Wednesday, August 30, 2006

WFMW: New Uses for Old Tablecloths!



Do you have an old holiday tablecloth that has too many stains to use on your table? Instead of turning it into rags, why not cut out the nice parts and make some new things? For example, my mil had a Christmas tablecloth she used for years. It had holes in it and too many stains for good use. So I found enough unstained parts on it, where there were pretty Christmas designs, and made 4 Christmas stockings for my kids. I had a Thanksgiving tablecloth that had outlived its original usefulness...I made both an apron and some decorate pillows out of that. Aprons, napkins, pillows--if you can make it with a piece of cotton fabric, you can make it with a tablecloth!

7 comments:

org junkie said...

Okay that is impressive. I would love to do that because I love homemade things...problem is I'm totally not crafty. Every once and awhile I step out of my comfort box and make something but not to often :)

Kathleen Marie said...

Excellent ideas! Some people just have the gift! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Smart. I always wonder what to do with old clothes that are stained. I thought about a rag rug, but it looked like a lot of work. Any ideas?

slugmom said...

*giggle*
this entry needs a disclaimer that dysfunctional pack-rats should not read it. I can see myself saving boxes and boxes to make in to things "someday" ... LOL
I'm impressed with anyone who really DOES things!!!
:-)
Kim in MI

Lolly said...

Love your site. Great ideas and great food tips.

Mama Duck said...

Wonderful idea! Our tip is up and we're also hosting the Carnival of the Vanities this week if you haven't visited it already ;).

Rachel said...

very cool idea!

I also found that tablecloths with stains make great sit-on-the-beach blankets. They end up covered in sand anyhow, so no one notices the stains!

rachel
A gaggle of girls