Transform an old towel into a cozy bath rug

Feet starting to feel a bit chilly as you stagger out for your morning shower? A fluffy bathmat makes the whole experience a whole lot more bearable, but in my experience it’s hard to find one that isn’t made of scary synthetic fluff (or horribly expensive). No prizes for guessing what I’m about to suggest as a solution then! But did you know you can make a great bath mat out of an old towel? The absorbant fabric is already designed for the job, so a towel you can’t use anymore is an ideal starting point.

Follow the jump to find out how

All you need besides the towels (old t-shirts will also work but with less luxurious results) is a gridded matting that you can find at any craft store.

To make your own:

1. First, make sure your towel or towels are all well washed.

2. Decide how big you want your bath rug to be and then cut your gridded matting to those dimensions.

3. Turn your scissors on your towels and begin cutting them into 5 or 6 inch long pieces about 3/4 of an inch thick.

4. Now it’s just a matter of knotting each strip along the grid, making sure they all face the same way. For the best results we recommend knotting along every line, but if you don’t mind a thinner mat – or just don’t have the patience – then every other line is fine, too.


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