Rag rugs always make me think of my grandmother, and for good reason. The country-home style and the refusal to let anything go to waste are qualities that these simple decorative rugs and so many people of her generation share, and they’re ones I want to nurture within myself.

What better way to start, then, than by trying to make one of these rugs for my very own— or even to give as a gift?! It’s easier than I thought, thanks to this tutorial from Style Novice, who tells us that the only things we need to make it are “scrap fabric, grippy mat and TIME!”

This is such a quick, easy project for anyone to pull off! You don’t need any specialized craft skills or more than a rainy Saturday afternoon to make this DIY rug.

Then all that’s left to do is put it out to display! Or wrap it up to give away as a thoughtful, handmade gift.

Another great thing about this project is how personalized you can make it. You can use any color or texture that you want for your fabric scraps. It can be a color combo you love, a festive color for a holiday, or your friend’s favorite type of fabric! Take full advantage of the versatility of this DIY and really make it your own.

Watch how Style Novice creates this chic recycled rug in the video below, then visit her site for the written step-by-step guide.