I needed a rug for the front porch but with a budget of $10, I was pretty limited. I actually ended up spending $12 with buying 4 rugs and turning them into one. I purchased 2 green and 2 blue rugs at Ross.

I started by laying them back side up in the driveway. As you can see, they aren’t all exactly the same size. The bottom green one is a little larger than the rest.

I needed them all the same size so I just overlapped the 2 on the bottom. You can tell on the back side but you won’t be able to tell from the front.

Then I used my handy dandy duct tape to hold the rugs together. I used transparent tape but you can use whatever you have since it won’t be showing anyway.

This is what the back looks like when it’s all finished.

And this is the finished rug. Not bad for $12 and about 20 minutes.¬†There’s one more thing I’d like to do to the front porch. Hopefully it will get done this month. ¬†

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Amy July 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

Love it! What a great idea, and it adds so much warmth to the space. I might need to look for a rug for my front porch. Except it would get all sticky from the kid’s otter pops! :)
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michele July 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Clever use of products and saving money. It looks great.

Christy July 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Such a great idea! I’m looking to “redo” my front porch, I will have to remember this!

patti July 12, 2011 at 4:53 am

This was one of my first “college projects” I made…In the 70′s I went to a carpet store and got a bunch of old samples free and taped them together – that rug lasted for years – and it was so unique, Nice to be reminded of it!
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Jennifer Juniper July 12, 2011 at 5:53 am

Don’t you just love that tape?? This is a great way to get a large rug that is affordable!
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Suzanne @ Delightfully Organized July 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

That’s such a creative use of the parts to make something lovely.
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