Redoing Coco’s room has been so. much. fun. This is the first time in years that she has had her own room and I’m trying to fill it with things to make her feel all warm and cuddly. It’s been tricky trying to find the right combination of elements to meet our small (almost non-existent) budget while entertaining my need for minimalism.
We came up with this DIY and it was just as easy and adorable as I had hoped it would be, I couldn’t be happier with the results! What do you think?!
It only took a few items, a very short amount of time, and it cost less than $40– compare that to the hundreds that you’d spend on a real fur rug.
I think you can swing it for even less if you’re savvy with fabric coupons. I ordered mine from Amazon and was willing to pay a bit more for the convenience of not having to drive 45 minutes to the nearest fabric store.
You will need:
- Non-Slip Indoor Rug Pad. I ordered this one from Amazon: Ultra Stop Non-Slip Indoor Rug Pad, Size: 4′ x 6′
- Faux fur fabric. I ordered 1 yard of this from Amazon: Faux Fur Long Pile ULTRA MONGOLIAN 2 TONE PINK
- Hot glue
I wasn’t going for realism and I love love love the unique look of the two tone fabric. I chose a 3 inch pile length because I wanted the fur to be long and shaggy, so if you’re choosing a different fabric make sure you pay attention to that number. Got it?
I just kind of winged the shape, doing a google search for “bearskin rug images” as a guideline. They’re pretty blobby so don’t over think this!
Fold your fabric in half and draw some squiggles: You’ll have a round little head section, a bump for the arms, bump for the legs and a little tail. The long fur will cover up any imperfections. Cut both pieces at once.
Cutting this is going to make a huge mess. You’ll have faux fur all over the place! But I promise it will not continue to shed after you’ve finished. I read online that after cutting you can throw it in the dryer on low heat for about 10 minutes. I was really hesitant to try it but it worked like a charm and I did not have any issues with seams of fraying either!
Unfold and line up your rug pad. Cut it in the same shape and use strong glue, I used a thin line of hot glue around the perimeter.
That’s it! I trust the kids to play on it without slipping and falling, the rug pad really holds it well and keeps it safe. And now the kids have an adorable little spot to play on and stay warm and cuddly.