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The most amazing Kmart hack yet? Mum turns RUG into coat!

Shaniah couldn’t justify spending $100…. So she got crafty.
Shaniah has shared her amazing Kmart hack
Shaniah has shared her amazing Kmart hack
Shaniah Pontefract

An Australian mum-of-one has wowed the Internet – by transforming a cheap Kmart rug into a chic coat! 

Shaniah Pontefract, 21, from Casino, NSW, shared her crafty hack on the Kmart Hacks & Décor Facebook group on Tuesday – revealing it cost her just $38 and eight hours to do.

Shaniah has shared her amazing Kmart hack
Shaniah has shared her amazing Kmart hack (Credit: Shaniah Pontefract)
Her coat was made from two of these rugs
Her coat was made from two of these rugs (Credit: Kmart)

‘When you put your mind on something, you can actually do it, even if it’s using floor rugs as a coat,’ Shaniah wrote.

‘When you want a faux fur coat but they’re $100 or more in the stores/online.

‘So you get two Kmart Gigi fur rugs and make one yourself for less than half the price. My best Kmart hack yet!!’

Shaniah cut the rugs before crafting them into a coat
(Credit: Shaniah Pontefract)

‘I’ve been looking around at heaps of coats, coming into winter, and I found all these fur coats that I really loved, but I couldn’t justify spending $100 or more on a decent looking one,’ the mum went on.

‘I’m always at Kmart, and I happened to look at the Gigi fur rugs one day and noticed a resemblance with one that I really liked but couldn’t afford.’

The end result!
The end result! (Credit: Shaniah Pontefract)

Shaniah started designing her coat on the back of the rugs, then she cut out and sewed it together.

‘I like working with the fur, even if it gets all over the place, because it hides any rough areas in the joins, and you can barely see where the seams are, so its great if you happen to make a mistake,’ she added.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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