I finally did it! After months of saying I would, then wouldn’t, I finally got my act together and made a footstool out of eco bricks. And guess what…it was no where near as difficult as I thought it was going to be! I mean, it is far from perfect and I’ve already realised that it needs some tweaks, but, the hardest part is done and it is getting used!
If you’ve read my eco journey posts, you will know that it started with reusable wipes and eco bricking almost 3 years ago. My family all soon got involved in eco bricks and between us we had quite a collection. There used to be a lot of places accepting eco bricks so we always donated them to community projects but now that isn’t as common (partly due to covid), so I decided to put some of mine to use and make something!
So please see my eco-brick footstool! It is a little rough around the edges but it is already being used so I’m happy with that.
I used 6 eco bricks, some paper and parcel tape I had lying around, an old duvet cover, pillow and pillow case for padding, a neighbour gave me a piece of wood for the top and I bought some material to make a cover. All in all not a bad way to reduce and reuse a lot of items which would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
I’ve had loads of positive feedback on this on social media, I’d love to hear our thoughts too! Or have you built anything you can share with us?