Roundup: 10 DIY Decor Projects Made from Old Clothing

by on Aug 26, 2013

Cloud-shaped pillows sit on an accent chair.Making Nice In The Midwest

We all have old, unused clothing hiding in the back of the closet, so why not upcycle it into something beautiful for your home? Here are ten great ways to give new life to that old sweater.   

Pennant streamers and a chair covering are made of strips of cut materials.

1. Make a colorful bunting using old t-shirts or scraps of fabric. [Photo: Giddy Stuff]

2. Weave all your old belts together to make an eye-catching new chair using this tutorial. [Photo: Saved By Love Creations]

Several pillows and wall hangings made from old clothes.

3. This rag rug is from Urban Outfitters, but you could easily whip up your own using this straightforward tutorial. Or this tutorial will show you how to use t-shirts as both the base of your rug and the shag. [Photo: Urban Outfitters]

4. Don’t throw out that sweater with a hole in the arm… use it to create a cozy new throw pillow. Find the full tutorial here. [Photo: HGTV]

5. Use that ratty old t-shirt to make this beautiful decorative pillow. Read more here. [Photo: Tea Rose Home

An abstract wall painting and a frilly beige pillow.

6. This is an easy one… frame a vintage silk scarf and hang it on your wall. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]

7. Make an Urban Outfitters inspired ruffled pillow using old t-shirts. [Photo: Curbly]

Natural elements are incorporated into the decor of a home.

8. When your kids outgrow their clothing, don’t toss it… make one of these beautiful quilts instead! Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: The Life of a Cheap Chickadee]

9. This fall wreath was made using an old striped shirt and other fabric scraps. [Photo: Life’s Little Embellishments]

10. Make these adorable cloud pillows using this tutorial. [Photo: Making Nice Things In The Midwest]

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