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As I've been weeding out our baby stuff (mementos, what to save for friends, what to consign, what to toss) I have accumulated quite a pile of the squishy stuff mentioned above. None of it is worth keeping or donating, and the boys have outgrown the original iteration of these things. But squishy is always useful, no? As I was scheming on what to do with it all, I stumbled across these on my Pinterest profile:
Bazinga! We have concrete floors in our rental and in the house we are building, and we are always on the floor playing with the boys. Our grown-up asses are begging for a softer place to sit! So, after a quick stop at JoAnn and a few YouTube videos, I whipped these puppies up:
The foam pads keep the pillows' surfaces smooth, and the zippers (yikes, I sewed zippers!!!) will let me unstuff them for washing. And we all know something gross is bound to happen to them at some point...
So far, I'm sold! The cushions have already featured largely in living room forts and obstacle courses. They'll be just right for chilling on the floor or sitting at the coffee table (if we ever have a coffee table...) and stacked together, they're perfect ottoman-height in front of our couch.
And, they're nice and squishy.
If you're in a sewing state of mind:
- I was super intimidated by this project until I read this tutorial. She's right. It's not brain surgery. It's an effen box. :)
- Here is the tutorial I used to figure out the zipper business:
If sewing is not your bag (see what I did there?!):
- These would be rad for storage in a kids' room.
What's new with you? Any projects, squishy or otherwise? I'd love to hear.