DIY Outdoor Furniture Covers

Montross Made
by Montross Made
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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!

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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  • Simonama Simonama on Dec 18, 2021

    Thank you much for sharing this guide. Garden furniture is really expensive, especially if you wanna get it smth with good-looking pillows. Of course, there are too many pets outside, and it's not very good for pillows and furniture in general. So, your cheap option is gonna be very helpful for us. We got our furniture at and they have amazing pillows on the most models, but probably my cats and their neighbor friends (also cats) gonna hurt it badly, haha..but at least, we can "steal" your idea of making alternative pillows.

  • 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.