The 10 Best DIY Low Budget Rugs

If you can't find the perfect rug to fit your space, unleash your creativity and make a custom one to fit your space, life and budget perfectly! Here we present you one amazing collection of DIY rug tutorials that are easy to make and on a low budget.

1. T-shirt Shag Rug

You can do-it-yourself, especially if you like to cut up t-shirts but never know what to do with the scraps afterwards. And this craft is very easy, even children can learn how to thread the rug with some assistance with cutting the scraps.

2. Pink Geometric Painted Rug

This rug is super pliable and feels good to the touch. It is not cottony fluffy soft on the painted parts but it is not rough or flakey. It almost feels coated!

3. Sink Mat Rag Rug

All you need for this project: sink mats, $1 each, old sheet set or other fabric scraps, on hand! Use this method to make any size rug you need by simply adding more sink mats!

4. Felted Stone Rug

It's thick and cushy, the "stones" are different sizes and feel really good underfoot. It's just wool remnants, hand and machine felted, sewn together with nylon twine.

5. Zebra Rug

This is a perfect rug. Zebra, Gray, Not to jaggedy, Big stripes, 5×8 and only $600.00 Son-of-a. Good bye perfect rug.

6. Crochet Rug from Repurposed T-shirts

If you have a lot of old shirts now you know what to do with them. The basic idea is that the shirt is already in the round, so you’re cutting a continuous strip from the bottom hem up to the armpit. Actually, remove the hem before cutting – it doesn’t curl well (or, at all).

7. Chevron Rug

You can use 2 sample sizes of paint. The rug is a $30 Ikea model and the total time investment is about 3.5 hours, included measuring and figuring out the right length, height and width of each stripe.

8. Braided Rug by Recycling Old Towels

If you have three bath towels that had stains on them, but otherwise are in really good shape, you can turn them into your next project - Braided Rug!

9. Woven Rag Rug

Materials you'll need for this project: old bed sheets (3 king size flat sheets, more if you have fitted sheet), sturdy corrugated cardboard of your preference size, tapestry needle or masking tape, scissor. Finished dimension: approximately 25″ x 14″.

10. Playful Painted Kids Mat

The ordinary play mat has never looked so good. A foam play mat ($30), can be an eyesore for the more design oriented among us.