TikTok Shows You How To DIY A Bean Bag Chair Without Overspending

Bean bags are a household favorite because of their versatility and comfort. These squishy seats mold to your body, providing a cozy and supportive spot to relax. Whether you're watching TV, reading a book, or playing video games, bean bag chairs offer a laid-back seating option that appeals to people of all ages. However, purchasing a bean bag can be costly, and the available designs may not match your taste. That's where the joy of DIY comes in as shown on TikTok by @jeneewhittier -– crafting or styling your own bean bag chair allows you to customize it to your liking and save some money in the process.

To make your own 5-foot bean bag chair, all you need is some shredded foam, a liner, and a bean bag cover. Start by placing the vacuum-sealed shredded foam into the liner (@jeneewhittier used an old brown king-size duvet to serve this function), ensuring an even distribution for optimal comfort. Once filled, stitch up the liner securely, creating a makeshift bean bag insert. Slip this into your chosen bean bag cover, zip it, and there you have it -– your very own personalized bean bag chair. This DIY project not only allows you to control the firmness of your bean bag but also recycles an old duvet, contributing to a more sustainable DIY project.

In replying to a question about how much she spent on this project in total, @jeneewhittier said it cost her $150, and she's very happy with the result.

Crafting a seashell-style bean bag from denim and foam

Like @utopia.us on TikTok, you can take your DIY skills to the next level by creating a unique seashell-shaped bean bag with four legs using excess denim as the primary material and lots of foam filling (worth about $150 according to @utopia.us). He starts by cutting the denim into the required patterns including the pieces for the legs. He stitches the denim parts together, leaving an opening for the foam. He then inserts the foam, ensuring it fills every nook and cranny (of course, how much foam you put in will depend on how firm or soft you want your bean bag to be), seals the bag, and voila! You see him sitting on a stylish denim seashell bean bag with his pets, perfect for lounging in style.

For those new to DIY, consider using sustainable material alternatives like old clothes or shopping bags to fill cozy DIY bean bags or sturdy canvas fabric for a durable yet straightforward project. The possibilities are endless, offering you a creative outlet that not only results in comfortable seating but also adds a personal touch to your living space. So, grab your materials and let your imagination run wild — the satisfaction of crafting your own bean bag awaits!