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Rugs are a great way to add color, style and comfort to our spaces, but have you ever priced them out? They can be expensive! Save your budget by giving an old rug you already have new life, or upgrading a simple one you snagged on discount with some special additions. In this tutorial, Mikyla Creates will show you how to add fringe and tassels to a rug using Aleene’s Stop Fraying Permanent Fabric Adhesive. It’s a quick and easy way to affordably update your rugs –with no sewing needed!
- Tassel trim
- Fringe trim
For this rug DIY, Mikyla decided to layer two different trims – fringe and tassel – for added interest and texture. For your rug you can do the same, or use just one kind of trim, or experiment with others!
Measure and cut the trims to fit along the sides of the rug you’ll be adding them to. (You can do all sides or just opposite sides.) Apply a small amount of Stop Fraying to each end of the cut trims to help prevent them from fraying in the future. (This could happen with any wear and tear over time when moving your rug, vacuuming or walking across it.) Let dry.
Next flip the rug over so the underside is facing up (since you’ll be gluing the trim to the underside edge). Apply a line of Stop Fraying along the edge of the rug and press the first trim in place over the glue. Repeat this for all of the sides you are applying trim to. Tip: If you are applying two trims like Mikyla, make sure the trim you want on top when the rug is right side up is the first trim you glue in place.
For your second trim (if adding), apply Stop Fraying over the top of the base edge of the first trim, or directly behind it on the rug. Press the second layer of trim in place over the glue. Let dry completely before flipping the rug back over.
Didn’t we say it would be easy to update a rug with trim? So simple, and so fabulous, right?
We’re pretty certain everyone in the family will love your new tassel rug … even your furry family members! How would you update a rug with Aleene’s? Make sure to share with us on social by tagging us @aleenesdiy!