A simple round jute rug adds texture and interest that is otherwise lacking in my minimalist-leaning miniature styling. It instantly turns any scenes into bohemian modern, which I’m currently obsessed with. You can make it simple with just one large circle, or download template for the fancy version with smaller circular border. This dollhouse rug only uses only two materials (three, if you count the glue), and you can make it in any size you want!
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Materials to make Miniature Round Jute Rug
- A 6-inch circle (or any size you want, really) of cardstock or cereal box for the base. Mark the middle of the template as a guide.
- I cut my template with a Cricut Maker.
- Jute twine, about 1mm thick (thicker twine will make it faster to finish, but the rug’s thickness may intervene the furniture placement).
- Glue (I use a combination of Aleene’s and Elmer’s Craft Bond stick, but you can use either).
Templates for the Miniature Round Jute Rug
Download the PDF template for the fancy version on cardstock, print, and cut. You can enlarge or shrink your print size to get bigger or smaller than 6″.
I uploaded the SVG file of the rug template onto my resource library, if you plan to cut with Cricut (so much easier!)
All SVG Cricut files for my dollhouse miniature projects (and other printables) can be found in the resource library, and it’s a free bonus for my email subscribers! If you’re already a subscriber, you can refer to my latest email for the library password. Not a subcriber yet? You can sign up here!
1. Make a small, tight loop of the twine to begin the spiral.
2. (Note: If you are making a simple circle rug without the smaller circle border, jump to step 4) For fancy rug, do the smaller border circles first. Brush on a thin layer of glue on the middle of the circle, and place the looped twine in the middle of the first small circle.
3. Wrap the twine around the loop on the cardboard in a spiral pattern.
Add more thin layer of glue as you go along. If necessary, use a toothpick to apply glue on tight spaces.
Neaten by ending the spiral where it meets the circle next to it, so the end of the twine is not so obvious.
4. Apply a thin layer of glue at the marked center, and start spiraling the twine outward until you run out of room.
5. You may end up with exposed cardboard on one end, and no more space to spiral.
Simply cut off a length of twine long enough to cover the exposed cardboard. You might need a few lengths to completely cover the cardboard completely.
Last minute tip: Use an old electric razor/trimmer to trim off some of the frizzy fibers.