DIY Outdoor Rug with Rope

DIY Outdoor Rug with Rope
DIY Outdoor Rug with Rope
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Having a mat in front of a door is just so welcoming. For an affordable and durable outdoor rug for your entryway, try this DIY Outdoor Rug with Rope project. The rope gives a rustic feel and hides dirt well, so it won't look messy after anyone walks over it. If you want to know how to make a rug quickly and easily, just check out this DIY tutorial. A rope rug makes the perfect welcome mat if you are looking for an affordable yet charming solution. This DIY porch idea will be the perfect door mat.

Note from the designer: "Dress up your entryway with a pretty, durable and affordable DIY rug. Here's how to make a rug with rope with a rustic touch! I find this rug pretty, I'm so smitten with that fluffy, thick fringe! And I like that it seems so durable, it's perfect for outdoors!"

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueHome Decor


Materials List

  • rope
  • construction adhesive
  • cutting tool
  • caulking gun

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I like the concept, but I was thinking the ropes should be weaved together some how. I'm going to make this but weave though out the rug so it stays together just in case the glue fails. I like the rubber backing idea to keep the rug from slipping. All in all I think this is a good idea and nice project to do with the pre-teen grand kids. Thanks for sharing this free DIY project.

This could not have come at a better time. I am moving and the foot traffic is going to heavy. This will be perfect for both doors and easy to make. Thanks!

I was kind of disappointed to find out that she just glued the rope to an existing mat. I was curious to see how she fastened the rope together, but she didn't. I wonder if it would work to stitch the rope pieces together? You'd probably have to use spray rug backing to keep it in place. Intersting project!

Thank you so much for this great idea because it is exactly what our back porch needs! For ages I have been looking for a small rug to put at the door from the porch into the house but none I have seen have suited the slightly rustic decor we have. This simple rug is the perfect answer AND I am also going to make one for the door into my craft studio. 2 problems solved by one simple, clever craft idea!

this is a great outdoor rug! What a good idea.

Oh, how clever. I really like the idea of combining ropes to make a rug.


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