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DIY Patio Furniture for Father's Day

To really wow dad, give him a retreat in his own backyard! This backyard lounge furniture and cushions cost less than $100 and took just a few hours to make. You can also make your own no-sew cushions with this easy tutorial.

For this project, you'll need wooden pallets, which you can often get from stores for free.

DIY Pallet Patio Furniture

  • 9 to 12 Patio Chair Cushions
  • 9 wooden pallets
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint Roller Kit
  • gallons of Olympic Exterior Satin White Latex-Base Paint
  • Tarp or plastic (To protect surface from paint)
  • Rust Oleum Never Wet Multi-surface liquid repelling treatment
  • drill
  • wood screws
Place a pallet onto your plastic tarp. Paint the pallets with a roller or a brush. It is up to you how much you want to cover the pallet. To seal and protect the pallets from water damage, use the Rust Oleum Never Wet Multi-surface liquid repelling treatment, following the instructions on the 2 step process. Once the pallets are dry, arrange them in a way that suits your space. We put two pallets on top of each other on the bottom layer for seating and then propped more pallets up vertically to make the back of our lounge furniture. Using a drill and screws, secure the sides to the base. Put your cushions on top and enjoy!

DIY Pallet Patio Cushions

  • 9 to 12 yards of sturdy outdoor material or other material
  • Stuffing of your choice (You can use already made pillow forms or Poly-fil)
  • Rust Oleum Never Wet Multi-surface liquid repelling treatment
  • Hot glue gun or sewing machine and thread
Cut out the size you would like the cushion to be. Most pallets are 4 ft x 4 ft, so you would want to cut your material to 50"x50". Next, cut a band of material that's 200" x 4" so it will go all the way around the material. Now, hot glue or sew the edge of the right side up of the band to the edge of the right side up of one of the 50"x 50" squares. Let that dry and repeat the same step with the other 50" x 50" square, leaving one of the sides not glued. Place your pillow form or poly fill into the pillow form and then seal the other edge with the glue. You can use the same Rust Oleum Never Wet Multi-surface liquid repelling treatment to protect the material from water damage.

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