Warm up any little corner or nook with a reversible version of a faux fur stool. This is a super easy project you can do in 15 spare minutes but looks top notch once done! This non-permenant technique to add faux fur can cozy up any little stool for those cold winter days. Once it warms up you can easily remove the faux fur cover to dress down your stool. Or keep it all year round to glam up your home!
- Stool (make your own here)
- Heavy duty fabric scissors
- Faux fur (can use from rug or fabric bolt)
- Heavy duty safety pins
1.Layout your stool over your fabric piece. You want the piece of fabric to be at minimum a few inches (ideally 6-8″ wider all round the stool for wiggle room) larger than your stool top. With the fabric wrong side up and your stool upside down on top of it, using a pencil, draw a large circle around the stool. Keep your circle a few inches wider in diameter. It’s okay if your stool isn’t a perfect circle!
2.Cut around the circle you drew with your heavy duty fabric scissors. Most faux fur fabrics shouldn’t require any binding or treatment to the edges. This will provide you a circle that is bigger than your stool top (make sure it is at least a couple inches so that you have enough for the next couple steps.
3.Flip your stool and fabric right side up. Center the fabric on top of the stool and then gather the faux fur fabric beneath the stool. Pinch together and secure with a large heavy duty safety pin. Continue to do this around the legs and the other edges of the stool. There is no perfect technique, just gather and pin to look. The fluffiness of the fabric should allow for imperfections in shape and will also cover the safety pins once secured so they’re not easily visible beneath the stool. Easy as that!
If you decide that you want a more permanent technique, you can opt to glue or staple (if using a wooden stool) your fabric. We liked this version because it offers a glamorous look that you can easily remove with the change of seasons!