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