Poufs have been appearing everywhere on design blogs, including some excellent DIY pouf projects. I wanted to try my hand at making a dollar store pouf, and I did it for less than $5! These nylon throw rugs appear at the Dollar Tree frequently, and they usually have some pretty fashionable color choices to choose from. I think this black and white stripe classes up the otherwise cheap ‘n cheesy nylon throw rug. But, if the dollar store throw rug is too, uh, cheapo for you, try a more expensive rag rug, or several lightweight placemats. Or, use this basic technique and a long piece of fabric. Check the end of the post for other DIY pouf projects in blogland.

Project Materials:

  • 3 nylon throw rugs, $3
  • Acrylic yarn, on hand or $1 and up
  • Crochet hook, on hand
  • Sewing machine & thread, on hand
  • Something to stuff it with, on hand

Total: $3 and up

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First of all, some nylon throw rug discussion. If you don’t like these cheap rugs, you can use slightly more expensive rag rugs (from Ikea or Target, about $3-5 each). When working with the rugs, avoid cutting them up at all costs, as they won’t hold together when the nylon strings that hold them together are cut up. Likewise, be gentle when working with the long edges of the rugs.

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