A single comforter can be a lifesaver in the winter. Two comforters are okay, because there’s nothing wrong with having a backup, especially on laundry day. But when you have three or more, you’re running the risk of turning into a comforter hoarder. But instead of tossing those old comforters away, why not give them a second chance at life by repurposing them like this?
1. TURN IT INTO A DOGGY BED
No kids? No problem. If you happen to have a dog, you can turn your comforter into a snuggle sack your furry child can enjoy. Not only will they be able to sit or lay on top of it, but they can crawl right into it and stay toasty warm.
2. MAKE A DIY SLEEPING BAG
If the comforter is large enough, you can use a pair of scissors, a zipper, and a sewing machine to turn it into a DIY sleeping bag. It’s a lot cheaper than buying the real thing, plus they’re great for kids who want to go camping.
3. THEY’RE GREAT FOR PICNICS
They make a perfect place to park your butt or lay down when you’re setting up a picnic at the park. In fact, you could also use them at the beach or when you’re out camping, and it’s a lot more cushioned than a standard blanket.
4. USE THEM TO PROTECT YOUR PLANTS
When the temperature drops, a lot of plants and flowers don’t survive the harsh winter. But if you’re a Mr. or Mrs. Green Thumb and don’t want Mother Nature to massacre your plants, cover them up with your old comforters.
5. TURN IT INTO A BABY PLAY MAT
Babies love soft things that they can lay on, crawl on, or play on. So if you’re not going to use your comforter anymore, cut it in half and allow your baby to play on it. It’s certainly a lot cleaner than letting them crawl around the floor.
6. MAKE A COMFORTER FORT
For those of you who have kids or are young at heart, nothing can be cooler than a fort. So grab some old comforters and some chairs to keep the fabric from crashing down on you, and enjoy your own quiet personal bubble.
7. GIVE YOUR COMFORTER A FACELIFT
When you simply love your old comforter but hate the print because it’s got stains or the print is downright nasty, try sewing a new piece of fabric on top of it. You could even find a print that matches your bedroom or living room. If everything fails and you have the time and patience to do it, try the patchwork look and watch how the entire room lights up.
8. TURN THEM INTO A MOVING BLANKET
A lot of your furniture, like an old antique mirror, computer monitor, flat screen TV, etc., could wind up being damaged during a move. So to prevent chipping, cracks, or scratches on your furniture, wrap them up in your old comforters. It’s how the pros do it.
9. MAKE A QUILT
Sometimes the best way to give your comforter new life is to transform them into something completely different. So chop up your old comforters into square pieces, sew them together and stuff them to create a quilt. You can also turn them into pillows for the entire family.
10. DONATE YOUR COMFORTERS
Rather than tossing them in the trash, you could donate your old comforters to a homeless or animal shelter. Donating them not only gets rid of unnecessary clutter in your closet, but you also wind up doing something that makes you feel good about yourself.
11. TURN IT INTO AN ORGANIZER
Cut a piece of fabric out of your old comforter as this will become the base for your organizer. The other piece will be cut into squares and used to make pockets. Sew the sides and bottom of the pockets onto the base and voila! You can use it to organize your craft supplies or mementos.