I picked up this cute little rocker at an auction a little while back. It was actually painted a dark green, and had no seat. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but the price was right, so I got it.
First thing I did was paint it a lighter, fun green.
Then I took some scrap fabric I had and tore two inch strips long enough to wrap around the seat frame and tie a knot. I used different shades of beige because I planned to spark it up with the quilt pillow.
I first started tying the strips all in one direction, tying each piece into a tight knot. I just randomly
picked colors in no particular order.
Once the knots were tied, I pulled the knots so they were underneath. I scrunched the strips together some, but not so much that they overlapped. The next group needed to be easily weaved through these rows. I trimmed the tails of the knots to about 2 inches.
Going in the opposite direction, I weaved the next set of strips in and out of the top rows. On this set, I continued under and weaved in and out of the lower rows and tied a tight knot. When all are done, I trimmed the tails of the knots to about 2 inches and tucked them up into the weaving.
The end result is this! Just as simple as making potholders as a kid!
The seat is strong and will make some little one a cute rocker.
I hope this sparks some ideas for your projects!