Yes! You can make a DIY bench cushion without plywood and even without sewing! Read on for the most simple no-sew seat cushion tutorial on the web!
How to Make a Bench Cushion
I had no idea how expensive cushions were until I started trying to plan this project. Not just the cushion itself but even the foam is crazy expensive and none of the stores around me had it in stock where I could use a coupon. So, as is my style, I just kept putting it off…I really didn’t want to spend $70 to make a cushion let alone have one made due to needing a custom size.
Then lo and behold the other day I was in Walmart and saw a roll of foam that was exactly the length I needed for my cushion! The only caveat was that it was only 1″ thick but because it is in a low use area and really more for decor I decided that wasn’t an issue, and the best part was the price-$16!
DIY Bench Pad Supplies
- roll of foam
- fabric to fit all the way around
- hot glue
I had bought a remnant of Dwell Studio fabric from my favorite pillow shop on Etsy and I thought it would work well for the space-dark enough to disguise any dirt from little boys!
At first I had gotten out my sewing machine to sew the cover but, you know me-I had to try the glue gun first! (I have no idea what my problem is lately by the way-I have just NOT wanted to sew anything!) I trimmed the foam to the size I wanted and laid it on the fabric then carefully folded it, sealing with the hot glue as I went along.
I am in love with the way this DIY Bench Cushion turned out. The red pillows I just threw there for effect when I was taking pictures, I’m thinking I need a different color…any suggestions?
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