Flatten Rug Corners for $2
BY JADE BENNETT
If I had a dollar for every time I tripped over the corner of one of my rugs, I could buy a crap ton of more beautiful rugs. It seems as if once they come up, they stay up. I have tried rug tape, painters tape and even folding the corners under to try and brake the rugs bad habit, but it never stuck! I saw this tip from a friend and I cannot believe how well it works! Here are the simple steps to make the corners of your rug lay flat.
1. Tile Squares
First, you can head to Home Depot or click this link to find these SUPER in expensive vinyl tile squares. You will be cutting them in half, so you need only two per rug. THAT IS TWO DOLLARS PEOPLE! I have never fixed any of my other annoying problems for that cheap!
2. Cut the Tile
Leaving the sticky back covered cut the tile in half with regular scissors at an angle. Making two perfect (I mean not really) triangles.
3. Remove Paper
Remove the back paper piece and be careful because the vinyl is very sticky. Hold it on the edges only.
4. Stick Tile to Corner of Rug : Flip the rug corner up and press the sticky side of the tile to the back corner of your rug. Lay the rug back flat and apply pressure to make sure you get a good stick. I jump on it and put my full body weight to good use!
*video tutorial below
YOU DID IT!!! Can you believe how unbelievably easy it is to be happy??? It is kind of like magic. Warning the vinyl can be slippery so if you would like apply some hot glue to the slick part of the vinyl and let it dry before flipping it back over on the ground to prevent sliding of the vinyl corners!
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