Making a Rug From Newspaper

Is it possible to make rugs from newspapers?

JSR from Salt Lake City, UT


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September 18, 20060 found this helpful

Just out of curiosity, why would you want to? Water or any moisture would ruin them and all your hard work would be for nothing. If they weren't sealed, they'd leave black ink smudges on the floor. If they could be sealed in some way...but then they'd probably be stiff and hard.

I crochet rugs out of plastic bags--any and all kinds. They're free and last forever, and you can wash them too.

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October 28, 20060 found this helpful

You can make a woven mat for sitting on out of newspaper. It makes a good place to sit when camping. You fold the newpaper the long way into 1-2" strips then weave them together in the basket weave method. Leave enough at the ends to fold and tuck the ends under the last strip on each side.

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November 7, 20060 found this helpful

may I please see a picture of the rugs from bags. I have so many bags i save from stores.

Editor's Note: Here it is:

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf517076.tip.html

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