Admit it, you like animal prints. I think everyone secretly does. Even though it goes in and out of style every few years, it’s always fun to have a little in your home. So go ahead and release your inner animal.
I of course love animal print rugs but don’t like the high prices nor the fact that they come from animals.
They can get pretty expensive if you buy the real thing. Here are some fab tutorials for DIY animal print rugs so you can get the expensive designer look in your home for much less and without any furry friends having to give up their lives.
DIY animal print rugs – Cowhide
The more expensive designer version comes from the design portfolio of Emily Henderson on HGTV.
The DIY hide rug was made by Kate from Make More. She wanted her very own cow hide rug but didn’t want to pay the big bucks, so she made one herself. I think it looks amazing, I can barely tell the difference.
If you like the look of zebra hides then check out this great video from Gorgeous Shiny Things. Even though it was a bit labor intensive, she managed to make this for just under $10.
DIY animal print rugs – Zebra
Some people aren’t in love with the hide shaped rugs, here are some for you. You can still get a similar but more geometric look for less. You can get this pretty little number at walmart, it’s reasonably priced. But…
If you want to make your own, here’s a great tutorial by J and J Home. The cost came out to around $20, not too shabby if you ask me.
Nope this one’s not a designer version it’s actually DIY. Made by Mandi at Vintage Revivals this Freaktasticly Awesome Rug cost just shy of $100. But it’s pretty big and totally unique.
I thought I’d throw this colorful abstract version in just for fun. It’s a DIY project on the Flor website and you make it with their product, of course . I think it’s pretty cute and funky. (It looks more like a butterfly to me, but maybe that’s just the way it’s oriented).