Any shape, you say? Yep, don't be scared... make your own rug in any shape! To be fair, it's an altered rug, not a homemade rug, and this is less a DIY tutorial and more just an added oomph to give it a try. ;) The awesome thing about this project is that you can use nearly any rug with a solid backing: an old piece of carpet or remnant, a bath mat (that's what we used, actually!) or any 'ole cheap rug you find. All you need to complete this project is a rug, a pair of scissors or X-Acto knife and 30 minutes! Ready? Here's what we did:Step 1: Turn your rug over and trace your shape on to the rug with a marker. We chose a dachshund for obvious reasons! Choose your favorite animal or imagery to create your own special custom mat. Just keep the shape as simple as you can.Step 2: Use scissors to cut along your line until your shape is completely cut out. Bath mats are pretty great because they are easy enough to cut with scissors. For a carpet remnant you'll need an X-Acto or box cutting knife and some cardboard to shield the surface beneath your mat as you cut.Step 3: Trim any stray pieces and enjoy!!!