Mexican rugs are versatile pieces that can be used to cover the floors or used as wall hangings to decorate your space. When hanging any rug on the wall, you need to be careful to preserve the rug and prevent runs and tears. You also want the rug to be secured against the wall without damaging the wall. Rugs are heavy and will pull nails and pins from the wall, creating holes in the drywall.
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Things you need
- Velcro strips
- Straight pins
- Wood strip
- Construction adhesive
Turn the rug over and place it flat on the floor. Roll out the Velcro strips and pin them to the top of the rug with straight pins.
Sew the Velcro to the rug in a straight line across the back. Use 2-inch Velcro to provide the most support for the rug’s weight. Choose a thread that closely matches the colour of the rug. Stitch the Velcro to the back of the rug. Do not go all the way through the rug. Going only halfway through will prevent the stitch from being seen from the front.
Trim a piece of wood to the same size as the Velcro. Trim the wood with a hand saw.
Attach the Velcro to the piece of wood with construction adhesive. Allow the glue to dry.
Find the studs in the wall where you will be hanging the rug. Tap lightly on the wall. An area with a stud will sound solid. Areas with no stud will sound hollow. Nail the wood strip to the wall where you find a stud.
Hang the rug on the wall by connecting the Velcro pieces.
Tips and warnings
- Lighter rugs do not need 2-inch Velcro. If you can’t find 2-inch Velcro, you can double up with two strips of 1-inch Velcro.
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