If you’ve purchased a bag of shredded foam from Foam Factory for a DIY project, such as a foam sack or a kid’s crash pad, you might have a few pounds of foam left over. Instead of sticking it in the back of a closet or throwing it away, here are a few fun ideas to use up all that leftover foam.
Make or Repair Stuffed Animals for Kids
Forget the expensive DIY stuffed animal stores at the mall. With leftover shredded foam and some materials from the craft store, you and your kids can make your own stuffed animals right at home. This can be a great activity for birthday parties and sleepovers, too! You can also use the shredded foam to repair a much loved stuffed animal that has seen better days.
Make Foam Throw Pillows and Bolsters
Shredded foam works well in throw pillows and bolsters for the living room, guest rooms, and bedrooms. Simply stuff the foam into a liner in the desired shape or style, sew the liner, and then put a decorative pillow cover over the liner. Making your own throws and bolsters gives you a lot of flexibility with designs and patterns. This allows you to match your existing décor, or go in a different direction whenever you wish.
Make a Comfy Foam Pet Bed
Dogs and cats can be tough on their beds, but buying brand new beds from the pet store is even tougher on your wallet. If you’d rather skip the pricey pet products and make your own dog or cat bed instead, just gather your leftover shredded foam into a zippered cover. Depending on the size of your pet, you can even re-purpose an old pillow case as a cover. This type of pet bed is perfect for dogs and cats who like to burrow in before sleeping, so give it a try!
If you do not have any leftover shredded foam, that is okay! You can still get shredded foam directly from Foam Factory!