Upcycling, the process of creatively repurposing old items into something useful, is a great way to downsize on items you don’t use by converting them into decorations, gifts and practical items. Try these ideas for ways to reuse your outdated wardrobe items.
T-Shirt Quilt: Have a stack of beloved T-shirts you can’t bear to toss? Repurpose them into a quilt to combine sentimental value and practicality.
Fabric Rug: Old clothes can be made into colorful fabric yarn and knitted into a unique floor covering. (Read DIY Fabric Rug for full instructions.)
Sweater pillows: Old sweaters can be made into charming decorations by felting (washing and drying wool so it shrinks into a dense fabric) then cutting out shapes, stuffing them and stitching them together. These tiny pillows make a cute addition to gifts, or look adorable tossed in a bowl. Find a tutorial for the one pictured above from the blog Your Homebased Mom.