DIY Sisal Rug

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DIY Jute Rug

It’s time for July’s Home Depot Gift Challenge!  Our chosen item this month is sisal and the gift recipient is your best friend.  I was so happy with these choices because I already had this project planned for my best friends new place.  That saved me a lot of time with trying to come up with the idea.

My friend needed a round rug for her dining room,  sisal was the perfect pick for her beachy decor.  However, she’s on a budget & these can get pricey so, as usual,  I decided I could make her a DIY Sisal Rug.

I headed to her house early one Friday & we went straight to Home Depot for the supplies.  I had no idea how much sisal it would take to make a rug large enough for her table,  they come in 50 ft rolls, so we figured 4 rolls should be plenty.  We got one of the rolls in a lighter shade to use as trim.  We also picked up silicone to hold the jute together.

 

DIY Rug Supplies

 

sisal rope

 

Since this was really a 1-person job, my friend started painting another room in the house while I happily got to work on the rug.  I started tightly winding the rope.  The silicone did not work out because it doesn’t dry quickly enough so I switched to hot glue which worked perfect.

DIY Rug Jute

 

I just continued happily winding & gluing.

DIY Sisal Rug

 

And winding and gluing…and winding and gluing.  This was really a slow process.  I had no idea it would take so long.  My friend painted an entire room, 2 coats of paint plus one coat of primer and I was only half done with this rug.  After using the 3 rolls of natural sisal I realized we would need more, so we ran back to Home Depot for 3 more.   By the time I was on the 5th or 6th  roll and about 6-7 hours in, I was literally cursing this project.  I had to call it a day before finishing.

Sisal Jute Rug

I don’t think this project would’ve been that bad if I had known how long it would take.  Then I wouldn’t have tried to complete it from start to finish in one day.  If you can leave it aside somewhere and just add to it when you have some free time, it would be less tedious.

My friend ended up finishing the project in her spare time.  I love the lighter sisal for the trim.

 

DIY Rope Rug

 

We also picked up some inexpensive rubber shelf liners to use as a backing, to keep it from sliding.

rug backing

Home Depot also sells much larger sisal rope that would make the project go much quicker, but I didn’t want the rug to be so thick that the table would be elevated.

And although it was tedious, and a little more expensive than I thought it would be, I do love how it came out.   Our completed DIY Sisal Rug measures 45.5″ D, using 7 rolls of 50′ sisal rope.

DIY Round Jute Rug

 

Be sure to check out what my friends made with their sisal rope, they never disappoint with their creativity!  You can also follow our Pinterest board here.

 

 

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Linking up with Between Naps on the Porch, A Stroll Thru Life and  Cedar Hill Farmhouse.

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21 thoughts on “DIY Sisal Rug

  1. Wow Roxanne! that is amazing….and so much work! I could not believe how long it took me to wrap my frames, this had to be triple the time. Looks fantastic! Want to make me one ; ) lol

  2. Roxanne! This is soooo beautiful great! I love this! I would have never thought of making a rug with the rope! Since I couldn’t get my project to work for me maybe I’ll just have to make a rug now with my sisal rope! 🙂

  3. Looks awesome! Glad to see all those hours and HOURS of work paid off! Now, I have to go get back to my DIY project that is taking waaaayyyy too long. 🙂

  4. very nice!!! Wonder if one could ” hand sew” it together?? I know it would ne hard on the hands but the look might be worth it??!!

  5. I never would have considered making my own sisal rug! You did a great job. I’m always guilty of underestimating the time it takes for a particular project and then getting upset with myself about it. It turned out great though! You are obviously a good friend!!

  6. Great Job!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I loved having you!! Hope you can join us again tomorrow!! Pinned to My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Pinterest page!! 🙂

  7. Wow!! That is some REAL dedication! What a tedious job! Looks amazing in the end though 🙂 I’m sure your friend loved it! I’m featuring this rug at the Talented Tuesday party tomorrow. I hope you’ll stop by and say hi 🙂

  8. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Roxanne, this rug looks amazing! Very clever, my friend! I totally get what you’re saying about it being time consuming – I made a sisal-wrapped vase last week and it took so much longer than I thought it would! Yay for you sticking it through – it looks like a million bucks!

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