She Cuts A Heart Out Of This Non-slip Mat And Then Makes Something Adorable!!

Every time I make dinner and try to eat on the countertop my dishes slide around, so I needed to fix that situation 

with a little home decor diy. I planned on making a small heart-shaped shag rug (smart home ideas) for myself since to buy one would cost me about fifteen to twenty-five dollars easily. So cheap diy home decor was going to be the order of the day, and I was ready to get it done. I got my home decor inspiration from a blog (pinterest diy home decor) that I visited earlier on in the week. Great home decor ideas on a budget and where to get the best supplies were for the crafts that they advertised. Making a quick run to the dollar tree home decor store, I was able to get three different types of material needed for the craft. Two plain fabrics and one printed, a roll of grip mat material, a pair of sharp scissors, metallic colored sharpie and some kebab sticks.

The first thing I did was roll out the grip mat material and cut a measured portion out that would work as the shag rug base. Next, I folded the mat and drew half of a heart with the sharpie before I started cutting along the line that would ultimately give me the cute heart shape that I was going for (creative home designs). After that was done, I took out the fabric and ironed out the strips and then cut along the lines so my strips would all be even and the shag rug would look like it was made by a professional you know what I mean? Then, using the kebab sticks, I pushed alternating strips through the holes in the grip mat and pulled it through the other side with my fingers. If you are doing a craft similar to this, it is easier to start the process in the middle and work outwards. I kept checking the flip side to make sure that my work was looking neat on the other side (spanish style home decor). I will admit I took some breaks because as simple as this is, it can become so tedious. What see in the photo is my finished counter shag rug and I think it looks pretty amazing for my first try. 

cheap rustic home decor. | I got my grip mat fabric ready for use!

cheap rustic home decor. | I got my grip mat fabric ready for use!
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You can buy materials for your cheap rustic home decor at almost any dollar tree diy store or you can use materials that you already have laying around the house.

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turqoise home decor. | I bought my fabrics at a local cloth store.

turqoise home decor. | I bought my fabrics at a local cloth store.

For my turqoise home decor, I wanted to choose fabrics that didn’t clash too bad and wasn’t too matchy-matchy!

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small home decorating ideas. | All of my supplies have been put out and we are ready!

small home decorating ideas. | All of my supplies have been put out and we are ready!

Most small home decorating ideas can be pulled off by just one person since the area that will be smaller and easily manageable. Good stuff!

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home decor target. | Grip mat unrolled and put on a flat surface.

home decor target. | Grip mat unrolled and put on a flat surface.

Trying to find (home decor target) the grip mat material at first was hard since the store was all out. I ended up scoring my supplies at a dollar tree store for pennies.

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art for home decor. | Sharp scissors make it easy to cut through the material.

art for home decor. | Sharp scissors make it easy to cut through the material.

If you like pretty home accessories (art for home decor) like me then you should be approaching this project with much gusto! Use those sharp scissors to cut the size of the shag rug you want.

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home decoration tips. | I am using a metallic color sharpie to draw my shape.

home decoration tips. | I am using a metallic color sharpie to draw my shape.

I like the metallic sharpie pen (home decoration tips) because I almost never go off of the pattern and it’s always easily visible. That’s a big plus to keeping your shapes on point.

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creative home decor. | You should have a heart shaped grip mat like this.

creative home decor. | You should have a heart shaped grip mat like this.

Look at the beginning of our creative home decor project! After I drew the pattern and cut said pattern out. When unfolded it gave me this beautiful heart-shaped grip mat.

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designer fabrics for home decor. | Ironing some creases into one of my fabrics.

designer fabrics for home decor. | Ironing some creases into one of my fabrics.

I made sure to buy cotton fabrics (designer fabrics for home decor) for the strips because I needed something that would be easy to clean and hard to look dirty. Start ironing the creases since this will make for easy cutting of the strips.

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gifts for home decor. | Now I need some strips from the printed fabric.

gifts for home decor. | Now I need some strips from the printed fabric.

These make great gifts for home decor enthusiasts by the way. Anyway, I am now cutting up the printed material into the same length I cut the sold colored fabrics that we ironed earlier.

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Using a thin stick to punch the material through the tiny holes in the grip mat.

Using a thin stick to punch the material through the tiny holes in the grip mat.

What do you think about my repurposing of the kebab sticks? It was perfect for getting the strips into the grip mat holes. Without it, this project would be infinitely long and tiresome.

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Carefully pull the other side through with your fingers.

Carefully pull the other side through with your fingers.

Take your time and pull the material through to the other side with your fingers. Then pull the strips so that they are all even and lined up.

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Your shag rug should look like this picture here.

Your shag rug should look like this picture here.

If you look at the pattern that I did you will see that I went white, blue, print, blue and white. That’s the color pattern I chose. Show me pictures of what you guys did!

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It takes patience to get this done right.

It takes patience to get this done right.

Look at my little heart-shaped shag rug, it looks a little weird right now but give me some time to fill everything out with the material.

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Behind the shag rug is also a work of art!

Behind the shag rug is also a work of art!

If your artwork looks good from the front it should look good from the back! This is how you keep track of your pattern and correct any mistakes before it’s too late.

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Hang in there we are almost done with the shag rug!

Hang in there we are almost done with the shag rug!

I don’t know about you ladies but I took a break! My fingers started to lose feeling and I started making errors so I went and did some laundry and cooked dinner before I resumed.

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