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December 12, 2017 00:16

How to make a bath mat with your hands

Bath mat is a fairly visible and functional design element. Having set a goal, to place in the bathroom an exclusive and convenient object, it is necessary to take into account some features of the rugs for the bathroom.


Remember that in this part of the apartment is always high humidity. Ie, all things "living" here, should resist the effects of excessive moisture. In addition, in the ba

throom, often slippery from spilled water, so the bath mat should be on a rubber base or, at worst, on the suckers, to avoid injury.

Classification of bath mats, offered to the attention of the buyer in shopping centers

Of natural materials

These mats look, often very impressive, but the cost is quite high.

  • Textile
  • Cork
  • Of bamboo
  • Of vine
  • Of palm fibers

Of synthetics

Such mini mats for the bathroom are mostly of the same type, the samples of which differ essentially in color and shape. Of the advantages - cheap, of the minuses - artificiality.

  • Silicone
  • Rubber
  • Plastic

Everything, as always: you want environmentally friendly and pleasant material - pay more. You want to pay less - settle for synthetics. Although, there is a way out of this situation: make a bath mat for yourself with the hands of what is in the house.

What kind of bathroom mats can you make with your own hands from the available materials?

  1. Rugs from old knitted garments( terry mat, mat from fabric bags, braided mat).
  2. Carpet of sea stones.
  3. Cork mat.
  4. Plastic cover mat.
  5. Felt mat.

We make a rug in the bathroom from the old knitted clothes

In the course go t-shirts, knitted shorts, turtlenecks, pajamas and much more. The downside of this rug is that it gets wet. There is only one way out - to make several such copies. While one of the rugs will be dried, another will replace it.


Terry pad

What is needed for the manufacture?

  • Thick fabric base.
  • Old clothes.
  • Sewing machine.
  • Scissors.
  • Threads.

Procedure flow

  1. Use scissors to prepare strips of old things 2-3 cm wide and 10-12 cm long. F5TYTI7G68GY44O.LARGE
  2. Take the strip for both edges and stretch, having received thus original tubule.
  3. From the base fabric, cut out a rectangle of the right size. Take into account the need for allowances on all sides of 1.5-2 cm.
  4. On one side of the rug lay a series of strips of tubes and straight lines along their middle. 80997311_4
  5. Lay out a new strip from the rows of tubes, moving away from the previous strip.
  6. Stitch again, like last time.
  7. Fill in the same procedure with the whole base.
  8. Fold the edges of the backing fabric inward and stitch along the perimeter of the mat.

If you make mats in a bathroom for children, it is appropriate to use bright things of different colors, alternating with their strips. This "rainbow" will not leave indifferent any baby.

Rug from fabric pouches

What is needed for fabrication?

  • Rubber mat for the base.
  • Base fabric( any strong fabric, burlap fit).
  • Old things of different colors( choose bright fabrics).
  • Scissors.
  • Threads.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Adhesive, resistant to moisture, for rubber.


Sequence of actions

  1. From a solid piece of old things, cut, using scissors, squares of different sizes.
  2. Use trimmings as a filler. To do this, cut the remainders into small strips.
  3. Take one of the squares, put a filler on its middle and connect all the free edges.
  4. Use a thread to secure the edge of the received bag as you tie, usually, a balloon.
  5. Repeat this with each square, making a lot of bags.
  6. Cut a rectangle from the base fabric with the dimensions of the rubber mat + 1.5-2cm on the allowances.
  7. Sew, in turn, all bags to the fabric base, alternating in different colors. Fill the whole surface.
  8. Wrap the edges-allowances and stitch.
  9. Spread the rubber mat with a glue.
  10. Glue the fabric backing to it.

Making an original wicker mat for the bathroom

What is needed for making?

  • Old things of different colors.
  • Ribbons, fringe and other decor elements.
  • Scissors.
  • Threads.
  • Sewing needle.


Sequence of actions

  1. From old things, cut many strips of different colors.
  2. Weave braids from them or twist loose flakes.
  3. Sweep them along with a needle and thread.
  4. Fold each pigtail and harness in a spiral, forming many round blanks.
  5. Fix them together with threads, decorating with ribbons, fringe, etc.

Making massage mat from sea stones

Simulating the sea shore with pebbles in your own bathroom is a great idea in the world of everyday fuss and unrest. The pebbles brought from the summer travel will each time evoke pleasant memories.


What is needed for the manufacture?

  • Rubber base mat.
  • Adhesive, such as "liquid nails".
  • Degreasing fluid.
  • Sea stones.

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Sequence of actions

  1. Degrease the surface of the substrate, as well as stones washed and dried previously( alcohol, gasoline, acetone, etc.).
  2. Apply a little glue on a small part of the substrate.
  3. Spread the first pebble with glue.
  4. Wait half a minute and press the stone against the surface.
  5. Do the same with the other pebbles, laying them close to each other.
  6. From different in color and shape of stones lay a pattern.
  7. Allow the glue to dry completely.

We make a bath mat from cork from wine bottles

These are the stoppers of wine bottles that remain after family celebrations and various parties. By connecting to the process of collecting traffic jams of friends and relatives, very soon you will receive the necessary amount of such environmentally friendly, and, most importantly, free material.


What is needed for the manufacture?

  • Wine stoppers( the same size).
  • Knife and board.
  • Rubber base mat.
  • Silicone adhesive.
  • Degreasing fluid.

Sequence of actions

  1. On the board, using a knife, cut all the corks along.
  2. Degrease all surfaces.
  3. Spread part of the rubber pad with the adhesive. 286326--40256255-m750x740-ub0af3
  4. Apply glue a slice of one half of the cork and glue it to the base. You can glue them horizontally, or vertically, or diagonally, or chess. It is important that the halves of the plugs fit snugly together.
  5. Repeat until the whole base is sealed with a stopper.

We make massage bath mat from plastic lids

Very economical, but pretty option with a massage effect. But, such a rug, of course, "to the lover."


What is needed for the manufacture?

  • Covers from plastic bottles of different colors.
  • Silicone adhesive and degreasing fluid.
  • Rubber base mat.


  1. Degrease the rubber surface and top of the caps.
  2. Treat the substrate surface with glue.
  3. Glue the caps with bottoms down to the rubber mat, laying out multicolored patterns.

We make a bath mat made of felt

Felt is an excellent material that gives a feeling of coziness and warmth. In addition, when working with felt nothing will stop the flight of your imagination. A fashionable, bright solution in the form of an applique will give your bathroom a twist.


What is needed for the manufacture?

  • Felt fabric of different colors, the brighter, the better.
  • Scissors.
  • Threads.
  • Pins.


  1. From a single color fabric, cut the base of the rug.
  2. Hand the edge of the base manually.
  3. Cut out objects from other felt shades for future applications.
  4. Place the figures on the base and attach them with pins.
  5. Sew the applique to the base with coarse stitches.

Well, we hope that our ideas for creating a bath mat will be enough, and you will find among them something that is acceptable to you.