OLD CLOTHES?? ...
NEW PILLOWS AND MORE!
- Hang It Up: You can display it.
Old kimonos or vintage bathing suits are items of clothing that are
often displayed. We're partial to displaying clothing we wore as a kid.
There's something about small clothes that takes display clothing from
kinda creepy to cute.
- Box it:
Displayed in a shadow box display clothing is elevated from "Oops, I
forgot to put this away" to "I actually thought about this" status.
This is especially effective if it's a well-edited collection of old clothing.
- It's all in your headboard: Looking for a headboard? Try this or this.
- Tag, you're IT: Collect your tags to make a pillow. We have a friend who rips all the labels out of her clothes the minute she gets them home. "Too itchy," she complains.
- Accessories find new life: Weave belts into a chair seat, attach old watches to a drawer front to make a handle, make old sweaters into new pillows, and more.
- Mannequins and Dress Forms: Maybe it was too many 80s movies, but we love the look of incorporating old dress forms and mannequins into our home decor.
- Quilt It: Old baby clothes can be turned into a quilt; try it with grown-up clothes, from T-shirts to sweaters, even those that are too torn and tattered to find a second home.
- Light It Up: Try a Droog Lamp.
- Pillows: From sweaters to ties, pillows are the easiest DIY project using old clothes. Even scraps of clothes can be used to decorate a plain pillow.
- A Chair Seat: Use old sweaters to make a new upholstered chair covers.
- A Pet Bed: Your old sweaters can become your pet's new bed. No pet? Try this same technique for making yourself a bunch of new pillows.
- No Sweat: Old sweaters easily find new lives whether used "as is" or washed and felted. Try this vase cover to add a touch of winter to your home.
- Single gloves and socks: We save single socks and gloves in the vain hope that their mate will turn up again. Here's another idea of what to do with them.