1. It had to look nice
2. it had to have plenty of storage space to hid some of my yarn that seems to have taken over the house
3. I wanted to use things I had around the house. I didn't want to spend a dime on it.
I looked around the house gathered up somethings that would have been thrown away if I didn't find a use for them and went to work. Now some of my yarn has a new home and my feet have a comfy spot to rest.
Step 1: Gather Materials
5 gal bucket
heavy weight cardboard box
fabric or flannel sheet (for outside)
knit fabric or jersey sheet (for inside)
double sided tape
stuffing from old pillow
extra floor tiles
Step 2: Measure Your Bucket
Add 3" to the height to allow enough room to turn over the edges of the fabric.
Lay your old quilt down on a flat surface and cut 3 pieces to match your measurements. After you cut the quilt the fabric should pull easily away from the batting. Put the fabric aside for another project we will only be using the batting for this one.
Step 3: Wrap the Bucket
Using a needle and thread Hand stitch the batting edges together, Make sure you catch both layers of batting in your stitching.
Step 4: Add More Batting
Wrap your 3rd piece of batting below the rim and hand stitch into place.
Step 5: Plug in Your Hot Glue Gun
Using the hot glue gun, glue the batting to the bottom rim of the bucket. Do the same to the top rim of the bucket.
Step 6: Grab Your Fabric
Lay the bucket upside down onto the folded fabric and trace and cut out 2 circles. Put aside.
Machine stitch the 4 rectangles together length wise using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Step 7: Wrap the Bucket
Tightly pin the edges of the strip together being careful not to catch batting in the pins Trim exess fabric away leaving enough of a seam allowance.
Carefully slip the pined fabric tube off the bucket and machine stitch a 1/4th " seam.
Using one of the fabric circles as a guide, trace and cut out 3 circles from the cardboard box.
Step 8: Flip the Bucket Upside Down
With right sides together pin one of the fabric circles to the fabric tube. Machine stitch using a 1/4th " seam.
Turn right side out.
Slip onto bucket.
Step 9: Grab the Knit Fabric
Using Fig A as a guide, cut a piece of fabric with those dimensions.
From the same fabric cut out four 11" circles
Sew the sides of the ottoman liner together using a 1/4th" seam.
With right sides together pin one of the 11" circles to the liner stitch. Do not turn right side out
Step 10: Put Strips of Double Sided Tape
Fold the outside fabric into the bucket securing it on the tape.
Place the liner inside the bucket using the tape to keep the bottom smooth and the sides from sliding.
Fold the liner edge under 1/2". Pin the liner to the outside cover.
Hand stitch the liner to the outside cover.
Step 11: Grab One of the Cardboard Circles
Take the baking paper off of one of the floor tiles and place the cardboard circle onto it. Press down firmly to make sure it is well attached. Using the razor knife carefully trace around the circle. once the tile has been scored it can be easily broken.
Remove the baking paper off the second tile and place the cardboard side of the circle on top trace around with razor knife break away tile. You should be left with a piece of cardboard sandwiched in between two tile circles.
Step 12: Place the Last Cardboard Circle
Step 13: Grab the 2 Remaining Lining Fabric Circles
Step 14: Glue the Smaller Tile Circle
Find a comfy place to sit and put your feet up!!