10 Second Upcycled Chair Felt Pads
Protect your floors and avoid scraping furniture as you move it with these incredibly simple felt pads for chairs. They'll take you about 10 seconds to make and are made from a surprising repurposed material: an old sweater!
Seriously, you cannot get any easier than this, and these felted wool furniture pads are thicker and more resistant than the ones you can buy.
The main "ingredient" of this trick is an old wool sweater that has been felted in the washing machine. You might have accidentally felted your sweater or cardigan, but I actually collect old sweaters from people to machine felt on purpose because it creates a gorgeous, thick fabric that is wonderful to craft with! The important thing is to make sure that the sweater is 100% wool. Wash and dry (if you have a drier, which I don't) the sweaters at the hottest and longest setting possible. You can read my post on how to best felt wool sweaters and cardigans here.
In addition you will need some sharp fabric scissors and a glue gun.
Let's get started!
Cut four pieces from the felted wool sweater the same size and shape as the bottoms of the chair legs.
Use the glue gun to attach the felt shapes to the bottoms of the chair legs.
Put the chair right way down and sit on it a moment to press the pads into the bottom of the legs.
And that's it! Now you can sit down without fear of accidentally scraping your chair on the floor!
By the way, this technique is perfect for other furniture and objects as well! For example, I made some super simple non-scratch doorstops in the same way. Your creativity is the limit!