My entry is a small square of a space. I've needed a door mat forever - okay for a year, but still. It's a little funny when people come in and clearly want to wipe their feet, but aren't sure what to do since I had nothing.
A square space called for a square mat. So I bought four bamboo placemats.
I laid them out in a square like so, (good side down):
And used duct tape to attach them.
Then I had to address the hole in the center. I took a scrap of fabric leftover from a pillow and duct taped it in the center.
It looked fine as it was.
But I decided I wanted to have a little more of the green color and so I took more scraps and cut them into thin strips. I folded them in half and taped them around the edges.
It gives it a little something extra.
Now I should be taping or gluing on some of this:
it's rubbery drawer/shelf liner. I haven't done that yet because I can't find where I stashed it. So it's currently a slip hazard, but hey, it looks nice. :)
You may be saying, but Jen, how will this possibly hold up? Very well actually. I made one of these years ago and it lasted for three years. And it was getting a bit worn by then but, I only stopped using it when I moved into an apartment in which it was just the wrong shape and size for. And considering I only spent $6 on materials, even if i had to redo sooner than that, it is still worth it to me.
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