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How to make the corners of your rug lay flat for $2

If I had a dollar for every time I tripped over the corner of one of my rugs, I could buy a crap ton of more beautiful rugs!!!! It seams as if once they come up, they stay up. I have tried rug tape, painters tape and even folding the corners under to try and brake the rugs bad habit but it never stuck! I saw this tip from a friend and I can not believe how well it works!


First, you can head to Home Depot or click this link to find these SUPER in expensive vinyl tile squares. You will be cutting them in half so you need only two per rug. THAT IS TWO DOLLARS PEOPLE! I have never fixed any of my other annoying problems for that cheap! Ha

Leaving the sticky back covered cut the tile in half with regular scissors at an angle. Making two perfect (I mean not really) triangles.

Remove the back paper piece and be careful because the vinyl is very sticky. Hold it on the edges only.

Flip the rug corner up and press the sticky side of the tile to the back corner of your rug. Lay the rug back flat and apply pressure to make sure you get a good stick. I jump on it and put my full body weight to good use!

YOU DID IT!!! Can you believe how unbelievably easy it is to be happy??? It is kind of like magic. Warning the vinyl can be slippery so if you would like apply some hot glue to the slick part of the vinyl and let it dry before flipping it back over on the ground to prevent sliding of the vinyl corners!

If you are a visual learner here is a super short video showing you everything I just explained!

Video Tutorial

All of my favorite rugs linked HERE

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  • Reply Jackie

    I saw this on your insta story a whiiiile back when you got your runner I believe and it’s freaaaakin life changing!!! Lol.

    January 29, 2018 at 4:35 PM
  • Reply Katy

    Like…my mind is blown. I used to work for a home builder and we always used the super sticky tape, but it’s horrible. This is genius. Plus, my rug just started doing this. Trip to Home Depot is happening!

    January 29, 2018 at 6:25 PM
  • Reply Kayla

    Holy crap!!! How easy is that?! Headed to Home Depot tonight!

    January 30, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    February 9, 2018 at 2:31 PM
  • Reply Julie

    Happy Happy Birthday! ☀️

    February 12, 2018 at 11:21 AM
  • Reply Chelsea Stock

    I need to do this to about 5 rugs rn

    February 12, 2018 at 1:08 PM
  • Reply Linda

    Great idea… perhaps you keep them from being slippery you could glue on some of the foam type drawer liner.

    February 13, 2018 at 1:03 AM
  • Reply Sarah

    I’m going to buy some today I fix the issue with our runner…

    March 15, 2018 at 10:10 AM
  • Reply Lauren | Maison Prestige

    The simple ideas are always the best!

    June 17, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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