How To Make Seagrass Rugs
Seagrass rugs are a renewable resource that is both durable and flexible. In its natural environment, seaweeds grow in meadows immersed in clear shallow waters. Fiber artists weave seaweed rags to create baskets, furniture, rugs and other home decor accessories. Some boat stores sell the bundle of dried seaweeds that you can use to weave in a variety of projects. To make a seaweed bedside, take advantage of another craftsman weaving skills using an easily accessible seaweed mat to create your design.
Look up and buy a seagrass rugs that are slightly larger than the desired size on your bedside. Seaweed rugs are available at a wide range of retailers, from low cost home stores to exclusive designer stores. Measure and cut a half inch thick plywood panel that is 3 inches smaller in both width and length than seaweed area mat. A 5-foot-of-7-foot mat makes a bed sheet suitable for a king-size bed. Lightweight sand both sides of the plywood panel. Wipe both sides of the panel with a damp cloth to remove any residue.
Stain or prime and paint a side of the plywood panel to coordinate with the colors of the seagrass rugs. You can skip this step if your seaweed mat is tightly woven without any separations between the strips. Coat both sides of plywood with a polyurethane coating one at a time. Allow polyurethane to wipe completely on one side of the panel before turning it over to cover the opposite side. Allow the polyurethane to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.