I’m such a geek with that title…
Rugs are so expensive. Especially outdoor rugs. They make such a big difference in a space, but still, spending over $150 on one that is going to get worn and faded in no time (personal experience!) is not something we want to do right now.
I’d heard about people making curtains from drop cloths, so I used one to make a rug for our front porch. It was a really easy project; here’s how I did it:
First, lay it on the floor to iron the folds out. By the time you get back with the iron, you will also know whether or not the dog approves of the future rug. This is very important.
I followed up with a top stitch so the rug wouldn’t twist and bunch.
Aren’t drop cloths wonderful? The price is perfect and the canvas is so sturdy.