DIY No-Sew Pleated Ottoman

I have a confession to make.  I own two sewing machines, yet I very rarely sew.  On the random occasion that I do get one of them out, it’s usually for something very simple and straightforward, like hemming skirts and other projects that only require sewing in a straight line.  Silly as it is, I’m highly intimidated by sewing projects.   If you, too, are a member of the I-wish-I-was-a-seamster club, you’ll be happy to see this fab no-sew pleated ottoman by Diane of In My Own Style.  That’s right, this is really a needle- and thread-free project!

While you won’t be needing any sewing skills for this project, it does require some very basic carpentry skills.  (Or a husband who doesn’t mind making a few cuts and driving a few screws on your behalf!)  Alternatively, you could hack the base using a crate.

[via One Pretty Thing]