DIY: Building Your Own Seat Cushion for 5 bucks!

I don’t know about you, but I hate spending an arm and a leg on things I can make for a fraction of the retail price!

We only had 3 (mismatched chairs)  for our dining table – but then I found it… the perfect little bench we’ve been searching high and low for! But, alas it needed some work.

Okay, so after you find what you’re looking for – you’re going to want a comfy place to put your tukis.


Ignore the Mod Podge (Didn’t actually use it)

  • Sturdy piece of furniture
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Old Pillow
  • Staple Gun (preferably with staples in it ^_^)

First things first, you’re going to take your scissors and cut open the pillow. Like so…

Take the stuffing and spread it evenly across the seat. Use the stapler to hold it in place. Should look a little something like this:

Not to shabby

Wrap the fabric around the stuffing and flip over. Staple and tuck until your heart is content.

The more staples the better!

All done, here is what you should have:

Finished product ^_^

Here is the break down in cost:

The fabric was left over from a previous project (but it was only 3 bucks on sale!) The pillow was free. (I know we all have a  left over pillow that no one ever uses- so why not put it to use ?)The stapler was a gift but I think they have the same one for about 5-10 bucks at Home Depot and the staples cost me 2 bucks.

In total I spent about 5 dollars and some change for this project. Sure beats the 10.99 a yard cost at the fabric store for the seat padding AND it’s a ton more comfy!

This was really easy and super cost friendly. And most of the supplies you should already have at home. If not, then you SHOULD 😉


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