Miniature Round Jute Rug (with Printable Template!)

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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!

miniature dollhouse jute rug in a living room scene

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.
  • 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).
materials for miniature jute rug

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!)

Love free stuff? The Resource Library is where I keep my digital freebies… such as SVG cut files, dollhouse printables, and other miniature templates. It’s my thank you gift to 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 for free here!


1. Make a small, tight loop of the twine to begin the spiral.

small twine loop to start dollhouse jute rug

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.

small looped twine placed on top of cardboard

3. Wrap the twine around the loop on the cardboard in a spiral pattern.

spiraling jute twine

Add more thin layer of glue as you go along. If necessary, use a toothpick to apply glue on tight spaces.

spiraling jute twine for dollhouse jute rug

Neaten by ending the spiral where it meets the circle next to it, so the end of the twine is not so obvious.

complete two circle borders of dollhouse jute rug

4. Apply a thin layer of glue at the marked center, and start spiraling the twine outward until you run out of room.

middle of dollhouse rug template is marked
spriraling jute twine to make dollhouse miniature jute rug

5. You may end up with exposed cardboard on one end, and no more space to spiral.

almost finished dollhouse jute rug
Notice excess cardboard on the top left of the main circle

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.

a length of jute twine
Patch up the exposed cardboard with lengths of twine cut to size


Last minute tip: Use an old electric razor/trimmer to trim off some of the frizzy fibers.

miniature dollhouse jute rug in a living room scene
miniature dollhouse rug in a living room scene
Simple round jute rug

Made your own? I’d love to know!

What motivates me the most is seeing you use my tutorials to make your own minis! There are many ways you can share your projects:

  • comment below to let me know (or if you have any questions about it–for the benefit of others also!)
  • link back to my site or this tutorial,
  • tag me on Facebook or Instagram,
  • share your version on my Facebook group!

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2 thoughts on “Miniature Round Jute Rug (with Printable Template!)”

  1. Great web site! Lots of helpful ideas.. Often our club works in 1 inch = 1 foot but we also do 1/2 inch is 1 foot. for smaller pieces or its sometimes known as 1:24 scale. Have you ever used that?

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