Before I talk about how I made these seats here a quick little note;
Dear Dairy Farmers,
I did not steal your milk crate. I found it down the side of my house. It was here when I moved in and it was covered in cobwebs and paint. I didn’t think you would want it back looking like that so I gave it a new happier life and… insert something about possession being 9/10ths of the law…
Ok now that’s out of the way here is how to make one of these neat little seats.
What you will need;
- 1 milk crate – you can buy these at Reverse Garbage places if you aren’t so lucky to ‘find’ one living beside your house.
- 1 hessian bag – I got mine at Reverse Garbage they are $3! Bargain. It needs to be at least 91cm x 72 cm to fit the milk crate inside.
- 1 cushion insert – I just used an old one from my lounge – a standard cushion insert is the perfect size.
- Staple gun
Put the crate inside the bag and push it all the way to the bottom. Then put the cushion insert on top of the crate inside the bag. This might be a tight squeeze and can take a bit of fiddling to get in the right position.
Once the cushion is on top of the crate you fold the side of the bag around the crate like you would a wrap present and staple gun the bag to middle flat section of the crate.
All of your staples will be going into the flat plastic middle section of the crate. And it is much easy to staple one folded section at a time otherwise the staples wont go through the thickness of the hessian bag.
That’s it turn it over and have a seat!
These seats are really easy to make and a inexpensive way to make some extra seating for outdoor bbq’s or parties. Mine cost $3 to make. I made the darker two last summer and at first the hessian bag can be a little scratchy but after a few sittings they are really comfortable, light and handy extra seating to have around.