I am a huge fan of weekend projects, and I especially love projects that allow me to use old items I have around the house, or inexpensive things I can pick up at my local thrift store or craft store. I find the creative process of the project to be a rewarding and productive moment of solace from the everyday stresses that surround me.
While I wasn’t prepared to work on any projects as Hurricane Irene passed over this weekend, I did discover two great ones from Danny Seo’s new book Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have.
The projects: Two great floor mats that are easy and cost-effective to build, and have great style (see below). Had I had all the supplies necessary, I would have had quite a crafty hurricane experience. Instead, I have added the ideas onto my list of fun, future projects.
Leather Belt Rug
- A dozen old leather belts
- A hole cutter
- Hemp twine
- A needle
Cork Bath Mat
- A white shadowbox
- About 500 wine corks
- No glue or adhesives necessary
Images & Ideas courtesy of www.dailydanny.com
5 thoughts on “Homemade Floor Mats with Style”
These are BOTH wonderful ideas! Thanks! (Creativity is soothing to the soul!)
Anytime! Glad you enjoyed them!
The Leather Belt Rug is pure genius! Very cool and creative. Thanks for sharing.
I love the last one – are those corks?! Very nice!
Yes, they are corks! Danny has a lot of really great ideas in his book. I recommend checking it out – Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have
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