So, keeping with the nursery theme, here is a post about the rug I made for Baby's room. I can't say it saved me much money, and it definitely didn't save me any time, but I love the outcome and it fits in her room perfectly! I found this tutorial online and followed it pretty closely. I used the left-over fabric I had from the curtains to make this rug, but ended up needing to go get more. It took A LOT of pieces. This picture doesn't even do justice to how many were needed! I made each strip 1 inch by 5 inches. I also tore the fabric because I wanted a more "used" look to the rug. You also will need one of those no slip mat thingys - I'm pretty sure that's not the technical name ;) I got one at Target for around $5. I used a 2 foot by 3 foot one.
Then, you figure out how you want to put the pieces on. I wanted a random look, but ended up doing a pattern. It looks random in the finished product though. I looped them through skipping one in between. Here is a shot of the back in the beginning and then what it looks like on the front.
Here is a picture of what the back looks like when it was almost done to give you a better idea of the spacing. If you wanted a fuller rug, just add more pieces!
And, the finished product!
It looks great in her room, and was definitely worth the effort and time of putting it together.