They say necessity is the mother of invention. In this case, thanks to my dogs, I have to agree. In my bedroom, I have a large area rug next to my bed. Because my floor is tile, it tends to slip – not because of me, but because two of my dogs, Ozzy and Bootsie, love to wrestle on it several times a day. After play barking, huffing and puffing and all that rumble and tumble, they trot away like nothing, while my rug is left a crumpled mess. Oh, life is hard!

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wrestling match. ” class=”size-full wp-image-9068 ” height=”450″ width=”615″ /> Ozzy and Bootsie after they just finished a wrestling match. Usually, my rug ends up in a crumpled mess!

One of the only things that gets them to stop is when we crumple a package of food! This is that pose before they dart to the kitchen. I went to buy a rug mat, but heck, they are so expensive. Being ultra crafty, I knew I had a lot of Puffy Paint on hand. I figured if you can use it to make sock grippers, it should work on a rug.

Use Puffy Paint to create grippers for your rug to prevent it from sliding.

Use Puffy Paint to create grippers for your rug to prevent it from sliding.

 

Here are the tips I learned. If you have a heavy rug, like me, simple stripes won’t work. You can see here that I tried that first, but the nozzle on the paint is thin. You’ll need to create large blocks or circles throughout the rug backing. If you have alighter weight rug or a painted canvas rug, the thinner lines should work fine. You can also add a thick line along the edges.

Apply Puffy Paint in concentrated areas on the back of your rug so it won't slip!

Apply Puffy Paint in concentrated areas on the back of your rug so it won’t slip!

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Now the rug stays in place, Bianca  uses it as a backscratcher!

 

Love & light,

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