Loungin' Around

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The throw pillows for my couches always seem to be on the floor.

And this drives me CRAYYYYY-ZEEEEEE.

It doesn't matter how much I complain. Yep, there they are. Back on the floor again...

Time to change my strategy and give those boys what they never knew they needed.

Bean bags!!!

I pinned this awesome bean bag cube from Ballard two years ago.

I've seen other inspirational designs, like these from Crate and Barrel:

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an awesome tutorial for bean bag cubes from Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage. For my own bags, I followed her tutorial step-by-step - only opting to include a zipper closure, rather than closing everything up with a seam.

Before I cut any fabric, I tracked down the foam beads that I needed to fill the bags. I found the best deal from Walmart.com - so I ordered three boxes! The desk clerk was so confused as she tried to figure out what might be in these large boxes. They felt feather light!


I made two different sized cubes - 24 x 24 for the bigger boy and 18 x 18 for the younger. The larger cube took 1 1/2 bags of filler. The smaller bag took nearly a full bag of beans.

{By the way, these little beans have a mind of their own. I recommend enlisting the help of someone else when filling your bags!}

For my fabric, I used a soft, flannel twin-sized sheet (that I already had) for the smaller poof. If this is of interest to you, I think you can actually get two cubes out of one sheet! Talk about a bargain!

 And, here's the finished 18" cube! It's soft, slouchy, and totally portable for my little guy.

The 24" cube is HUGE! Much larger than I anticipated. But, Dylan loves it. I used some leftover decorator fabric that I had on hand.

I tried to get the guys to pose for a few pics.

That quickly dissolved into this...

And this...

{It was much less violent than it looks.}

Oh well.

For a total investment of around $20, there is no reason not to make your own. Happy (happier?) lounging days ahead!