October 21, 2010

DIY Project: Carpet Coasters

Here's a fun little craft project for the next time you have FLOR samples or other carpet odds and ends lying around: make coasters! According to Whole Living:

Replacing carpet creates an enormous amount of waste — about 1.75 million tons a year in the United States. If you have to install new carpet, save leftover bits from both the old and new rugs to turn into fuzzy coasters to protect your furniture from errant drips.
These carpet coasters are incredibly simple to create and maintain. Just cut out squares to your desired size and trim any fray. If the coasters get stained, you can wash them with water and dish soap and air dry. Easy and eco-friendly!
 
Have you done anything interesting with carpet samples or leftovers?
 
Read more at Whole Living: 25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home

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One Response to “DIY Project: Carpet Coasters”

  1. Heidi Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I've got Flor samples under all my indoor plants in pots to protect the wood floor .  Works great!