I stumbled upon this little rug from Anthropologie, and I wanted it to be mine so desperately. Considering I'm in no place to drop some big bucks on a little rug, plus the fact that it's currently out of stock, making a D.I.Y. seemed like the perfect solution.
Supplies: plain rug, yarn, needle, & chalk.
Pantry Supplies: scissors
Begin by placing your rug face down. With chalk, sketch out a stitching pattern. To make sure the design is perfectly symmetrical, try cutting out a stencil in card stock first. Then, flip it over and using the pattern underneath, begin stitching on the design. Continue giving your design more details. On the longer stitches, make smaller stitches on top of them to secure them in place. You can see where I did this on the far right orange stitch with small yellow stitches.
I chose to make my stitches larger than the one at Anthro, giving it more of a simple look, but the ultimate design is all up to you. Enjoy your new rug!