How to recycle old bras

How to recycle old bras

All of us women will have happened to have old bras and not knowing what to do with it. On the one hand we would like to throw them away, because maybe they are worn out or oversized. On the other hand, sorry to throw them away without giving them another possibility of use.

For this, recycling comes into play: it is in fact possible to reuse bras, give them a second chance by transforming them into something completely new!

Read on to find out how to recycle bras.

How to recycle old bras

There are several ways to reuse the bra in everyday life. Thanks to creative recycling, it is possible to transform the bra into bags to perfume the drawers, or into incredibly fashionable bags. Just invest some of your time, have a little patience and let your imagination run wild!

The first step in recycling old bras is to evaluate their structure: consider if lace is present, analyze if the color lends itself to a particular purpose or not, understand if it is too big or too small for a particular use. That way, we might already get a good idea of ​​what his next role will be!

Turn your bra into a scented pouch

To transform them into scented bags, for example, it is good to eliminate the applications to streamline the layers. If possible, remove the cup and fold the garment in half. by inserting a potpourri (or spices of various kinds enriched with a few drops of essential oils). Finally, close with a ribbon and insert it in the desired drawer or in a shoe cabinet.

Mobile phone holder or coin purse

Another cool way to reinvent your bra is to use the padded cups and a zipper to be able to create a cell phone holder or coin purse. In this case, the presence of lace or bright colors could be an extra advantage to make your final destination object truly original.

Use the bra as a costume

Another way to recycle the bra (especially if banded) is to apply some studs or rhinestones at will and turn it into a summer custom. So we could give our bra one last spin for the summer season.

Creative gardening

The bra can also be used in gardening: just hang it on a crutch and fill it with earth!

Also in this context, it is possible to use bras to create:

  • containers for drying flowers;
  • flower vases.

Create a purse or clutch bag

The old bras can also be used to create bags or clutches in the latest fashion: leave the straps as handles and sew the two cups together, applying a zipper.

Then decorate the bag the way you like!

Make knee pads

Incredible but true: old bras can be used to make knee pads! All you have to do is replace the suspenders with two rubber bands.

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