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High-Design Hack: Pouf Ottoman

Filed Under: Crafts, Living Rooms, Small Spaces

Love the look of a pouf ottoman but hate the $150+ price tag? This DIY is for you.

poufThe Fabled Needle

Also known as the more sophisticated cousin of the bean bag chair, a pouf is one of the handiest pieces of furniture you can have. It can be called into use as seating, an ottoman or even a table (just top it with a tray). The one problem? A pouf can cost anywhere from $150-500. But, as Jen from The Fabled Needle shows us, a pouf is easy to DIY.

You'll need fabric, a white sheet (to reinforce and line the fabric) and stuffing. For the latter, you can use anything from spare foam packing peanuts to old (clean) clothes to fill the pouf. You'll also need to print out and follow this pouf template. Jen's main piece of advice is to have plenty of stuffing material, since the pouf needs much more than you probably think. For more on how she created her romantic pouf, visit The Fabled Needle.

For more DIY pouf ideas, check out...
DIY: Make A Knitted Pouf
Daily DIY: Create Your Own Moroccan Pouf
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