DIY Gym Mat

    Place the two beach towels together corner to corner. Trim off excess toweling if one towel is larger than the other.

    Sew the outside edges together with the sewing machine.

    Line up and measure out the shelf liners so that they fit the entire length of the towels. Cut enough to cover both sides of the towel.

    Use the hot glue gun to glue the shelf liners to the towels.

    Allow 10 minutes to dry and set.

    Roll up the new gym mat and place a large rubber band around it to keep it together.


  • Cleaning and care is simple for this type of mat. Wash on gentle cycle and air dry. Be careful when wearing shoes on this mat because you do not want to rip the shelf liners out of place.

Things Needed

  • Two large, old beach towels
  • Sewing machine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Shelf liners
  • Scissors
  • Large rubber band

About the Author

This article was written by the SportsRec team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about SportsRec, contact us here.