DIY No Slip Rug

May 8, 2013 by Liz

DIY No-Slip Rug |

“Challenge accepted.”  –How I met your mother anyone?
A couple of my favorite bloggers have been doing a seasonal “Pinterest Challenge” for the past year or so. Basically their motto is “Stop pinning and start doing!” Great plan right?

I went to Target and ran across a great rug that was marked down to $7.00. I immediately knew that 1.) I should buy it. 2.) Tanner would hate it right from the start because it was so slick.
Luckily for him I already had a plan. I remembered seeing a pin about a DIY non-slip rug. I decided to give it a try myself. The original DIY used caulk, but I gave it a try with hot glue. So far it is working great! And Tanner approves!

DIY No-Slip Rug |

What you’ll need:

  • A rug 
  • Hot glue and glue gun

What you’ll do:

  • Flip your rug over onto the back side. 
  • Make long even lines all the way down the rug until you have covered the entire rug.
  • Let the glue dry completely.
  • Flip your rug back over to the front side.
  • That’s it! No more shifty, slippery rugs.

So simple right? Your dog could do it.

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My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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12 thoughts on “DIY No Slip Rug

  1. I wonder if puff fabric paint would work? When my daughter was an infant I made her nonskid socks.

    - Saundra

  2. This is a great idea, and thats a cute rug! Thanks for sharing!

    - Jess A.

  3. I’ve heard caulking removes the finish on your floors, but i doubt dried hot glue would. I’ll have to try this!


    - justynn [creative life antics]

  4. Liz;
    What about laundering/cleaning? With the glue on the back will you machine wash it or?

    - Judi

    • Judi,
      Great question… I am most likely going to hand wash and dry it just to make sure the glue stays intact. I don’t think the glue would hold up well in the wash!

      - liz

  5. Cute rug! I’m going to have to add something to my kitchen rug to keep it from sliding around. Glad to read it’s so easy!

    ~em @ small girl, big world

    - Emily

  6. Brilliant! We had this rug and every member of my family almost took a fall because of it. Sadly, I washed the rug (per the instructions) and it completely faded. I may just have to go pick up another one after seeing this, though :)

    - Kimberly @ Turning It Home

    • I feel you! Our last rug didn’t go so well either and we ended up giving it away. The hot glue seems to be working though on this one! :)

      - liz

  7. you can also use silicone calking!

    - Becky Harms

  8. Sweet! Love the rug, and that sweet framed mirror — and you guys have a Rhodes??

    - bet

    • We just got it! Tanner got a great deal on it and is going to fix it up a bit. Needs a little TLC! You are welcome to play on it anytime you would like! ;)

      - liz