Foam and sponge are easy to source and can be used for all kinds of DIY projects. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Make your own coasters: Just cut out a few discs of foam, glue them together in pairs with decorative fabric in between, and voila! You’ve got yourself a set of custom coasters.
Make a memory foam pillow: This one is especially great if you have neck pain or suffer from migraines. Just find a pillowcase that’s a little bit larger than a standard pillow, stuff it with foam, and stitch it up. The extra firmness will help support your head and neck.
Line your drawers: Cut pieces of foam replacement to fit the bottom of your dresser drawers and line them with pretty fabric. Not only will your clothes thank you, but it’ll also make reaching for that sweater in the back much easier.
Create your own stress ball! This one is super simple—just take a small piece of foam, shape it into a ball, and voila! You’ve got yourself a stress-relieving ball that you can squeeze to your heart’s content.
Don’t let those old sneakers go to waste: Turn them into comfortable slippers by lining them with foam pads. Just trace the outline of your shoes onto the foam, cut them out, and glue or sew them into place. Your feet will thank you when you slip them on after a long day.
As you can see, there are tons of ways to repurpose that extra foam padding you have lying around. So next time you’re looking for a fun DIY project, consider giving one (or all!) of these ideas a try.
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The Foam Factory has over 30 years of experience in everything foam, rubber, sponge, and upholstery related. They also offer custom cutting services to ensure that you get the perfect fit for your project. Whatever your foam needs may be, the Foam Factory is there to help!