The Easiest DIY Ever: Faux Sheepskin

I have the easiest DIY for you ever. All you need is some fabric and a pair of scissors. Seriously. This is my favorite kind of DIY since it’s instant gratification. It’s so simple but it adds such a luxurious feel. I’m talkin’ texture. Layering texture into a room just makes it feel so much better. I just don’t know how else to say it. Especially when it’s such a soft, yummy texture.

DIY Faux Sheepskin

A couple of days ago I recovered an old ottoman that was in our basement. I wasn’t really planning on it, I just did it on a whim. That happens sometimes. I just felt the need to make it useful. I mean, how could an ottoman not be useful anywhere in our house? I am a girl that likes to put her feet up. Anyway, after I recovered the ottoman I felt like it needed something else. Something a little yummy and kinda glam. Like this Bunny Faux Fur from Hancock Fabrics.

I have always loved those small sheepskin rugs and blankets you often see in decorating magazines thrown over the foot of a bed, tossed over a sofa or draped over an ottoman. But come on, white? I just couldn’t justify spending a lot of money on something that I can’t throw in the washing machine with bleach in a home where we actually use things. This isn’t exactly a museum. But, the fabric I bought at Hancock Fabrics was only $21.99 per yard and I only needed HALF a yard plus I had a 40% off coupon. This I could handle.

I measured the length of the ottoman I would use it on then cut the fabric to the right length.

Bunny Faux Fur

Then I googled Sheepskin Rugs to find a shape that I wanted and I cut one side to look like the image.

Faux Sheepskin DIY

Then I just folded it in half lengthwise and cut the fabric on the other side following the pattern from the first side.

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin


Then I tossed it on the ottoman.

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin


DIY Faux Sheepskin

Combined with my DIY tray tables this is the perfect, cozy little spot to put my feet up and relax after a long day at work. The ottoman might eventually make its way into the guest room (while I have the coral ottoman recovered) but for now it’s perfect where it is.

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  • Sammi @ Every Home is a Castle

    May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    This turned out great! I love the styling as well, I can so imagine curling up with my feet up enjoying a glass of wine. Fantastic job :)


      May 27, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Hi Sammi! Thanks so much! It was so simple, but sometimes it’s the little things in life right? :)

  • Erica

    May 27, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Love this! Love how quick and easy it is – definitely makes it easier to DIY when minimal steps are involved! Great photos, too :)


      May 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Thanks so much Erica!! I’m all about an easy DIY.

  • Amanda Michelle

    May 28, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Great post. Seriously I am so into “instant” DIY right now and this is totally awesome. So awesome I’m featuring you on Thursday STYLE this week! :)


      May 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Thanks so much Amanda! That’s great news! Can’t wait to check out all the other features.

  • Alexis @ Persia Lou

    May 29, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Love the high-end look on the cheap! And you can’t beat a ten minute DIY. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Makers. :)


      May 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Hi Alexis! Thanks so much! Yeah, sometimes I only have time for a ten minute DIY. Ha!

  • Angela (Life in Velvet)

    May 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    So gorgeous and genius! I love all of the layers in your living room! It’s such a beautiful space :)


      May 30, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Angela! It’s a work in progress, but it’s slowly coming along.

  • Corey @ Tinysidekick

    May 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    You’re right Stephanie, absolute instant gratification. Love the texture it adds to a room. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!


      May 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Thanks Corey! I’m all about texture and comfort lately. I might have to make another one for the bedroom!

  • Sheryll & Critters.

    June 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love your quick, new throw! If I were you, I would try very hard not to get it dirty, cause I doubt it will wash well at all. You might have to do a simple soak in Woolite and just let it drip dry flat. And then it might not fair so well. That stuff mats. Well at that price it sure should not. I never make it into the fabric store here and it is not close. I miss being able to look often.


      June 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks Sheryll! Yeah, I think it’s more of a “decor only” kinda thing. I don’t get to the fabric store a lot but I love to browse They have an awesome selection of fabrics. And good prices too! You should check it out.

  • Olivia Berg

    June 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    So glad I found your blog! (or, you found my blog then I found your blog haha!) I love this easy project…sassy and savvy! I’m going to try it in our formal living room!


      June 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Olivia! Let me know how it turns out. So glad I found your blog too!

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