Blanket Chair

With a plush, new cover, you can turn a simple butterfly chair into just the thing for your reading nook. After upcycling a thrift-store picnic blanket into a chair cover, you just may find yourself fighting over a chance to enjoy this delightfully cozy seat.

Materials & Tools

  • Butterfly chair
  • Picnic blanket (preferably wool)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine



  • The easiest blankets to use are boiled wool, as they don't fray when you cut them.
  • Or use an old quilt for a very charming effect.
  • Check out local flea markets, thrift stores or online.