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DIY Project: Make a Green Bath Mat!

Want your bathroom decor to be a little greener?

My BFF forwarded me this project to make your own bath mat! I surely need one of these for my shower:

Thanks to Curbly for sharing this idea!

The style of this mat takes inspiration from rag rugs but, with the use of towels, is better suited for the bathroom.  I mean, what could be more absorbant than a billowing pile of towels beneath your feet?  Nothing.

This project is easy and only requires 2 materials:

  • Old Towels
  • Gridded Matting (sometimes called anti-slip matting)

Cut the matting to whatever size rug you desire.  Next, cut your towels into 3/4″ wide strips of 5-6 inches each.  Working across the grid, knot each piece facing the same direction.  For a thicker rug, knot along every line – or – knot along every other line for a thinner mat.  Once you’ve knotted the whole thing you’re done.  Voila!  You have a “new” eco-friendly bath mat and spent less than $5 in the process (the gridded matting is quite cheap).

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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