Saturday, April 25, 2015

DIY - Cardboard ottoman base tutorial

Hi everyone! A while back, I received a request from my friends for a pouf ottoman for their baby's room. I always love a challenge and was honored to help make something for their new arrival. I spent many a daydream thinking on how to best (and cheaply) construct a sturdy base for the ottoman. 

Luckily, I had a lightbulb moment and decided to roll up corrugated cardboard boxes to make the base. This proved to be an extremely sturdy and strong base. Click here to see a step-by-step tutorial of the process.

Then, I scored some half price foam at Joann for the cushioning. If desired, you could easily use an old blanket for the cushioning. Since I was knitting a cover for the ottoman and I did not want the foam to show through, I bought a dollar tree tablecloth to wrap around the ottoman. To see my knitting pattern, click here. Other finishing options include sewing a cover for this ottoman.

All ready for the baby!

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