For Paysen's room, even though it is carpeted, I wanted to add some color to the floor with a simple, yet eclectic, rug. As we all know, to go out and buy "the perfect rug" can be a bit pricey... so I did what all us creative people do best, I searched Pinterest for an original DIY that I could do for my little sweet pea's room. That is when I found the PERFECT RUG! It is exactly what I had in my head to add that pop of color on the floor.
Now that I found what I wanted to create I rummaged through all my family member's closets getting rid of their old tshirts (with their permission of course). This rug was going to take A LOT of shirts and I had to get started because this rug, although simply adorable, was going to take quite awhile to assemble.
Boy was I right on with that last statement! I know I usually give the step by step instructions on how to do a new project but I could not do this rug justice by explaining it myself. Cuada Designs is where Pinterest led me for the instructions, so that is where I lead you. I will say, though, that using simply "waxed" dental floss works so much better than thread did for me. I made sure not to use the mint floss just in case my 4 legged son, Bremen, smelled how delicious the rug smelt and decided he wanted to try and eat it.
Here are a few images of my progress thus far:
|This is what mine looked like from the top an hour into the sewing process.|
I am sewing the bottom only
|Does get hard on your hands after pushing the needle through tshirt, I have to take breaks.|
|That big ol' pile you see...that's what I have to sew still. And this is still me being unsure if its the right size, I may have to find more tshirts. <3|
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