One of my neighborhood teacher friends and I tackled this adorable project this summer. These little milk-crate seats have taken over teacher-blog-land, but I thought I'd share my version for those of you that haven't happened upon them yet. It is an easy project, and my four seats took just about 1.5 hours!
Milk Crate Seats
* 1 in. foam
* milk crates
* staple gun
First, my wonderful hubby cut the plywood into rectangles that fit JUST inside the milk crates. If you cut too much, they'll fall right through. Be sure to measure carefully.
Then, I traced the outline of the plywood on the foam and cut along the lines.
Next, to figure out how much fabric I needed, I measured from one side of the plywood- behind the foam- and then back to the plywood. Hopefully, then picture will explain.
Then, I cut the fabric. Next, lay the fabric print side up,
then top it with foam, and then plywood on top.
I stapled the middle of each side first to make sure the fabric would be taut and even.
Continue stapling along the edges. My corners look a little odd, but I had to play with it to find out what worked best.
Next, measure, cut, and staple ribbon (which will act as a handle).
And that's it!
These cute little seats are great for seating, and hide whatever you need to store.
I used 2 different remnants of fabric.
They're quite sturdy! I tested them myself.
They look great in my book nook and since I am not putting anything in them for now,
the kids will be able to move them around the room easily.
9 days and counting....
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