather some carpets with different colors or designs that I can mix and match together. Thank you for sharing this.

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