West Elm Knock Off

Seriously you guys, I’ve been coveting these floor poufs since the first time I saw them. I don’t know about you but I don’t have an extra 250.00 laying around for a glorified floor pillow. My first thought when I saw the price was “Wow that’s a utility bill payment.” LOL. I’m so cheap. So On I went poufless and sad. That is until I was perusing pinterest for insperation and I found this fantastic tutorial over @ Retropolitan She took a 3 dollar IKEA Rug and made one! Right up my alley. Cheap, gorgeous, and easy. Not to mention the ENDLESS possibilities with fabric choices.

I pretty much followed her tutorial to the T. The only difference is I didn’t add a zipper to mine. The only reason I didn’t do so is I just didn’t have one at the time. So instead of adding a zipper I just hand sewed the pouf shut after I stuffed it. Just a side note Stuff the pouf much more than you think you should. It makes it look so much better when it’s tighter.

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Supplies You’ll Need:

*** This is Per Pouf****

  • 3 Yds of fabric (This is the fabric I used it was on sale for 5.00 dollars a yard. SCORE!!)***UPDATE That fabric is no longer available but here’s a very similar one IKAT Diamonds Fabric****
  • 1 and a half bags of bean bag filling.


  •  Sewing Machine
  • Needle and Coordinating Thread
  • Zipper if you choose to add one

After you gather your supplies just follow Erika’s Tutorial and you’re done.

This project took no time at all, and I’m so happy with the end product!



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40 Comments on West Elm Knock Off Floor Pouf

  1. Sarah
    05/29/2014 at 12:04 PM (4 years ago)

    I love it! I don’t think I could spend $250 on a floor pouf either but it seems I don’t have to go poufless forever thanks to your post 🙂
    Stopped by from the pin it thursday hop, definitely pinning this.

    Sarah xo

    • stacey
      05/29/2014 at 2:21 PM (4 years ago)

      So glad you like it, and super stoked there is going to be one less poufless person in the world. lol

  2. Emily, Our house now a home
    05/29/2014 at 4:23 PM (4 years ago)

    This is beautiful, I prefer the DIY one over the bought one. That is crazy for the price. I have some smaller poufs but I think a bigger one would be more functional. I love this idea!

    • stacey
      05/29/2014 at 5:10 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank You! Not to mention the bigger ones are more practical extra seating for adults. Have you ever seen a grown person try to use on of the smaller ones as a seat? Hilarious! But not to flattering, I’d actually like my guests to return.lol

  3. Amanda Cabe
    05/29/2014 at 10:35 PM (4 years ago)

    This is awesome and I MUST make one!! I am with the other person that commented, I think the one you made is even prettier than the West Elm Piece!! Nice Job!!


  4. Amanda @ The Kolb Corner
    06/01/2014 at 12:13 AM (4 years ago)

    I love this! AND I love the fabric you used! Thank you for sharing, I found it through the Cook It, Craft It, Share It link party.

  5. BrocanteuseRose
    06/02/2014 at 2:59 PM (4 years ago)

    Utility payment… hahahaha I think the exact SAME thing when I see the prices for poufs. (and other things) I also have pouf obsession what is with these little squares that go on the floor that have me drooling uncontrollably? It’s not like I lounge around on the floor all day, (i wish i did though) if I did I would never get up again. Not with out a lot of panting and a hoist anyway! 🙂

  6. Kelly Goldman
    06/03/2014 at 1:06 PM (4 years ago)

    Gosh, I’ve wanted one of these but haven’t gotten around to making one! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sara
    06/03/2014 at 1:46 PM (4 years ago)

    Love this hack! Saw you over at The Makers link party! You’re a girl after my own heart with that color combo!

