11 Nifty Ways To Reuse Your Old Comforters Around The House

Don't get rid of your old comforters! Unless, of course, you want to donate them! But upcycling unused comforters will help you save money and reuse them in beautiful unexpected ways!

Posted on: March 13, 2017

11 Nifty Ways To Reuse Your Old Comforters Around The House

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

1. Turn It Into A Doggy Bed source

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

2. Make A DIY Sleeping Bag source

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

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

4. Use Them To Protect Your Plants source

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

5. Turn It Into A Baby Play Mat source

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

6. Make A Comforter Fort source

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

7. Give Your Comforter A Facelift source

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

8. Turn Them Into A Moving Blanket source

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

9. Make A Quilt source

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

10. Donate Your Comforters source

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

11. Turn It Into An Organizer source

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.