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diy bench cushions

I love rustic furniture (let’s face it, I love all furniture). Some friends gave me a rustic-style bench for our entry way a few years ago. It’s perfect for the space. I love the grain of the wood, the color, it’s perfect. But since my hope is that people will actually sit on it from time to time, I determined it needed a little padding. Since I don’t sew (as you know from my recent post on diy no sew pillows, which you can see here), I needed another method for which to create some cushions for this awesome bench. 3.6.14 diy bench cushions

They were super easy to make. I purchased some poly form chair pads from Hobby Lobby so that the cushions would be flat (they’re just $1.99 a piece at the Hob!). Then, using a similar method as wrapping presents, I folded the fabric over the pads and used my hot glue gun to finish off the sides so they’d stay in place.

diy bench cushions

I chose four different fabrics that complimented one another. Once I was finished glueing all of the fabric in place, I arranged the cushions on the bench in a way that I thought looked the best. Tada! No more soar bottoms. Even our cute little pup Oliver likes them.

diy bench cushions

A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. | Proverbs 15:1

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15 thoughts on “diy bench cushions

  1. I was looking for something like this because I was drawing up the plans for my son’s playroom and wanted a DIY cushion instead of paying almost $100 or on! Thanks! Stopping by from #SITSSharefest.

  2. Great choice on the fabrics, they complement each other well. I was wondering why you chose to glue them instead of stitching them. Is it harder to stitch now that it’s wrapped around polyurethane foam?

    1. Hi Aubrey! Thanks for popping in! I glued simply because I haven’t yet mastered the stitching method for sewing a pillow. :) I just got my own sewing machine, though, so I’m excited to try it for my next cushions for our outdoor patio! Have a lovely day!

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