I have a confession to make you guys. Not everything in my house sometimes what it appears in photos. My favorite pouf that you see in all the photos has been hiding a little secret. I propped it up with a cooking pot for almost two years. It started with a small pot and ended up needing a full sized pasta pot. Yikes! And we used it like that too.
I kept putting it on my to-do list to re-stuff the thing but just didn’t feel like tackling that uninspiring project. Yeah I’d rather stencil a million squares on the wall. What’s wrong with me?!?! I’m still scratching my head about my priorities.
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I also hate styrofoam balls. Those pesky little things you get in some packages that are staticky and fly around and attach themselves to everything everywhere.
But one sleepless night I had a revelation about a trick for re-stuffing a deflated bean bag or pouf without any hassle. So I went on Amazon and ordered a bag of beans (find it HERE). The amount is too much for the small pouf but I like the idea of having more for next time when I will need to refill it again because I know I will. And I also discovered that my daughter would like to include them in slime projects 😉
How to stuff a bean bag or pouf
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I mean, look at this sad bag! How could I?
Here is the type of needle, thread and seam ripper I used.
And a photo of the bag of bean bag filling (click HERE).
- I opened the bag in one spot with the seam ripper.
2. I ended up making a hole that was about three times as big as the one below where you can see the existing beans.
3. I took a grocery bag and started filling it up with beans until it was almost full.
5. then I knotted the top of the bag. (note: don’t fill it up too much because you still need to be able to squeeze the knotted bag through the bean bag hole.
5. stuff the filled grocery bag into the bean bag hole. This is a great trick because you don’t have to struggle with the pesky little styrofoam balls.
6. I ended up needing 4 stuffed grocery bags to make to pouf fully stuffed again. That’s how badly the pouf was deflated.
7. Then I lined up the seam again and with the grocery bag trick, I also didn’t have to struggle with little annoying balls while sewing it shut again. The curved needle makes it a lot easier in my opinion to efficiently close the pouf again.
The end! That’s it and easy peasy.
You can’t even tell the difference in the before and afters because the pasta pot did a wonderful job. However I was tired of dragging a pot around when we used the pouf.
Hope this helps someone out there who is tired of dealing with a deflated beanbag or pouf 😉 It really is an easy project and I have no clue why I waited for so long to finally tackle it.