DIY Arrow Floor Pouf

I love the look of free handed painting, because I aspire to someday be able to free hand something my kiddos can recognize, like a stick person. HaHa!! I am not an artist so I can reeeeally appreciate someone who is and can make gorgeous, trendy and crafty pieces of art like this super fun and trendy Arrow Floor Pouf by Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs. This floor pouf is awesome and if arrows aren’t your thing, you can easily adorn your piece of fabric with any design that best suits your fancy! Enjoy!

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I have a serious love of floor poufs.  I only wish that my house were bigger so that I could have them in each room without it looking silly.  Please tell me that I am not alone *wink*.

Hello everyone!  I am Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs and I am thrilled to be here sharing the tutorial for this DIY Arrow Floor Pouf.  I love to share home decor projects, craft tutorials and recipes on my blog and would love for you to stop by.

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This is a fun, beginner project that can be tailored and personalized to suit your home.

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You will need:

1 meter of material (just over 1 yard)
I used Duck Cloth from the Ribbon Retreat because I plan on using this pouf on our deck.  It is a durable, all weather material that is perfect for indoor/outdoor use.
acrylic paint
paint brush
miscellaneous sewing supplies

Floof Poufs Button

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Painting fabric is a great way to create your own pattern and texture.  I simply use regular, old acrylic paint and heat set it with an iron when the paint has dried.  You can also use fabric paint or a add a fabric paint medium to the acrylic paint.  I have found that acrylic paint just by itself works just as well.

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Paint the pattern that you want to create onto the fabric.  Be sure to place newspaper under the project if you are using thinner fabric as the paint may bleed through to the back.

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I used a ruler to create the straight lines of these arrows and free handed the rest of the image.

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I love, love, love the look of these arrows!

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Cut a section of the patterned fabric to 18″ by 50″.

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Fold it lengthwise, right sides facing and sew together along the 18″ edge to create a tube shape.  I used 1/2″ seam allowances throughout.

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Measure two 16″ circles of fabric.

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Cut out two circles of fabric.

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Sew the circles to the ends of the tube shape.  Leave a 3-4 inch hole for stuffing.  Stuff and sew the hole closed.

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Now you have a fun, personalized floor pouf!

DIY Arrow Floor Pouf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Truly, the ideas are endless! Blue fabric with a geometric pattern painted in white would be awesome…

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Where can I put another floor pouf?!? Hmmmm…

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I also made this pillow with a bit of the scrap material. Fun right?!

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Thanks so much for reading! I hope that you will stop by Twin Dragonfly Designs sometime to say hi.


How much fun are those? Are you racking your brain for the perfect place, in your home or toy room or “Man Cave” to put fun floor poufs like these? I have three little kiddos that would LOVE nothing more than to have some of these poufs added to their play area! Thank you Heather for sharing your talent with us today! For more incredible projects by this talented lady, make sure to jump over to Twin Dragonfly Designs and say hello!

Aren’t floor pillows so awesome? Check out these other floor pillows and a couple other projects perfect for the floor that are sure to be a hit in your home…

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What is your favorite floor craft?

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4 Comments

  1. Posted July 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Loving the hand painted material! This would look great in my kids room!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      Hi Colleen! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! This is such a fun project, and I would agree…it would look great in your kids room!! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle :)

  2. Mesh
    Posted August 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    very cute and very simple way to do it, thanks

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 15, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

      Hi Mesh! Thank you! I love this fun Floor Pouf, and I love that you can decorate them with whatever design you desire. From arrows to smiley faces and more, this pouf will look great in any room! Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

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