She Took An Old Home Depot Bucket And Glued Rope Around It – What It Turned Into…OMG!


December 17, 2015 8:42am PST

Heading to a furniture store can be an overwhelming experience, especially for your wallet! That’s why DIY projects are so important, and in this article, you’ll learn how to make a footstool yourself in a quick and easy way!

American Overlook describes what you need to do:

To make your own fantastic floor pouf from scratch, all you need is:

  • A painter’s bucket
  • 120 feet of sisal rope
  • 1 bag of microfiber towels
  • small drawer knobs
  • cardboard
  • curtains/fabric

Start out by removing the handle from the paint bucket, then simply begin wrapping the rope around the bucket and gluing it in place with a hot glue gun. Make sure the lines are perfectly straight and aligned, otherwise you’ll leave unsightly orange gaps in your otherwise classy piece of furniture.


Create a lid for your ottoman by tracing the diameter of the bucket on a piece of sturdy cardboard. Use an X-Acto knife to slice around the outside cleanly, then puncture a hole in the middle for your drawer knob. Cut out a larger circle of the fabric or curtain, then place over your cardboard and puncture with the door knob and screw in.


Fill the space in between the fabric and the cardboard with microfiber towels, then seal it off with more glue and staples on the other side. Add another circle of fabric to cover up any remaining cardboard on the bottom of the lid and you are well on your way! Thanks to our friends at for this brilliant idea.



I can’t wait to try this myself!


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