Padded cover for blanket box

We have an old blanket box that is going to be used as a toy box in the lounge.
We want to add a cover to make it look nice. Thought it might be nice to add a foam padding too so it can be sat on.
We are not very crafty but I was thinking we could
A - cover a piece of foam in fabric and some how fix to the lid.
B - have a elasticated bit of fabric (like an ironing board cover) to cover the lid and place some foam underneath.

Not sure if either of those work, any ideas?
Recently married and loving it x

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  • trix-a-belle
    trix-a-belle Posts: 1,480 Forumite
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    What is the box lid made of nightsky? If its wood & sturdy then that sounds like a great idea.
    I'd suggest pulling the fabric covering onto the underneath of the lid and stapling it to upholster it on so that it is held securely in place under tension.
    If you don't want to permanently attach it to the box i'd upholster it with staples onto a piece of mdf the size of the box lid and sit that on the top.
    if you've got a Dunelm near by they have upholstery foam in stores.
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  • nightsky224
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    What is the box lid made of nightsky? If its wood & sturdy then that sounds like a great idea.
    I'd suggest pulling the fabric covering onto the underneath of the lid and stapling it to upholster it on so that it is held securely in place under tension.
    If you don't want to permanently attach it to the box i'd upholster it with staples onto a piece of mdf the size of the box lid and sit that on the top.
    if you've got a Dunelm near by they have upholstery foam in stores.

    Yes it's wood and quite sturdy. Would I be able to staple on to the wood, I assumed the staples wouldn't go in.
    I would rather not permantly attach to be honest but worried it won't look that great with a cushion just sat on top.
    Recently married and loving it x
  • trix-a-belle
    trix-a-belle Posts: 1,480 Forumite
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    sorry missed your reply, yes staples would easily go into wood (use a wall/upholstery stapler not a desk one) you just need to make sure they are 10/12mm length
    as you're not wanting to attach permanently i'd create a cushion with an mdf base and sit that on the top of the box which wouldn't move as much as just a cushion with fabric on all sides which i'd think may slide about.
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