Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recycle Your Yoga Mat-Make a Rug!

I used to make fun of my mom for reusing aluminum foil and washing out bread bags to use as plastic wrap.
Mom, it is your turn to make fun of ME!



I used my old yoga mat to back the new rug I made!

I did it the same way I showed on this post.


 Check it out if you need specifics.
 The really cool thing what I discovered about the new rug when it was finished and in place!






Have you seen those fancy anti-fatigue rugs?
I linked this one from Amazon....







Well, the yoga mat rug seems to have the same feel.  What a happy accident!
I am hoping it has the same effect for really really cheap.
Obviously the yoga mat is not made from "space age gel material" but it is resilient and non-slip.

The $60 rug is 3/4 inch think
The yoga mat version is about half that....but with the fabric on top it is really soft!

I love the way it feels
I love the way it looks


Dave seems to agree!

Have a great day!.....

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8 comments:

Kim said...

Do you suppose this might be the solution to the anti-rug policy at school? Maybe I could make a few of these; they'd be easy to store, and I could wash the fabric as needed. hmm....

Maggie said...

I need a better tug for my kitchen when i'm cooking this is thick enough and will work great.
I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/11-million-visitors-with-new-london-eye.html
Thank you,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Jenny said...

Very cool!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Well that is a really neat idea. How's it holding up so far? And I'm so excited you came by... and of course I will follow... 3 posts from you and I have 3 inspirations. Looking forward to reading more!!

Coley said...

What a great idea! I bet it's comfty to stand on too!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

My yoga mat is looking kinda shabby- this is a great use for it- considering my son keeps slipping on the rug in front of the sink- I think it is time for a new yoga mat!

FabricFascination said...

Your rug looks great! Thanks for linking it to the 52 week challenge.

Sandy said...

My yoga mat is in the trunk of my car just waiting for me to do something with it.. love it!!
Thank you for the great info!
Sandy