I made a huge DIY rug (5x8) from scratch with just a handful of supplies. And you can make one too—any size you want!
– Multi-use netting – Cotton piping – Small rubber bands – Scissors
Determine what length you’d like your rug to be. My roll of netting is smaller than that, so I did some quick math to determine how many pieces I would need to cut to make a 5X8 rug.
Once you have that figured out, roll out the length of the netting you need and cut the pieces with a pair of scissors.
Next, start cutting pieces of cotton piping that are about 4 inches long. You want them all to be roughly the same length, so that the rug looks relatively even when it's completed.
Depending on the size of your rug, you’re going to need a lot more cotton piping than you might expect. To give you an idea we used more than 200 yards of cotton piping for a 5×8 rug.
Next, weave the cut cotton pieces in between the netting grid, as shown in the photo. Then, pull the pieces upward and tie them together with a rubber band.
Once secured with a rubber band, fluff out the piping pieces so they have more of a fuzzy pom-pom shape.