It can be hard to throw things away sometimes, which ishow we all end up havingclosets overflowing with clothesand drawers overflowing with junk. As a matter of fact, we as humans havegrown familiar with the term “junk drawer” because the vast majority of us are terrible at getting rid of the things we no longer need.
One closet that tends to get particularly full is thelinen closet, also known as the closet where all of your old bed sheets are sitting, folded up all wrinkled and messily, for years and years.
So, what are you supposed to do with your old set of bed sheets when you update your bedroom decor, or when they get a bit too worn down?
There are tons of ways to repurpose your old bed sheets in incredibly useful ways. I bet you’ve never thought of these 11 genius suggestionsfor upcycling thembefore!
Do you think you’ll be using any of these DIY ideasto give your bed sheets new life? Let us know in the comments and
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1. Create A Garden Cover
If you love to garden, protect your delicate plants from frost or the searing sun using an old bed sheet. You’ll just need to get your hands on some wire or purchase some support hoops to drape the sheet over.
2. Make Your Own Dress
It’s hard to find a dress in a print you like, so why not make onefrom sheets that you already love? YouTuber Annika Victoriamade this adorable version, or you can follow your own favorite dress pattern using anyold sheets.
3. Protect Yourself While Changing A Tire
It can be very helpful to keep anold bed sheet in the trunk of your car in case of emergencies. What if you have to change a tire on your way to an important meeting or a nice dinner? You don’t want to have to lie on the ground in your nice clothes.
4. Craft A Hand Warmer
Cut up your old sheet into small rectangles and sew it shut on three sides. Fill it with dry rice or dry beans, seal it, and warm itup in the microwave on chilly mornings to keep your hands warm in your pockets!
5. Sew A Cloth Menstrual Pad
This one obviously isn’t going to be for everybody, but if you’ve considered reusable menstrual pads and you have a bit of sewing chops, you can utilize your old sheets as part of a homemadepad that will keep pounds of garbage out of landfills.
6. Create A Dog Bed
An anxious pet will love to sleep on a sheet that smells like you, because it will feel like you are right there with her. Use your old sheets as stuffing fora new dog bed and you’ll haveone happy canine.
7. Make A Reusable Shopping Bag
If you want to find a good use for your sheets while also helping the environment, turn them into some handy and adorable, reusable shopping bags, like theseon Shareably.
8. Weave A Rug
Rugs made from fabric scraps are great alternatives for high-traffic areas, or in areas that get a lot of wear and tear. You can use old bed sheets to weave a rug for your bathroom, or really for anywhere. There are many different designs, but thisbraided rug is quite pretty.
9. Create A Custom Shower Curtain
Whether you want to just use the patterned sheet as-is, or paint your own patterns on a white sheet so that you can get the exact color you need to match your bathroom, an old bed sheet is a great way to get a new look in your bathroom, like with this one fromWelcome to Heardmont.
10. Upgrade A Sleeping Bag
If you want a little bit extra between you and your thin sleeping bag, or if you want toeven just sew yourself a little pouch on the inside, old bed sheets are the perfect solution.
11. Cut Into Cloth Dinner Napkins
All this would take is sewing the hem up on whatever shape napkin you would like to make. It’s a simple change, but if you’ve got the sheets and you need the napkins, it’s perfect!
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