A few weeks back I posted about how to make a Moroccan pouf out of the world's ugliest party dress. In the interests of full disclosure, I pointed out that my end result was bigger and heavier than expected.
So, I followed my own instructions for a smaller pouf and took the big one apart, cut it down and resewed with my new dimensions.
Also, to battle pouf cellulite, I got two scrap pieces of 1/2 inch foam for $2.50 to line the sides of the pouf. This can be helpful even for a store-bought pouf, since they usually arrive unstuffed.
You may also recall that I've been in the market for a Moroccan tray to top off my pouf. I couldn't bring myself to spend $50 to $100 to accessorize something I made almost for free. A week later, I found a cheapo aluminum tray that was about to be tossed. So it's not a classy Le Souk item, but it'll work until I make a pilgrimage to Morocco and buy straight from the source.
It's actually sort of eerie how very specific free stuff shows up right about the time you need it
Last is an inspiration pouf by way of Viva Terra, the eco-friendly retailer. It's made from embroidered silk, but can't you just see a couple of party dresses here?