Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018. by Bridget Dennis in Area Rugs.
Recently, I wanted to add a faux fire area rug to my living space. Unfortunately, every rug that fit my budget ended up being a compromise of attributes such as size, texture style and overall functionality. Eventually, I just decided to make my own. This is the process that I used, and I hope that it will inspire you to make your own as well. These are the materials that I used and that you will need as well a faux fur throw blanket I'm using a 50 inch by 60 inch, faux fur throw blanket by targets in store brand threshold
I chose this one because I found its texture was most like that of a faux sheepskin rugs that you can find at IKEA or Pottery Barn, a mattress topper or liner, I'm using a twin sized memory, foam mattress topper by the brand room essentials. I really liked how plush this one was and thought that it would add to the overall comfort of my final product, a grip liner or other non-skid fabric. This is an 18 inch by 15 inch grip liner that I found at the dollar store I'll, be using four of these, because the texture of the liner is closer to that of silicone. I found that this was more functional than your typical non-skid fabric. A hot glue, gun and glue sticks, because I already had these from a previous project.
I didn't need to buy them several sets of magnetic snaps or other closures. I found a package of these on Amazon and it includes 10 pairs of magnetic snaps. You can use any closure you desire, but I really love these snaps for their simplistic design, in the ease of application with hot glue. Additional materials that you'll need are a ruler, tape, measure, pencil or markers and scissors now you're ready to get started. First, you want to lay the mattress, topper or liner over the throw blanket and make sure it covers the whole area that you desire, because I'm using a twin size, mattress topper, to save on costs.
One side is longer than the other to make a unified piece. I'll need to cut off the excess and reattach it to the other side. If your topper or liner already fits the area of your throw blanket, you can just skip these steps here. I measured out the excess material mark the edge and made a with the excess material. I cut smaller pieces to test whether fabric glue or hot glue would be a better adhesive.
The material of the mattress topper was actually too porous to allow for the fabric glue to stay on the surface and adhere the two pieces together. The viscous texture of the hot glue ended up being perfect for this and allow the two pieces to be affixed as one, even when I tried to pull them apart. Here I put the cut pieces in the arrangement of the final piece. I then hot glued. The mattress topper pieces to one another a mattress topper together, I made sure to trim away any misshapen or uneven edges.
The unified mattress topper should look like this now, it's time to take the grip liners and lay them across the whole area of the mattress topper to make a unified liner. I hot-glued the individual liners together in every area where there is overlap, [, Music ]. I attached the two pieces together by hot gluing, the unified liner, along the entire edge of the mattress topic, rather than trim away the excess liner. I decided I want to create a sturdier and more durable edge by affixing the excess liner to the underside of the mattress topper. To do this as accurately as possible, I trace the outline of the thorough blanket that I could see through the liner on each side of the liner.
I folded the liner along these clear lines. You'll know that you've done this correctly when the total area of the liner with the edges folded over matches, that of the throw blanket. I then hot glued the liner to the underside of the mattress topper in every area where they overlapped you'll, see here that just to be as accurate as possible. I ought lined exactly where the edges of overlap are. I found that using a generous amount of hot glue really did the trick, with keeping the liner and topper perfectly affixed to one another [ Applause ], to make a neat and clean edge, I cut off the excess liner and hot glue.
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