Published at Wednesday, August 01st 2018, 13:23:45 PM. Footstool & Ottoman. By Isa Van Hoebeek.
Measure, cut and attach top fabric to the ottoman frame. It's important to keep the fabric grain straight here. Secure one side of the fabric under the frame at the center, then move out toward the corners. Staple a little at a time, then move to the opposite side, pulling firmly and evenly and out toward the corners. (This pulls out lumps and bumps.) Secure each side with a line of staples, moving out toward the corners but stopping at least 6 inches short of each corner.
Instead of one large tray for your ottoman, consider placing two smaller decorative trays side by side - for a more eclectic look go for trays of different shapes. Create uniformity between the two trays by using coordinating items, these tea light holders and votives from Lene Bjerre are perfect for creating chic groupings.
It can be difficult to place buttons evenly, so I cheated. Instead of attaching the buttons with a nail back or hand stitching them into place, I used a template, marked the button placement with chalk and then made an "X" with two staples where the covered buttons will be glued into place.
There are many styles and forms in which an ottoman can be made and its use depends on it. But above all, we’d like to introduce you to the idea of building your very own ottoman. Yes, you can do it even if you’re not a seasoned crafter. And here are 40 DIY ottoman ideas that you can easily try.