Learn how to create a summer bench with this super simple makeover project! This is a sponsored post with Fairfield World but all ideas and opinions are my own.
No one will be surprised to read that I’m crazy about flamingos. My mania started last year, and this summer I’m running with the flamingo theme. I decorated my porch with fun, colorful pink flamingo decor. I made flamingo planters, a sunny flamingo wreath, added a fun flamingo rug, and gave my old bench a quick makeover.
You might remember my bench from this cool VW bus cushion project I made a while back. I made the mistake of putting this bench on the back porch, where the dog fell in love with it. He loved the cushion so much that he eventually ripped it to shreds. (Why do dogs dooooo that?) So I got smart and moved the bench to the front porch.
I wanted to finish this project quickly, so I made a no sew cushion. It took less than 30 minutes to make this project!
Supplies Used to Make this Summer Bench:
- Soft Support Cushion Foam – 2″
- Boa trim
- Wood board
- Staple gun
I was lucky and had a piece of wood in my scrap pile that was almost the exact same size as the bench foam. That saved me a bit of time!
Place the fabric right side down on your work surface. Set the foam cushion on the fabric, and place the wood board on top.
Pull the fabric tightly over the board and staple it in place. I like to do the four sides first, then check to make sure I’ve pulled the fabric correctly. After the sides have been staples, I fold the corners back and staple them.
Line the edge of the pillow with the feather boa trim. I pinned it in place first, then stitched along the trim to hold it in place.
Once the cushion was ready, all I had to do was place it on the bench! I like adding the wood base because it will keep the bench seat from sagging. I love the pop of color that the fabric adds to my porch, and the trim is just feathery fun! Have fun crafting and decorating this summer.