Crafts & DIY
Instead of tossing old comforters, here are 11 clever ways to reuse them around the house
D.G. Sciortino
02.23.17

Comforters are one item that can help make your house cozy, but they can also make your house crowded when old ones start piling up. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can reuse your comforters and stretch the dollars you spent on them. Here are 11 ways you can repurpose a comforter.

Save It For a Picnic or the Beach

Bedroom comforters can also create a smooth clean surface when you’re outdoors on a picnic or at the beach.

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DIY Sleeping Bag

All you need is a comforter, some scissors, a zipper, and sewing machine to make your own sleeping bag. Check out the tutorial here.

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Make It New

Do you love how cozy your comforter is but hate the outdated print that no longer matches your bedroom? Try sewing a new piece of fabric to the top of it and give it a brand new look. This is a great fix for stains on white down comforters.

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Use It As a Play Mat

Toss it on the floor so your baby has a soft surface to crawl and play on. You can even cut it in half if you want to shorten it.

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Turn It Into A Bed For Your Pet

Your pet likes a cozy place to sleep just like you do. Check out this tutorial from Pet Helpful to learn how to transform a comforter into a snuggle sack for your pup.

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Make a Blanket Fort

Grab some old comforters and some chairs or PVC pipes and make yourself a magical blanket fort.

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Use Them to Cover Your Plants

Some plants need to stay warm even when the temperatures drop. You can wrap them in your old blankets to protect them during the winter.

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Use It As a Moving Blanket

When you have to transfer or move furniture, it’s best to wrap your pieces in blankets to prevent chips and scratches. It’s what the professionals do.

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Make a Quilt or Some Pillows

Chop up your old comforters into square pieces, sew them together and fill with some stuffing to create a quilt or some pillows.

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Donate It

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There are lots of places, like animal shelters, that could use your old comforters and blankets. Consider donating the ones you don’t need and giving them a second home.

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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