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DIY Safety Strap (Ikea High Chair)

We happen to live fifteen minutes from my mother-in-law who is wonderful with my son. She watches him from time to time, along with a few of the other small children in our family. So, I’ve been keeping my eye out for an inexpensive high chair for her home for a while now. When I spotted someone selling the Ikea high chair for $10 I was so excited. Once I got home however, I noticed that it was missing a safety belt. Bummer.


After a quick scan of Pinterest (with no luck), I had a bright idea of my own! I must have been feeling super resourceful that day because I came up with the easiest DIY safety straps ever (not to mention the cheapest!).

What You’ll Need: img_20160915_125155
  • Fanny Pack
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
DIY How To:

Guys, this seriously couldn’t be any easier. I found this super stylish fanny pack at my local consignment store for a whopping $0.50. I threw it in the washer and was ready to go.

Start by cutting off the straps on each end.

Next, unbuckle the straps and thread the cut side through the slot in the high chair.



Fold the straps accordion style. Then using a needle and thread stitch back and forth, going over it several times to make a sturdy seam. Repeat on the other side.


And here is the finished product!  Time wise, this cost me a quick trip to the consignment store, and about 10 minutes of work. Anything that easy is definitely a favorite of mine. I’m always on the hunt for quick, easy DIY tips! What are some of your favorite DIY’s for home and family?

Lots of love,




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