you make it – painted floor pouf

If you ask me you can never have enough floor pillows or poufs. They’re perfect for a living room where you need a little extra seating every now and then. Personally there is nothing I like better than flopping down on the floor. It keeps things casual and intimate.

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I keep seeing these great graphic printed floor poufs in stores everywhere but I haven’t been able to bring myself to spend the $200-$500 price tag they often come with. I thought how hard could it be to make my own! The first thing I started with was some inspiration. I’ve had this photo of Spanish tile steps on my mind and thought the pattern would translate well.

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My next step was to gather my materials and get to work. I partnered with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for this project and think you’re going to love it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Here’s How You Do It: 

  • Using a utility knife cut a zig zag pattern into as many layers of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape as you can.
  • Tape out the pattern on your cotton canvas.
  • Paint each square
  • Carefully remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
  • Cut your fabric into two identical pieces. Each piece will have one center and two sides. (My center piece measured 20 x 20 inches. My side pieces measured 12 x 20 inches. Therefore my overall cut fabric measured 44 inches x 20 inches plus a bit extra for seams.)

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  • Lay out your two pieces of cut fabric so they form a letter “T”.
  • Sew the two pieces together starting with a long side and then continuing with the smaller sides building the box as you go. Invert the fabric so that your seams are completely invisible.
  • On the last seam, sew in a 18 inch zipper.
  • Stuff with polyfill and zip closed!

IMG_3198I’m so happy with the way my pattern turned out. I can’t believe how much it looks like my inspiration photo.

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I’m not the only person in the family who seems to like it. The moment I placed it on the floor in our living room my little toddler just couldn’t help herself.

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This project takes a bit of time but it can easily be achieved over a weekend. If sewing isn’t your thing you could also take the fabric to a seamstress or upholsterer who would probably do the work fairly cheaply. In total I spent less than $100 to make this floor pouf. Not bad! I’m thinking the next one I make will be for my daughter’s bedroom.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted August 28, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Permalink

    What!! That’s amazing!

  2. Posted August 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    that looks great.

  3. Posted August 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM | Permalink

    Your amazing, I never have the patience. But I did paint my bed that was completely upholstered. It faded so badly from the sun that came in, and I could not afford to recover, so I got out the old paint, and well it turned out beautiful. The only problem now is I want to change the color every season. LOL.

  4. Posted August 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM | Permalink

    so awesome! I love how the pattern turned out. and you make it look so easy! this would be a perfect addition to any living room..espeicially heading into fall.

  5. Marybeth
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM | Permalink

    Clever girl.

  6. Posted August 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM | Permalink

    I agree, floor poufs are so great for family/living rooms! Love how your DIY version turned out. You have way more patience than me!

  7. Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

    Love it! I wish I had the courage to make one ;)

  8. Annabelle
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

    I love this! What a great idea. How much pillow stuffing do you think you used?

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