Many of you know Buzzfeed as a website that has all things entertainment, however; they have some of the best DIYs on there as well! There was a video going around on Facebook that my best friend and I saw and we knew from the moment that we saw it that we had to create it ourselves.
Be sure to check out all of the full details over at Buzzfeed, along with step-by-step instructions and a video.
Even though Alanah and I already had 4 rugs in our dorm, we decided that that wasn’t enough and set out to our local Hobby Lobby to grab some supplies to make our own! We were very excited and had high hopes for this project from the beginning. We decided to do the colors black, gray/white, and a light blue to give the room a nice extra pop of color.
Also, be sure to pick up a large needle, if you don’t have one already. We followed the instructions word for word from Buzzfeed and learned how LONG this project would take. Once you get making the little pom pom balls, time feels as if it is paused and your hands are the only things moving. She was in charge of making the pom poms (I bet she has some serious muscles in her hands now) and I was the only who sewed the strings through the rug, tying of the ends and creating the design throughout the rug.
Now looking at the pictures, I definitely see where I messed up which is okay because this was our first time making it. Before we finished, we had to make another trip to Hobby Lobby to purchase more yarn, as we ran out way quicker than we expected we would.
Since we were planning on putting our rug on hard floors, I decided to hot glue little designs on the back of the rug, let it dry, and then put it down as the hot glue acts as a non-slide substance.
All in all, this rug took us about 4 hours in total to finish, but it was a lot cheaper than purchasing one from the store. We would have to say that this DIY is a MUST!
What colors would you make this rug?! XOXO