Parents know how hard it is to make things last as long as they can. But even the best-loved items get worn down and used up, especially bed sheets. But before you toss out your bedsheets this year why not try and find a new use for them. You’ll be surprised by the 41 ways we’ve found that bedsheets can be used.
1. Sleeping Bag Liners
Whether you’re camping in the backyard or the great outdoors, sleeping bag liners can help make your rest that much more comfortable. That’s why many DIY enthusiasts take old bedsheets and make sleeping bag liners out of them. You can learn how by checking out this link.
2. Easy to Make Cleaning Rags
Those old bedsheets don’t have to go to waste. Cut them up into easy to manage portions and you have handy cleaning rags. Save money on paper towels and use these washable options.
3. Plant Covers
If you and your family grow fruits, vegetables, or flowers, you know how important your plants can be. That’s why some family gardeners use bed sheets as plant covers. Keep the heat in the soil and limit how much cold reaches your tall plants. This works best with a cold gardening frame.
4. From Cover to Headband
Did you know that bedsheets can become fashion accessories? We didn’t either. But you’ll see how cool bedsheet headbands can be if you check out this link.
5. Wire-hanger Covers
Do you want to add a touch of color and design to your closet and wardrobe? Then why not use your old bedsheets as wire hanger covers? Not only do you add a touch of personalized design to your dressing experience, but you might provide an extra layer of protection for sensitive fabrics. Check out how, here.
6. Grocery Bag Holders
Stop shoving spare grocery bags into big clumps in a closet. Bed sheets can be used to create handy bag holders to keep them stored in a nice and neat place. You can learn how by checking out the video.
7. Dandy Draft Catcher
Winter is coming and that means chilly homes from exterior door drafts. Unless you try this handy use for old bedsheets. Limit the amount of draft coming into your home to keep your house warmer. Best of all, it can help you save energy on heating.
8. Make an Apron
The best part of this craft project from Whitney Sews is how easy it is. All you need are scissors, needle and thread, and your choice of old bedsheets. Then you can have a lovely apron that’s perfect for everyday use. Watch the video to learn more.
9. Make a Cute Maxi Dress
Save money on clothing shopping by trying out this cute Maxi Dress craft recipe. This way you can turn your old bedsheets into fun fashion statements. Perfect for around the house or for fun family gatherings. Check out the video for more details.
10. Sheets to Drapes
Did you know you can turn your favorite old bedsheets into lovely drapes for your home? Well now you do and the recipe lies right here. With these easy steps, you can have gorgeous new drapes that you won’t find anywhere else.
11. Furnishings Makeover
Do you want to add colors and designs to a bedroom or living space? Then use Mod Podge to attached old bedsheets to add unique designs to your items. This creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind designs that you are sure to love. Learn more, here.
12. Turn Sheets into a Movie Screen
Your old white sheets are just the right color to host a unique movie night if you have access to a projector. Just iron it out before movie night and you’re all set. Best of all, their lightweight makes it easy to hang from any overhead area so it can just hang down, as long as it’s undamaged and unblemished.
13. Chew Toys for Best Dogs
Why spend money on expensive chew toys when you can make your own out of unused and unwanted bed sheets. If you follow the instructions in the video you can have decently tough braided chew toys that your hounds are sure to love. So check it out and see if you can make the most affordable chew toys around. Best of all, your kids will love playing with them and your dogs.
14. Improvised Pillowcases
If you follow the instructions here, then you can make your own bed sheet pillowcases. All you need is to cut your sheets into equal sizes to match your pillow to be. Sew around the edges, then turn them inside out to create your brand new pillowcase.
15. Reusable Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags
Are you tired of hunting for shopping bags for your next trip? Do you want another alternative to collecting plastic store bags for your next shopping trip? Then bed sheet shopping totes are an excellent option. You can learn how to make these fun craft projects in the video.
16. Bed Sheet Crib Mobile
Do you or someone you know have a baby or has one on the way? Then try this craft project to create a colorful and money-saving addition to their baby room. If the image doesn’t tell you how cool this project can be, then check out the details at this link.
17. Fun and Affordable Rag Rugs
Want to add color and design to your home without breaking the bank? Then turn those old bedsheets into a work of art with this neat rag rug project. The finished product looks like something you’d see at department stores across the country. Find out how by checking out this link.
18. Bed Sheet Pajama Bottoms
From one-bedroom use to another, your old bedsheets can become comfy and soft pajama bottoms. Bed sheets often come in fun and relaxing designs that will make bedtime that much more enjoyable. Best of all, it saves your family money. You can learn more about this project here.
19. Pleated Bed Skirts
Your favorite old bedsheets can have new bedroom life by turning them into pleated bed sheets. Your old sheets likely already fit your room decor so all you’re doing is giving them brand-new life. Keep your favorite bed linens close by following these directions.
20. Teepee for Kids
Old bedsheets can be used to make amazing teepee play areas for your children. It’s surprisingly easy to make and is a cool addition to a children’s room. You can find out how by checking out this link.
