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How To Recycle Home Decor Items For Extra Money

Actually, for anyone in a sewing business, this post will give you some tips for making items to sell, and whether you’re in a sewing business or just someone who likes to sew, these tips on how to recycle home decor items COULD be used  as a beginning of Christmas gifts.

The home decor items we’ll talk about today could be ones that you own that are no longer being used, OR you can get any number of the items from yard sales, flea markets or thrift stores.

** Old worn towels can be used to make pot holders.

** Old worn towels can be used to make mop covers and broom covers to aid in cleaning ceiling corners and under furniture and appliances.  The covers can be removed and washed after using.

** Old sheets and/or curtains can be cut into 1″ strips, then braid 3 strips together and make the braided pieces into place mats, pot holders or decorative hot plat mats for the table.

** Old sheets can be cut into smaller sizes for baby doll quilts — decorate them with fabric flowers or cut flower appliques from other outgrown garments to attach to the baby doll quilts.

** Decorative pillow cases can be used to make smaller throw pillows for a child’s room.

Look around at what you have that is no longer being used to see if it could be used for making craft items to sell, or into gifts for those on your Holiday gift list.  If you’re like me – when I started looking around for “no longer being used” decor items, I came up with a stack of stuff on the couch, so now I have to start digging in and deciding what all I can make.

If you have any other ideas and tips on how to recycle home decor items, let us know and we’ll pass it along.

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