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What You Can Do With A Painter's Bucket And Rope Is Adorable For Any Living Room

OCTOBER 20, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

You can spend hours scoping out stores for the perfect accent to your living room...only to look at the price tag and find yourself wondering if your future children really need that college tuition fund. They could get a scholarship, right?

But wait, you don't have to throw away Junior's chance at higher education just yet. Instead, take a look at this super-cute craft project that's just as classy as what any store could provide. And totally easy!

Here's everything you'll need:

A painter's bucket, 120 feet of sisal rope, a bag of microfiber towels, small drawer knobs, cardboard, curtains or fabric, velcro, a glue gun, staple gun, X-Acto knife, and scissors.

Start by removing the bucket handle and gluing the rope to the bucket with a hot glue gun.

Make sure to create uniform lines so no bright orange peeks through.

Trace the bottom of your bucket on cardboard for the lid.

Then trace that onto the backside of your fabric and cut.

Use an X-Acto knife to puncture a hole in the middle for your drawer knob.

Screw the knob through the fabric and cardboard.

Then fold, wrap, and glue your microfiber towels under the fabric.

Secure the fabric around the towels by stapling it to the other side.

Then trace another piece of fabric.

And glue it directly onto the back of your lid.

Use self-adhesive velcro on the bottom of the bucket.

And on the bottom of your lid.

And now you have a totally classy, custom pouf!

(via Muy Ingenioso, Brit + Co)

Bonus: since it's so customizable, you won't have to worry about going to a friend's house and seeing the exact same thing sitting in their living room, too!