Ottomans are more than just a place to put your feet up! They are double duty furniture, working overtime as extra seating. Add a couple of trays, and they make a perfect coffee table! They are easily moved from room to room, or even to your outdoor spaces, and are easy to make! These awesome DIY ottoman projects are a quick way to add an updated element to your room, or to soften an existing table or bench. Oh yea, one more thing… They are amazing places to put those feet up!




Use this tutorial from ‘Jen Woodhouse‘ to make this wood DIY ottoman the makes a perfect side table if you don’t want to use it as a footstool. Hint: If you are going to put your feet up, don’t use white fabric!


Want something different? Make this DIY ottoman from an old tire! Can you believe this genius trick turned out so elegant and sophisticated? Tutorial form ‘The Bitter Socialite‘.


Learn how to make a tufted DIY ottoman from scratch from ‘Sarah M Dorsey Designs‘. Great tutorial showing you how easy it is to make, including the button tufting!



Amanda Brown via ‘Design Sponge‘ teaches us upholstery with her boxed ottoman project. This is an ottoman made with an existing coffee table. Her tutorial is very detailed, so if you ever wanted to learn about upholstering, this is the post for you!



We love Kristi from ‘Addicted 2 Decorating‘ because she always has a great project that saves you tons of money. This DIY diamond tufted ottoman coffee table tutorial is based on a design from “Layla Grace” that costs over $1200! Kristi did it for a fraction of that,  and shows you how. So elegant!

Awesome Ottomans - 10 DIY Projects


From Grace at ‘Design Sponge‘ this utility bucket DIY ottoman uses gorgeous Pendleton wool fabric, and yes, an ordinary plastic bucket! We happen to live just an hour or so from the world famous Pendleton Woolen Mill, and sad to say, never been there. But their fabric is recognizable anywhere! This is a great example of using a tiny splurge to make a budget project seem luxe! Photos by John Fitzgerald and Braden Spotts for Design Sponge.



Loving’ in this project from ‘Sarahs Big Idea‘. Sarah created a button tufted storage ottoman from an old wood chest. This project took an old, sentimental piece and made it into something usable and gorgeous!

Awesome Ottomans - 10 DIY Projects


Learn how to make a fabric pouf from this tutorial from ‘HGTV‘. You even get a free printable pattern with this project. Love the fun fabric!



Have an old, worn ottoman you can’t stand to look at anymore, but is in too good of shape to throw out? Corey at ‘Tiny Sidekick‘ shows us how to make a DIY washable ottoman slipcover! This is just pure genius for a quick and inexpensive furniture fix… Click through to see her before and after!

Awesome Ottomans - 10 DIY Projects


From ‘Apartment Therapy‘, make your own floor pouf ottoman from $3 Ikea mats! Gotta love that price tag!



Turn an old table into a tufted ottoman (even a small dining table!) with this tutorial by ‘Make It Love It‘. Love it!

Awesome Ottomans - 10 DIY Projects


This French industrial DIY ottoman is the last one we have for you today, but isn’t she a beauty? From Shannon and Dean at ‘AKA Design‘… They made this from leftover wood from a headboard project, and I adore the fabric! Awesome job!

Awesome Ottomans - 10 DIY Projects

Weren’t these Awesome DIY Ottoman Projects? We think you will also love our posts on DIY Easy Chunky Blankets and How to Reupholster a Chair!

Image Credits: Sarah Big Idea, Jen Woodhouse, The Bitter Socialite, Sarah M Dorsey Design, Design Sponge, Addicted 2 Decorating, Design Sponge, Tiny Sidekick, Apartment Therapy, Make It Love It, AKA Design



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1 Comment

  1. Marie Antionette August 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you for this idea! I have an old trunk with a hole in the top, I have all of the broken pieces but never fixed it and now I’m glad i didn’t. It will be a perfect tufting project. I will post when it’s done.


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