DIY Outdoor Furniture Covers

Montross Made
by Montross Made
3 Materials
1 Hour

Outdoor furniture is expensive and needs to be protected to help prolong its life, but those furniture covers can be so pricey! I decided I was going to make my own covers, and actually first did this DIY with an old plastic tarp - after realizing how easy and effective it was, I redid the project using the canopy that came with our pergola. Really any outdoor, waterproof fabric would work for this!

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What you’ll need:

Outdoor waterproof fabric (canvas, a tarp, etc.)

Velcro strips


Step 1: Cut to size

First I determined the length of my couches and cut that. Then I laid all of these cushions down, wrapped the canvas over them, and added about a foot and a half. This was to ensure I’d have enough to wrap completely around.

Step 2: Attach

Next I used Velcro strips to attach the tarp to the seat of each chair. Make sure the chairs are clean so the Velcro sticks!

Step 3: Add cushions back

Add on all of the cushions, and wrap the fabric around everything, then tuck under the cushions to seal it off.

When you’re ready to use your furniture, just pull the tarp back and hide it behind the back rest of the cushions. Rain water just pours off of these! It was such an easy, cheap way to protect my outdoor furniture!

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  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Apr 21, 2023

    I used an extra car cover,it covers everything and keeps the patio furniture clean.

  • Mfc95410408 Mfc95410408 on Apr 18, 2024

    I've noticed he'll covers seem to hold up better than even thicker tarps. Not saying I've bought thicker/ expensive higher mil tarps but grill covers take a beating year after year while replacing my tarps yearly....