Monday, September 21, 2009

Carpet AltUse - Shoe Keeper

Transform Carpet Scraps Into Designer Shoe Keeper

Tricycle, Inc.'s "Ample Sample" competition gives designers another chance to transform carpet samples into something useful, beautiful, or just downright cool. The 2009 Ample Sample Winner is Wuthichai Leelavoravong's "Shoe Keeper."


1) Measure on the back side and cut the carpet tile in half with a knife;

2) Measure and cut the carpet tile as shown in the picture (see instructions link with graphics). Then fold the carpet tile at the red line;

3) Clip the folder carpet tile with a binder clip on each side. Then, use two small nails to hang the finished piece on the wall;

Note: It is possible to create multiple pieces and group them in many different ways.

4) Pull the strip that is already cut out and insert a pair of shoe inside.


To learn more about this contest and Tricyle, Inc, visit

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