Our towels can get worn out in a short amount of time, especially the cheap ones. It’s a waste to throw them away, so why not upcycle them?
There are many ways to use this humble tool around your house. Here are a few ideas for what to do with old towels so you can maximize their use.
Make A Pet Bed
Make a cozy space for your pet to relax on by sewing two towels together. You can find a tutorial on how to make one here.
Make A Watch Band
Need a new watch band? Make one out of your old towels. You’ll find the tutorial here.
Want some super cozy slippers?
Grab a pair of flip-flops and sandals and cover them with pieces of a towel. Get the full set of directions here.
Turn your old bath towels into pretty kitchen decorations with a few stitches and some embellishments. Learn how to make one here.
Make a bath pouf that you can easily toss in the washing machine from old towels.
Get the tutorial on how to make it here.
Need a little organization in your life? Turn an old bath towel into a hanging caddy.
These are great to use in damp bathrooms because you can just toss it in the washing machine or handwash it if it starts to smell mildewy. Learn how to make this cloth caddy here.
Terry cloth also makes a great fabric, you can create a beach bag out of upcycled beach towel. You can find the directions on how to make one here.
Towels also make super cozy pillows. Just stitch a few pieces of them together and fill it with stuffing.
Don’t buy expensive disposable Swifter pads.
Use a small towel or piece of one on your Swifter instead. You can put them in the washing machine and use them over and over again.
What to do with old towels? Make bibs!
Instead of buying baby bibs you can recycle old towels and make your own. You can find the directions on how to make them here.
If you don’t know what to do with old bath towels, you can transform them into a towel pot holder. Get the instructions here.
Cover A Chair
Use an old sheet to change the look of a chair and give you some cushioning.
Now that you know what to do with old towels, you’ll probably think twice about throwing them away. Of course, it’s still better to buy ones with great quality so they would last longer. And when they are worn out? There are many things you can upcycle them into!