DIY Arrow Floor Pouf

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I have a serious love of floor poufs.  I only wish that my house were bigger so that I could have them in each room without it looking silly.  Please tell me that I am not alone *wink*.

I had the pleasure of working with the Ribbon Retreat recently where this post was originally published.

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This is a fun, beginner project that can be tailored and personalized to suit your home.
 

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You will need:
 
1 meter of material
I used Duck Cloth from the Ribbon Retreat because I plan on using this pouf on our deck.  It is a durable, all weather material that is perfect for indoor/outdoor use.  
acrylic paint
paint brush
miscellaneous sewing supplies
 

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Painting fabric is a great way to create your own pattern and texture.  I simply use regular, old acrylic paint and heat set it with an iron when the paint has dried.  You can also use fabric paint or  add a fabric paint medium to the acrylic paint.  I have found that acrylic paint just by itself works just as well.
 

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Paint the pattern that you want to create onto the fabric.  Be sure to place newspaper under the project if you are using thinner fabric as the paint may bleed through to the back.
 

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I used a ruler to create the straight lines of these arrows and free handed the rest of the image.
 

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I love, love, love the look of these arrows!
 

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Cut a section of the patterned fabric to 18″ by 50″.
 

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Fold it lengthwise, right sides facing and sew together along the 18″ edge to create a tube shape.  I used 1/2″ seam allowances throughout.
 

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Measure two 16″ circles of fabric.
 

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  Cut out two circles of fabric.
 

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Sew the circles to the ends of the tube shape.  Leave a 3-4 inch hole for stuffing.  Stuff and sew the hole closed.
 

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Now you have a fun, personalized floor pouf!
 

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Truly, the ideas are endless!  Blue fabric with a geometric pattern painted in white would be awesome…
 

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Where can I put another floor pouf?!?  Hmmmm…
 

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I also made this pillow with a bit of the scrap material.  Fun right?!
 

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What kind of pattern would you DIY?! 
 
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