Introduction

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Don’t throw away those old t-shirts. Turn them into a fun knotted rug or bathmat. No sewing skills required, you just have to know how to tie a knot!

Step 1

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Cut Strips

Cut the t-shirts into long 1/2" strips.

Step 2

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Cut Strips into Shorter Pieces

Cut the strips into 5" pieces. There is no need to be specific, simply eyeball it.

Step 3

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Thread Strips into Rug Pad

Use a pointy object — like a pencil — to push one end of a strip through the holes on the bottom of the no-slip rug pad.

Step 4

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Knot Each Strip

Tie the fabric strip in a knot.

Step 5

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Fill It In

Repeat the previous steps, pushing the strips through all of the holes on the no-slip rug pad until it is completely covered. Double up on the strips for a fuller rug.

Step 6

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Looking for a Cheater Method?

Simply hot glue the strips in place directly on the top of the rug pad, bunching the strips together on top of the glue. Place a piece of cardboard under the rug because the hot glue will seep through the holes and make a mess. Once the glue dries, run your hand over the top of the rug to remove any loose pieces.

Step 7

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Soft on The Feet

Enjoy your new bathmat, knowing that you put those old ratty t-shirts to much better use.