DIY Storage Footstool USING A BUCKET!

10 Materials
2 Hours
With so many ottoman ideas out there, I fell in love with this bucket up-cycle idea. I think I’m a little too excited for this DIY footstool because, I can’t wait to see those Lego’s stored in it instead of on the coffee table. 😀
Here's what you'll need to make your footstool. Use heavy duty hot glue. The mini glue sticks or no where nearly as strong. I also used a plastic bucket for the base. If you have an old ottoman to up-cycle that would work great. If not a bucket will work just as good.
Following that you'll need to wrap your bucket in batting.
Then cut out your foam and attach it to the wood.
Add your batting to it.
Following that cut your rug or choice of fabric and attach to your bucket. I got a steal deal on this rug. Otherwise I wouldn't of used a rug. It was 50% off. It will be cheaper if you do choose to go with fabric.
Cover your lid with fabric as well.
Here's what it looks like.
I love the texture on this. The colors might be a bit much but overall I'm in love.
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  • Susan Susan on Nov 12, 2019

    What did you use the felt for, I can't find a reference to it in the directions. Thank you I am going to make this.

  • Cin24155444 Cin24155444 on Aug 23, 2022

    Perfectly BOHO!!! Love it!

  • Peg Peg on Aug 23, 2022

    How much did this craft cost

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  • Edy Watkins Edy Watkins on Aug 23, 2022

    So cute!

  • Mary Njus Mary Njus on Aug 23, 2022

    I love the colors! Since all the wonderful DIYs on hometalk these rugs have been going up in price and or are hard to find at DT and other discount stores. I recently bought a discounted throw. Used half to cover a bedside bench and still have enough for probably two of these or 2 large floor pillows. So I still get approx $5 per project since I paid $16. I have seen the benches go for over $100!