Life Love Larson: DIY Faux Fur Runner


Thursday, July 9, 2015

DIY Faux Fur Runner

Hello! Welcome to the post on the simplest DIY project ever! I needed a runner for our office space and I wanted something with texture and something soft underfoot. I came across this image on Apartment Therapy and after a quick run to Walmart for some thread, and 10 minutes of my time, I had a 6.5 foot runner for $20! I already had two of these faux fur rugs from Ikea laying around, which made this very easy to accomplish.

All you need are two rugs (mine were $10 each from Ikea), some thread, and a needle. 

I purchased a spool of thread from Walmart for a couple bucks. I choose heavy duty thread suitable for canvas.

I hand stitched the two flat ends together with a needle and thread. I am no seamstress and I don't sew, but I can thread a needle (and mend) and was able to connect the two rugs in about 10 minutes time. The best part is that your sew job doesn't need to be perfect because it will never be seen. The seam is covered by all the crazy's very forgiving! ;)

That's it! A custom, 6.5 foot runner for $20! I love how it pops off our new hardwood floors and is soft to walk on. 

Here are some sneak peaks of our office space and new hardwoods. Almost everything in this space is from Ikea, so it seems fitting the rug is too.

Now, I just need to get my act together and finish styling this room so I can show you the rest of it!! 


  1. This looks great and your toes look very happy too! Brilliant idea!

    1. Thanks Mary! I don't think Inexpensive DIY's make me and my toes very happy!

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    1. I love when you find an idea and it actually works out! Not always the case - ha! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

    1. You are always so incredibly sweet! Thank you, thank you!