Most of you are aware that producing clothes has a negative impact on the environment. The bleach, formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals are used while producing clothes.
The clothes also harm the environment when they discarded and thrown away. So, if you have got some old clothes, you can upcycle them for trendy and eco-friendly home décor. Here in this article, we have mentioned some of how you can convert your old clothes to decorative pieces.
1. Tank Top Tote Bag
You can easily convert an old tank into a Tote bag by stitching it from the bottom. You can now hang this specially designed Tote Bag on the wall hooks. You can use them for keeping your stuff, or you can also take them out as your new bag,
2. Sweater Ornaments
You can cut out your old, worn out sweater into different shapes and sizes and use them as a wall hanging for your home décor. They will add an extra touch of uniqueness to your house’s interior.
You may think it is not easy to stitch the cut outs on your own and you need a professional tailor. But, we can do it even at home if we have a sewing machine and a good overlock machine.
3. Pant Leg Wine Bag
You can smartly upcycle a pant leg to wine bag. You can attach some flowers and messages with the pant leg wine bag to make it even more special. Don’t you think it is an amazing use of your old jeans?
4. Belt vase
You can convert your old and unusable belt into a vase. Isn’t it surprising? I am sure you haven’t thought of that. You can easily convert your ordinary looking vase into a unique and creative masterpiece.
There are various ways to make a belt vase. For example, you can wrap your belt around the vase and stick it with some glue. Don’t forget to upload a photo of your vase the next time you put flowers in it.
5. Necktie zip pouch
I am sure you wouldn’t have thought of such a thing – necktie zip pouch. You can convert your old and unusable necktie into an amazing pouch. All you need to do is make a few stitches here and a few there.
You can use this pouches for storing various things such as your jewelry, makeup, etc.
6. Stuffed animals
It’s time to put your stitching skills to test. Can you upcycle your old sweaters and woolens to soft stuffed toys? Try making different animals and use ribbons and buttons to enhance their look.
You can stuff them with cotton and place them on your cupboards to get the attention of the guests.
7. Sweater lamp shade
Do you have a sweater that you love a lot but cannot wear it because it is worn out? Well, if you are not willing to throw it away, you can put it on your lamp shade.
Just cover your lampshade with an amazing sweater of yours to give it a different and unique look altogether.
You will surely get mesmerized once you turn on the lamp and see the light spread out amazingly.
8. A denim rug
Do you know a new carpet brings along nasty chemicals and off-gas in your home? So, rather than buying a new one, you can convert your old jeans into a denim rug. It is surely going to be the center of attraction for everyone visiting your place.
9. A pet bed
Are you planning to get your cat a new bed this winter? Well, you can make one. You can convert your old, worn out sweater into a pet bed which will also keep them from curling up in your clean laundry.
After all, pets love snuggling up with stuff that smells like their favorite people.
10. Old t-shirts into a quilt
Do you keep piling up old shirts just because they remind you of events you participated in or the memories you had wearing them? If so, you can convert them into a quilt by stitching together.
This way you will also avoid the chemical dyed bed sheets you were planning to buy for your house.
These are some of the DIY tricks you can try to convert your home into an eco-friendly one. Upcycling clothes can help keep clothing waste away from landfills. It will also reduce the demand to produce more clothing, accessories as well as those products that need environmentally-demanding processes.