Never lose the remote again! This couch caddy wrangles your remote, magazines, and other couch goodies in vertical storage hanging from the arm of your couch - It can even hold a few cold ones!

Made with an inexpensive and abundantly available IKEA palm leaf place mat and slippers, you can make your own in under 10 minutes.

Want your own couch caddy? Let's make!

Step 1: Supplies

IKEA NJUTA slippers - $1.99

IKEA TOGA palm leaf place mat - $1.99

Embroidery thread + needle

<p>Clever, very cool idea.</p>
Wonderful idea! Suggested up grade. Instead of sewing the slippers to the mat, Velcro. That way the slippers can be washed because of the inevitable spill. Just a thought.
<p>I was thinking glue (because the rubber sole might be hard to get needles through) but I think jmwells has a good idea. I'd just put the loop side on the slippers so the hooks don't catch on anything if you throw them in the washer.</p>
<p>Oh... and if you used 3 pair you could make one for each end of the sofa and use all left on one side and all right on the other. (I'm just so symetrical!)</p>
<p>Good idea!</p>
Second thought, points maker for a guy. When she says her feet are cold, put the slippers on her feet
<p>Now that's what I call DIY Ikea furniture hack!<br>Ave IKEA!</p>
<p>nice idea.<br>Not sure if it is still available but I actually bought a ready made remote caddy at IKEA. It was called 'INDOR'. I guess it is replaced by the 'FLORT'</p><p><a href="http://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/catalog/products/00166905/" rel="nofollow">http://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/catalog/products/0016690...</a><br>reasonably priced at 5 euro's</p>
<p>cool and simple idea</p>
<p>Super simple and genius :), thank you for sharing Mike.</p>
<p>you could even choose different size slippers (s/m or l/xl) to go with different arm rests sizes and shapes. just saying...</p>
<p>??? You were already AT Ikea:</p><p>http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00166905/</p>
<p>I love the yellow slippers a lot better than the Ikea one - this feels so very much -- cosier. :) Oh, and my hand actually will fit into the yellow slipper nicely all the way to the toes. The pockets on others like the Ikea don't have the same nice rounded toe. I also like the velcro idea, because if I need to take just one slipper off to turn it upside down, I don't have to up-end the others. (Can you tell I expect to lose things down inside pockets?)</p>
<p>Ha, didn't know this was available. Considering how easy it was to make, the price point is set right. </p>
<p>Brilliant! Very creative and fun - bound to be a talking point :D</p>
<p>I love these types of instructables: clever, and inexpensive...</p>
Great idea
<p>love that its a Great White from Lost Coast</p>
<p>So far, this is the most creative IKEA-hack I've ever seen! :D</p>
That's really cool and can be adjusted to any style! Well done
<p>That is a great idea! Very good for home organization and also a <em>very</em> creative use for those items.</p>
<p>Awesome! Very inexpensive and effective.</p>
<p>That's a cool idea!</p>
U are a very creative person!!! Nice job!
<p>love this. </p>

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