The kids and I have often thought about creating some furniture for in the playhouse. Liv loves fairies and we thought it would be fun to make it a 'fairy house'. So after lots of thinking and planning, we came up with these!
We collected small wooden spools used for wire or rope (got 'em free from the hardware store - they were in the trash can!), 5cm (2") foam from an upholstery shop (some of it was free from their remnants bin, the rest was really inexpensive), white paint, 1/2 yard vinyl coated red cloth with white polkadots (bought in MN at Treadle Yard Goods), a staple gun and hammer. (The newspaper in the photo was used to catch paint over spray.)
We painted the spools white. While the paint dried, we traced out the shape of the spool onto the foam. We added about 2.5cm (1") around the sides to allow for cushey edges. We cut this shape out. (We attempted with large scissors. Too much work. A small, serrated paring knife works best.)
We cut the 1/2 yard of fabric in half and placed one piece face down on the grass. In the centre, we placed one circle of foam and then the stool on top.
Here's the story.
6 days ago