DIY Slip-Proof Rug

September 2, 2012

Sometime last week Jeremy decided he wanted to update our rug situation. We never have had the prettiest rugs on earth, but then again I don't want to spend a ton of money on things when this isn't our permanent home. 

The rug living at the backdoor has consistently proven to slip and slide everywhere as dogs and even maintenance men come in and out of the back door. I admit it was a pain in the butt, but I am A) too cheap, and B) not that worried about it. I am personally more concerned with our dish towel situation. 

So we bought a new rug for the backdoor...and it nearly took a pardon from the governor to save my poor slip-in-slide rug. But I managed to save it...but under the promise that I made it slip proof. 

Because let's face it, too many a dog and toddler have face planted running across this rug. 
The solution was simple and cheap. Hot glue. 

You heard me glue. It reminds me of those slip proof mats so I figured it would work if I applied it to the underside of my rug in a criss-cross pattern. And it worked.

What you need:
-hot glue gun
-hot glue sticks (about 5 depending on rug size)

How to: 
1. Heat up glue gun (with a stick already in). 
2. Make lines and swirls across your rug, overlapping even, until you feel like you have enough of a rubbery feeling to your rug.

3. Test it out.
4. Stand on your rug without slipping...unless you need more, then repeat step 2. 

That's it! Easy right? And it saved my pretty blue stripped rug. 

Total cost was hardly anything considering I already had all the materials. 

What home item have you had to save from a spouse or roommate?