Let’s resize a shag rug!
Gather your supplies. You’ll need a measuring tape, straight edge, razor blade, sharpie, hot glue, glue gun and carpet binding.
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Decide how much you need to cut off. Use a measuring tape and make a few dots down the length you are cutting at to show where you want to cut.
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Using your straight edge, line up the dots that you’ve marked out. Connect the dots and mark one big line. This is where you’ll be cutting.
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We are taking off 33 1/2 inches. Next, put a piece of wood inside so you have something you can cut on. Don’t cut on the rug itself or the floor.
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It’s cut! If you slowly peel up the piece you cut, you’ll minimize the shag pieces that you lose. I pulled a tad too hard in the middle.
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Here’s the binding. Pull the tape off and put it right up to the edge of the cut side of the rug and press down.
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Now, put a bead of hot glue on the binding and press the rug to it.
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Here’s the cut rug!
The easiest project. I think the shag rug was perfect for this DIY.
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