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Yes, you can make a rug (a spill-proof one, no less) without going near yarn, wool or even a sewing machine. All you need is a tablecloth, polyurethane and a non-slip carpet runner. Believe it.

make-a-rugLaura Hayes


If you'd like to make a rug that's stylish AND stain-proof, bookmark this page now. And then head out to the store and grab the cutest tablecloth you can find. Because this tutorial, created by the genius design expert Laura Hayes, turns a tablecloth into an indoor/outdoor "rug" that you'll use long after summer ends. The instructions are very simple: Just apply a few coats of polyurethane (clear, satin finish) to the tablecloth, allowing it to dry fully in between. To make it slip-proof, add a rubberized carpet pad underneath. Ta-da, it's a rug. For the full tutorial, visit Design Share.

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  • Kelly

    I'm all for DIY projects, but I don't imagine a tablecloth is going to make much of a rug. It may be spill proof, but I would imagine as soon as you walk on it a few times, it would get torn.

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