HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIY CUSTOM CARPET RUNNER, NOT TOOLS OR SEWING INVOLVED. YOU CAN NOW HAVE THE SIZE, COLOR, AND PATTERN THAT FITS YOUR HOME!
I get asked quite often where I find the carpet runners I use in our kitchen, the Christmas one most often. Well I have a little confession; I seldom find a runner that’s the right size or the right look I’m going for so I create my own.
Any time I stumble across a throw rug I like I pick up two or three depending on their size just for the purpose of DIY runner making. Making your own is much cheaper than buying one and when I do it myself I can take it apart and use it in other places in the cabin.
What’s the secret way I make my own you ask? Duck Tape, yep that’s right if you can’t fix it or make it with Duck Tape, a Bungee Cord, or Zip Tie this girls out. So here’s what I do: I lay end to end the amount of throw rugs needed to make the runner of my size, flip them over too the wrong side, and Duck Tape the seams together.
Easy-peasy or what? And did I mention cheap? I made the Christmas runner for $12, the black and white farmhouse runner for $20, and the green striped for $12. I’ve even thrown them in the washing machine still taped together and they hold up just fine, no need to retape.
Here’s another tip: I store all my rug runners by rolling them up like a log and tie a strand of string around the middle to hold them tight. When I’m done using one I wash it and then store it away, making for a fresh rug when I’m ready to use it again.