DIY Felt Rug!

Originally found from a coaster idea, turned into a rug idea from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Here is another person who decided to take this on!

1. Cut felt strips, about 16 inches long and 1/2 inch or 1 inch wide, from 3 colors of felt (cut 14 strips in tan, 12 in medium brown, and 5 in dark brown for a trivet that’s 5 1/2 inches across).

2. Starting with a tan strip, apply a dab of fabric glue 3/4 inch from 1 end. Begin rolling felt strip tightly over the glued area, pressing to secure. Continue rolling, applying glue as you work, until the coil measures no more than 1/2 inch across. (If the coiled center grows too large, the trivet will begin to resemble a bull’s-eye rather than a stump.) Snip off end of felt strip.

3. Apply fabric glue to 1 end of a medium-brown strip. Position end at the snipped end of the tan coil, pressing to secure. Wrap medium-brown strip 1 or 2 times around tan coil, applying glue as you work. Snip off end of felt strip.

4. Continue to wrap felt strips around coil, alternating colors, 2 to 4 times for each tan strip and 1 or 2 times for each medium-brown strip, until stump reaches 5 to 7 inches in diameter (3 inches for coasters); end with a medium-brown strip.

5. Wrap 2 or 3 dark-brown strips around trivet or coaster, gluing as you work. To create a textured-bark effect, cut dark-brown felt strips into 1/2- to 2 1/2-inch-long strips; layer on outer edge of trivet or coaster, gluing as you work.

You can find everything from the original post here.

10 comments on “DIY Felt Rug!

  1. Christa Mae says:

    Holy awesomeness! This would be so fun in a kids’ playroom! And so many possibilities! Love it :)

  2. tokyohamster says:

    wow that’s the first time i’ve seen this project! looks like it takes a lot of patience though :) good find!

  3. Amanda says:

    What would you reccomend for cleaning it? As a coaster, would they actually be able to handle water contact?

  4. [...] Drogie flirciarki filciarki Tym razem pomysł na ścinki z filcu, i te większe i mniejsze Tniemy w paski, skręcamy i sklejamy przy pomocy pistoletu silikonowego, stopniowo obklejamy dłuższymi, aż dojdziemy do tego że będziemy musiały dofilcować (dokupić) filc i dokończyć dywanik . Pomysł od Marthy Stewart i Nest Disign Studio. [...]

    Translated:

    [...] Dear flirciarki filciarki This time the idea to scrap of felt, and the larger and smaller We cut into strips, turn and glue gun with silicone obklejamy progressively longer, until we come to this that we have dofilcować (buy) and felt finish the rug. The idea of the Martha Stewart and disign Nest Studio. [...]

  5. Omskivar says:

    Woah, that’s really cool. Looks kind of like agate. Nice work!

  6. Karen Sauers says:

    Looks like malachite!! VERY cool!

  7. [...] 5. Wrap 2 or 3 dark-brown strips around trivet or coaster, gluing as you work. DIY Felt Rug! « nest design studio { blog } [...]

  8. I’m thinking the only way to clean it would be to shake it out/vacuum it.

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