12 Ways to Upcycle Old Sheets


This guest post was written by Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts.

When I think Earth Day I immediately think of recycled crafts – you know, crafts using upcycled materials.  Give new life to something old.  My favorite favorite thing to repurpose is ….. SHEETS!!  They are so cheap at thrift stores and yard sales and give you so much yardage!  And they come in such a great variety of colors and patterns.

I’ve rounded up a dozen of my projects using sheets…

Rag Rug – cut those old sheets up into strips and make a rug!

Bulletin Board – wrap a ceiling tile in an old sheet and use it as a bulletin board:

Pajama Pants – a whole family worth of pjs out of one  discarded flannel sheet set:

Pillowcase Dresses – something to make from the pillowcases that come with the sheets:

and don’t forget that you use the plain white ones too – like in this Ghost Dress:

Tree Skirt – use a sheet as the base because it takes a lot of fabric:

Skirts – the possiblities are endless:

Light Box – use sheets to make a box for taking photos of small things:

Necklace – rolled flowers out of sheets can be made into necklaces and headbands:

Bag Lining – use your nice fabric on the outside, but on the inside use sheets as lining!

 Lounge Pants – use the top edge of sheets so you don’t even have to hem them!

Tablecloths – great cheap way to cover tables at craft fairs and parties:

Quilts – here the white space is all from a sheet:

Thanks for letting me share my love of Upcycling Sheets!!  I pick them up whenever I see them, so I have a whole stack in my craft room, ready and waiting for the right project to come along…..

Hope to see you over on my blog, Sugar Bee Crafts!!

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  1. I Trigonis says

    Great ideas! Especially like the light box and the rolled sheet flowers. Thank you, thank you.

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