Make Eco-Friendly Towel Bath Rugs: these are special DIY!


Be Creative, Recycle and Make a Beautiful Mat! Or, make that plural,as these are fabulous towel bath rugs DIY projects! What is particularly neat, is that you are actually doing something back for Mother Earth with this eco-friendly home-decorating craft. And you’ll end up with a luxurious rug to adorn your bathroom. Such a win/win project.

Towel Bath Rugs DIY

Towel Bath Rugs DIY
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Give old towels a second life by knotting them into super-soft, eco-chic bath rugs.

Eco-Friendly Towel Bath Rugs DIY

How-to Instructions for Handmade Towel Bath Rugs
The step-by-step tutorial:

STEP 1. First, wash and dry the towels you’ll be using for your rug.

STEP 2. Decide how big you want your bath rug or rugs to be by measuring the dimensions on the floor, e.g.. in from of your shower recess, as shown here.

STEP 3. Purchase gridded matting — also called ‘Latch rug canvas‘ (#ad), and cut it to those dimensions. This usually sits under floor rugs to avoid slipping and is also called ‘rug canvas’ or ‘anti-slip mat’.

I received inquiries as to where to find a base for these rugs. Here is one solution: Blank Latch Rug Canvas With Grid. This rug canvas measures 36”x60” is only $7.50. If you prefer, here is a smaller size: 24 ”x 30 ” rug canvas (#ad). Or, just check out the first link here, which gives you a whole range of mats and rug – bases.

STEP 4. Cut the towels into strips of approx. 3/4” thick, and then cut the strips into 5-6” long pieces. If you do this, you will need 2-3 old bath towels for a rug sized 18 inches by 2 feet.

STEP 5. Knot each strip along the grid, ensuring they all face the same way.

Tip: for a thick, full mat, knot along every line. For a thinner mat, knot along every other line.

It’s an easy to do project that require little concentration. It may take you a while but it will be worth it once you’re finished with your eco-chic bathroom mat.

Budget: nil, and your old towels have a nice new use.

Video Tutorial

on How to Knot Your Own Earth Friendly Bath Rugs

Above was the written tutorial. Here’s the video demonstration on how to do it now:

Source video/image:
Her other DIY videos:
Make Your Own Eco-friendly Fire Pit +
DIY Cork Mudroom Mats

Further Rug-Making Instructions

Plus Care Tips
Still have questions about this rug???? Visit this page with further instructions to make these ** RUGS **. It answers all questions I’ve received over the years, about these recycled towel bathroom mats. You will find all answers on how to make rugs like this one featured above. Plus care tips. Please read this page with further rug making instructions, prior to contacting me with your own questions about this rug.

Other Earth-friendly Projects

This bathroom rug is just one of many recycling projects we have featured here at FineCraftGuild. If you are interested in recycling crafts, you can find more here: 50+ Recycling Crafts, Projects & Activities.


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