Do you have a sad, flat bean bag chair at home? Well, my tutorial How to Refill a Bean Bag Chair is a quick and easy alternative to buying new. And boy, can new bean bag chairs be expensive. While visiting family over Super Bowl weekend, my niece asked if I knew how to help her refill a bean bag chair from her college days. Being familiar with Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler from Fairfield World™, I immediately said YES!
Refill a Bean Bag Chair with Fairfield World™ Classic Filler
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Here's what you need to Upcycle a Bean Bag Chair:
- Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler from Fairfield World™ – Two Bags, 2 cubic feet each
- Old Bean Bag Chair – check thrift stores
- Zip Ties – Two
- A Helper
Here's how to Easily Fill Up a Bean Bag:
After a quick trip to Joann and two bags of Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler later, we headed to the backyard to begin. I would recommend completing any project with Bean Bag Filler outdoors or in the garage. This chair had a double zipper closure, but no pulls on the zippers. Attach small zip ties, so opening and closing the chair is easier.
Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler has a plastic pour spout at the top of the bag with a resealable lid. Remove the lid and pour the bean bag filler into any size opening. Saving any unused product is a breeze, just screw on the lid.
Unzip a small section of the bean bag chair and shake all existing beans to the very bottom. Pour in the Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler. This process is easier with two people. One holding the bag and pouring with the other holding the bean bag chair off the ground.
As the bag of bean bag filler empties, roll the bottom of the bag toward the top to remove the air from the bag and force the beans out of the spout. Here is the bean bag chair after one bag (two cubic feet) of Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler.
Keep filling and shaking the bean bag chair to make sure that the filler beans are getting into all the nooks and crannies inside the chair. Here's what the bean bag chair looks like after both bags of Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler. SUCCESS!
Quick and Easy DIY How to Upcycle a Bean Bag Chair
I love that there are so many Fairfield World™ products available at Joann because it makes last-minute DIY projects like How to Refill a Bean Bag Chair a snap! Use Poly-Fil® bean bag filler to refresh or refill your bean bag chair that has flattened over time or create some new soft and supportive moldable furniture. These resilient 100% polystyrene beads conform to your shape to create a cozy comfortable feel and will far outlast recycled bean bag fillers.
We thought that Lola would enjoy a little sun in the back yard on the newly upcycled bean bag chair, but she was not interested! NOPE! Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler is also perfect for craft and sewing projects like travel pillows or the ever-popular Floam and Slime projects. Use them as a soil filler for potted plants.
The kids, however, are ALL IN for the newly filled comfortable, and cozy bean bag chair. Just in time to watch Super Bowl XV where our home team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, were the big winners!
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Fairfield World has a ton of great products that I love creating, so here are a few. Spring is coming and my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushions with Poly-Fil® NuFoam™ are quick and easy. Cute Tooth Fairy Monster Pillows for Boys and Girls are complete with FREE Patterns. Another fun upcycled project is How to Make a Wooden Crate Storage Stool Ottoman with Poly-Fil Cushion Foam.
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