From rope to rug – this DIY tutorial will show you how to create a stunning outdoor accessory that rivals the look of an expensive jute rug.

So – I would like to show you how to take a boring rope, and magically turn it into the most charming rug (or floor mat) you have ever seen.

So let’s first talk about the supplies you will need and then I’ll show you step-by-step how to recreate your own rope rug with fringed edges.

– Rope – An inexpensive outdoor mat – Heavy Duty Liquid Nails (with caulk gun)


The first thing you’ll want to do is cut all your rope pieces to size. I measured them up to the length of the mat, and then added a few inches extra to each end, for the fraying effect.

Then I just began spreading glue in rows and laying my rope directly on top of the glue and pushed as closely together as possible.

After my door mat was completely covered with the rope, I took some extra rope and unwound the coils so I had some smaller threads to work with on the ends.

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