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    • stacey
      06/04/2014 at 3:07 PM (4 years ago)

      HA! No kidding I dropped by and checked you out and I believe we could have been cut from the same color wheel! LOL Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    06/03/2014 at 4:25 PM (4 years ago)

    Ah! It turned out great! Nicely done! Thank you for linking up with us over at The Makers. 🙂

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    • stacey
      06/04/2014 at 3:05 PM (4 years ago)

      Thanks Alexis! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

    • stacey
      06/04/2014 at 3:05 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

  9. Amanda {Burlap & Babies}
    06/04/2014 at 4:06 AM (4 years ago)

    Love this! I think I might need to make one to go in the corner of my nursery. 🙂 I’d love for you to share this at my Motivational Monday Link Party that I just started yesterday! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them!


  10. Lila
    06/05/2014 at 5:38 AM (4 years ago)

    Your pouf is gorgeous!

  11. Deonna at the Child at Heart blog
    06/05/2014 at 6:25 PM (4 years ago)

    I like yours so much better! I saw these at target the other day and didn’t wanna spend almost 100 dollars for it…I’m inspired 🙂

    • stacey
      06/06/2014 at 6:20 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much! I know it’s crazy how expensive they are!

  12. Lydia Larae
    06/05/2014 at 9:18 PM (4 years ago)

    this turned out great! i like the fabric you chose! nice, pinning it! thanks for sharing.

  13. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    06/10/2014 at 7:51 PM (4 years ago)

    I love your pouf! Especially the fabric!! Nothing like a good knock off… I just did a west elm one too 🙂 Would love for you to share this or any DIY at our link party on my blog. 🙂

  14. Julia
    06/16/2014 at 5:31 AM (4 years ago)

    How do you think it would fair outside if i made one using outdoor fabric?? Not sure what the beanbag filler is like. I would love a few of these for my screened in porch, but it does get wet in there if it rains hard. Thanks!


  15. Sarah @ Little Red Brick House
    07/01/2014 at 6:51 PM (4 years ago)

    This is amazing, Stacey! Yours looks way better than the West Elm one! And gorgeous fabric choice!

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    • stacey
      07/01/2014 at 7:23 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you Sarah, I’m so glad you like it!

  16. Whitney
    07/01/2014 at 9:37 PM (4 years ago)

    Just found your blog from the Blog Hobnob link up! I’m excited to be following along now via Bloglovin’! Yay for a new blogging buddy 🙂

  17. Meghan
    02/27/2015 at 3:24 PM (3 years ago)

    What are the dimensions of the final product? We need something in front of our oversized chairs but I don’t want anything too big.

    Love the fabric.

    • stacey
      03/03/2015 at 8:05 AM (3 years ago)

      Mine is actually 24wx24Lx18h It’s rather large but you could honestly do it any size using her tutorial. I think for my next one I’ll do it taller and not as wide.

  18. Faith
    03/02/2015 at 9:19 PM (3 years ago)

    I love this! Thanks for saving me so much money! I can’t wait to make this myself.

    Ps. Where did you get your beautiful chair from?

    • stacey
      03/03/2015 at 8:03 AM (3 years ago)

      You’re welcome! I just love it when I can help people save money. That chair is part of my furniture set from restoration hardware. We got it, a couch,and the matching ottoman on clearance.

  19. Delphine
    03/23/2016 at 3:22 PM (2 years ago)

    Wonderful! I just stumbled upon this site and I really like it! Thanks Stacey!

    • stacey
      03/23/2016 at 3:36 PM (2 years ago)

      Oh I’m so happy you’re here Dlephine! Take a look around there’s plenty to see.

  20. Jennifer
    06/25/2016 at 4:16 PM (2 years ago)

    What kind of fabric did you use? I tried your link but it wouldn’t work. :/

    • stacey
      06/27/2016 at 1:13 PM (2 years ago)

      I’m sorry Jennifer but Jo-ann no longer sells it! Here’s a link to a very similar fabric http://fave.co/29h01tE

      • Jennifer
        06/27/2016 at 1:20 PM (2 years ago)

        Thank you. What type of fabric? Like cotton or the thicker outdoor fabric?


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