DIY $20 Ottoman!!

Hi guys!

I am loving my latest project! I told Ana that I wanted some ottomans for in front of my coffee table.  You know my project requirements… cheap, easy, and cute!  Well… Once again she delivered!

You can build these great cubes for under $20 a piece!  The cost for wood is a whopping $5! Woohoo!! Totally my kind of project.

You can see full plans for these cubes HERE!

Here are a few pictures from my build (which by the way was done during 1 naptime!)

I used my Kreg Jig® to attach my seat slats…

I found white foam board at Hobby Lobby for $1.29 a piece.  I used 2 pieces for each cube.  I thought that was much easier than trying to mess with boxes, and it’s super easy to measure and cut.  Just use a yard stick and a craft knife.

These are the chair cushions I used from Joann’s. They were 40% off.

I hot glued it to the top of the cube and then wrapped the whole thing in this batting…

My last step was sewing the slip cover!  If you can sew a straight line, you can sew these slip covers!  I will share the how-to on that tomorrow!

Until then… Here they are all finished!

Aren’t they fun!?  I love their coral color too… Ready for Spring 😉

Make sure to visit tomorrow for instructions on the slip cover!

Below is the free printable for the cubes and you can also get the full plans HERE!!!

These are so easy and super fun to make!

Thanks so much!  Here are just a few more of my latest living room projects…


  1. Laurie Sager on November 4, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Do you have printable instructions for covering the ottoman?

  2. Laurie Routhier Gerard on January 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    What are the dimensions? I would love to make this for my living room. I have a couch with to end recliners but the middle does not recline and want to make an ottoman for this.

  3. Benazir on March 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Oops! I am looking for the pattern for the covers actually.. cant see them on the website.. Thanks again for all these beautiful ideas!

  4. Benazir Mosaheb on March 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Hi I just love these! I already have the cube ottomans and I am looking for a

  5. Melissa on October 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Do you make your own pillow covers?? I love the deer silhouette and the vintage bicycle!!

  6. genevieve on September 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    awesome idea and super easy. so glad I won’t have to spring for the furniture feet at $ dollars a pop for two stools. thanks for the great post

  7. Kasey on April 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

    LOVE these!! This may sound like a dumb question but, did you use screws or just the wood glue?? Totally doing these tthis week!

  8. Kylie on March 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    These are beautiful. I don’t just love them, I love your livingroom too – a kindred spirit!!!

  9. Bella (@weheartDIY) on March 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Sweet! Love these. Can’t wait to see your cover tutorial tomorrow. I have 2 old ottomans in desperate need of covering.

  10. brookeO on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

    These are great! And they look so easy. Can’t wait until I need some ottomans.

  11. Elaine on March 21, 2012 at 6:49 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these . . . fabric and all!

  12. Julie on March 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I had just seen these on Ana’s site. I can’t wait to see the slip covers. I think I’ll be making two of these very soon!

  13. Mindi on March 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    These are awesome! I love the pop of color they can give to a room.
    I found your site through Ana’s and you are one of my new fav’s. Problem is I have so many of your projects I want to do, I can’t decide where to start! Thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas!

  14. [email protected] on March 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Really truly love these! Love the fabric you chose as well.

  15. Kimberly Bonham on March 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    These are amazing! Such a great idea!

  16. Stephanie on March 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    They look great!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  17. Danielle on March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Wow! Amazing and in 1 naptime?! I’m totally jealous. They look amazing!

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