21. Comfy Shower Curtains
Check out these instructions to learn how you can turn your most colorful bedsheets into shower curtains to die for. All it takes is a little sewing and you can make magical bed sheet shower curtains that will add color and design to your bathrooms. You won’t believe how easy it is until you see the instructions for yourself.
22. Gorgeous Gift Wrap Made of Fabric
One fun way to use old bedsheets is to turn them into colorful gift wrap. Less noisy than paper and a great way to avoid spending money on wrapping paper. You can even top this project off with a colorful bow or ribbon to match. Find out how with this DIY project.
23. How About Handbag Liners
Do you have an old purse or handbag that needs sprucing up? Then this DIY project will pull double duty in reusing your things and adding color variety. Just get your sewing supplies ready and follow these instructions.
24. Fabric Covered Bangle
Jewelry has never been more fun than it will be if you turn your old bedsheets into amazing wrist bangles. All it takes is any plastic bangle and enough fabric from your old sheets to cover it. Want to find out how? Check out these instructions.
25. Fitted Bed Sheets
Take your old bedsheets, add some elastic, and with just a little sewing skills you’ve made magic. This vastly extends the life of your old sheets by turning them into fitted sheets. It’s not even that difficult as you’ll see when you read these instructions.
26. Classic Rustic Quilts
We’re surprised no one thought of this sooner. But if you cut up your old bedsheets into patches you can make gorgeous multicolored quilts. Just in time for your favorite rustic holidays or themed events. Learn more over here.
27. Double-sided Placemats
If you want to add color and fun to your mealtimes or activity settings, then try out this DIY project for double-sided placemats. Imagine having the versatility in color design combined with the sturdiness of your best old bedsheets for gorgeous placemats around your home. Find out how at this link.
28. Wall Hoop Art
Are you looking for fun designs to add to your child’s nursery or playroom? Then these Wall Hoop art pieces may be what you’re looking for. Add color, style, and fun shapes to your child’s living area. Find out how here.
29. Bird Nesting Material
Birds enjoy strips of paper and cloth as part of their nest design plans. So try cutting up your old bedsheets and leave them arranged in your yard during the spring. Soon you’ll find your old bedsheets woven into bird nests all across your neighborhood for the most colorful spring.
30. Turn your old sheets into drop cloths
The next time you need to paint your walls or ceilings, don’t waste money on drop cloths. Just take your old bedsheets and get to work. You’ll save money and can throw away the old sheets for easy disposal or wash them to reuse for your next painting project.
31. Try this Garment Bag
An easy project for your bed sheet needs is to turn those old fabrics into garment bags. They’ll keep your clothes nice and safe without causing any problems for most materials. You can learn how by checking out this link.
32. Turn those Sheets to Compost
If you need some high-quality compost for your gardening projects, then try tossing your old bedsheets into the mix. Most bed sheets will turn to useful compost in only 5 or 6 months and will give you plenty of useful material to work with. Staying green has never been easier.
33. Ironing Board Covers
Do you want better-looking ironing board covers? Or do you need to replace your covers? Then this tutorial will tell you how you can turn your old bedsheets into useful ironing board covers.
34. Make Fancy Doll Clothes
Do you want new clothes for your children’s favorite dolls? Do you want a fun and easy crafting project? Then you’ll love this DIY doll clothes tutorial.
35. Leaf Removal Sheets
An old sheet lying on the ground is a great way to get rid of your old leaves. Just rake everything onto the sheet. Then bag it and take it away.
36. Colorful Bulletin Board Cover
Add spice to your bulletin boards with this colorful project. All you need is an unfolded sheet and you’re one step away from making a snazzy addition to your office. Best of all it’s easy to pin items to the board through the sheet material. You can find out more right here.
37. Comfy Cozy Pet Bedding
Take your old sheets and reuse them as bedding for your pets. All you have to do is wrap the beddings cushions inside of the sheet and you’re done. You could also use it as a floor lining of a cage or pet carrier to offer that much more comfort.
38.Brand New Seat Covers
Are you tired of your plain car seats? Then why not protect your car seats with attractive bed sheet covers. It provides extra security from spills and messes and adds a splash of color for those long road trips. This works best with fitted sheets but regular sheets can work just as well.
39. The Perfect Picnic Cover
Old Bed Sheets are perfect for creating the best spots for your next picnic. This keeps your brand new bedsheets safe at home and gives you that classic picnic feel. Best of all, you can keep this folded in your car just in case you find yourself at an impromptu picnic or lawn-scursion.
40. A Wonderful Donation
If you can’t come up with any other use for your old bedsheets then consider giving them up for donations. Lots of shelters and organizations are always looking for good quality bed sheets to line beds for persons in need. Just look up your local charities and see who’s in need of sheets to get started.
41. Old Fort Bed Sheet
Offer your old bedsheets to your children so they can make incredible pillow forts during playtime. This gives them an outlet for creativity and spares your new bedsheets from the risk of damage. We especially recommend this during a spooky party night with flashlights and stories.
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