Wondering what to do with old curtains or drapes? Whether you're updating one room or you’re refreshing the whole house with new drapes, curtain panels, or valances, here are six ways you can reuse and recycle those old window treatments.
1. Turn them into a decorative shower curtain.
Getting rid of your grommet-topped curtains? Turn them into a decorative shower instead. All you have to do is attach the grommet-tops to the shower curtain rod and you’re set. Some light sewing may be required if your curtains are too long—but overall this is an easy way to repurpose your old drapes.
2. Use them as a drop cloth.
Love to paint? Have kids or watch after the grandchildren that love to craft? If so, you know that things can get messy. Use your damaged or outdated curtains as a drop cloth for messy art projects or for repainting the walls in your home.
3. Craft a table runner.
Love the design of your old window treatments, but still want an update? Use the old drapes or curtains as a table runner in your dining room. You may have to get a little crafty, but any savvy seamstress can pull it off.
4. Sew them into throw pillows.
Another great option? Throw pillows! Simply cut your old drapes, sew, and create covers for your pillows quickly and easily. It’s a perfect solution when looking to add a pop of color to your living room, guest room, or bonus room.
5. Design cloth face masks.
Looking for timely design ideas? Fashion cloth masks out of your old curtain material to wear when grocery shopping or on a walk. As mask mandates become the norm across the nation, this can be a budget-savvy way to keep your family safe.
6. Donate then to a charity.
Have you ever heard the phrase “one man’s trash is another man's treasure”? Just because you’re looking for a fresh set of curtains, doesn’t mean they’re old or worn. Your window treatments might be just right for someone else, so don’t throw them out. Find a local or national charity that takes used home goods online and schedule some time to drop them off.
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