What is a room without proper lighting or a nice, soft rug to add some color and personality to it? The best thing about this project is that it combines both features in one, making for one of the most unique decorative pieces we’ve ever seen. 

For this project, you’ll need a strand of LED lights. It’s important to make sure that they’re LED lights, since they don’t heat up as much as regular lights and don’t create a fire hazard. They’re also much more efficient when it comes to saving energy! The length of the light strand will determine the size of your rug, so you should have that in mind when picking the strand. All the projects you’ll see below used a 20-foot-long strand. 
You’ll also need big plastic crochet hooks and textile yarn. Another possibility would be making your own yarn out of old T-shirts, as UpcycledStuff demonstrates on this video, or you could also use some flexible rope.