$5 Plush Rug

Pinterest Project: Plush Rug for under $5

by laura.johnson

I confessed my first rug secret last week but in the mean time I’ve been working on another project for my toes.


easy, inexpensive, plush rug trick

Isn’t she a beauty?  My toes are in heaven and all for under $5!

I’ll give you the full scoop, but first lets start with my Pinterest muse:

The ladies at East Coast Creative really knocked it out of the park with that sweet little floor cloth. And check out her big sister!

Sa-woon, again so beautiful, so fun, and my favorite part so obtainable! I commonly fall in love with a pretty graphic rug only to be slapped back to reality once I glance at the price tag.  Not so with this trick, $5-15 buys you a whole lotta style and comfort.

Here are the oh-so-simple steps:


Find fabric you adore, that shouldn’t be hard!  I found this print in the JoAnn’s seasonal close out, it was originally $8.50 a yard I picked it up for a mere $2.50 a yard. Since it was a steal I took the full yard and a half they had left.

Then I used the rest of my carpet padding, using a rotery cutter to square off the unruly edges.

Then grabbed the spay adhesive and headed out doors for the rest of the project.

A couple tricks in using a spray adhesive on this large of a surface.
First you want to make sure you are standing upwind of your spray action.

Also I found that it was best to lay the fabric down the way I wanted it then fold it over on it self so I’m only trying to work with half of the fabric at a time.

To make sure to get a good stick I applied the adhesive to both the padding at the back of the cloth. Then pulled and smoothed the fabric over the pad wrapping the edges under.

That’s it, simple as can be! Now which room have you been dying to get a plush rug for? And can you believe that after 30 Days of Tips and Trick I’ve saved the best for last? What we have in store for tomorrow is somthing just short of a laundry miracle!

If you missed the start of our 31 Days of Tips and Tricks you can find all the posts here.



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  1. Love this, what a wonderful idea!  I too flinch at the price of most rugs, and with a house full of hardwood floors, a rug can be a gals best friend!  Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a unique idea! Why didn't I think of that! Stopping by from the Pinterest Challenge linky.
    Erica – We Three Crabs

  3. O.M.G. brillant.  How do they hold up to wear and tear?
    (found you from YHL)

    • Thanks Cat!  We will see 2 days in… GREAT.  I’ll post an update after we’ve lived with it awhile.  Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Great idea.  This would work well in a child's room as well.  I know my son like to have a soft rug, but dislikes carpet pile because it inerferes with his toy car play.

  5. I LOVE this!  What a great idea.  It will be perfect for matching rugs in the kitchen since I'm choosing the fabric.  Great job!

  6. So smart!!! So much cheaper and you can have so many more fabric choices!

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