Before discovering this DIY, I honestly cannot count the number of times we changed our footmat while growing up. And thanks to dad being a lover of new brands and innovation, we stayed on track with every new release.
With every long-term holiday, there was always a new footmat to welcome me back home… lets say biannually (lol)
Hilarious right? But that was my reality. I probably was too naive and scared to tamper with my old clothing’s or anything at all, because African parents as we all know are really good disciplinarians.
Today I would be be giving you a few tips to recycling your old shirts/clothes into fancy footmats.
Things You Need;
Old Clothes (of course)
Hot glue gun/thread and needle
- Measure with your ruler the desired size to cut out of the old shirt, and mark out carefully with your marker
- Lay it diagonally and roll into a pencil-like stick, then roll it spirally into in a circular direction
- Before the final roll, apply your glue at the tip and press firmly together
- For the base of the footmat; spread out the other portion of the shirt, measure the edges with a ruler and apply glue at the edges to hem it (P.S. you can also sew in place of the glue)
- You have your base, apply the gum in sequence and and style the rolled up pieces in whatever pattern you like
It’s that easy to make a footmat!
When next you want to burn or trash those old clothes, remember that you can always recycle.
Feel free to watch the video below for practical steps