Ideas to recycle an old duvet

What can I do with an old duvet

The duvet is a piece of linen that generally lasts several years.

At some point, however, one realizes that the time has come to change it.
And, usually, that moment coincides with the change of season.

However, the old duvet doesn’t always have to be thrown away.
Indeed there are many ways to recycle it.

It can be used for other purposes other than its original or, for those who are skilled with needle and threadyou can even to commute.

First of all, placed on the sofa, our old duvet becomes useful sofa cover. Ideal especially if there are dogs, cats or children in the house.

In addition to protecting the sofa, the duvet is a very valid coating with which cover and protect anything. For example, old furniture in the cellar or in the attic, floors and furniture during major cleaning jobs in the house or when repainting the walls, and finally even the plants in the garden when it is very cold.

Maxi tablecloth for picnics and soft kennel for pets

We are now in the middle of spring, the season for trips out of town.
Why not think about using an old duvet like soft towel to spread out on the lawn over which we can comfortably have a nice picnic?

Picnic tablecloth with duvet - Photo UnsplashPicnic tablecloth with duvet – Photo Unsplash

Those who have pets at home can reuse an old duvet for the comfort of their four-legged friends.

The duvet can in fact become a warm blanket or, properly placed in a box or inside the doghouseit will be useful for creating the right warmth in the autumn and winter seasons.

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Dogs and cats will thus be able to take comfortable naps while sleeping in the warmth.

Games and accessories for babies

Laid out on the floor, an old duvet becomes a comfortable and very soft play mat for children. Ideal for the little ones, but above all for those who are starting to take their first steps: every fall will be very little painful thanks to the soft thickness of the duvet itself.

Children's play mat made from an old duvet - Photo UnsplashChildren’s play mat made from an old duvet – Photo Unsplash

Finally, always with a baby theme, a duvet becomes providential when you are travelling and you have to change the baby’s diaper.
In fact, it will be enough to spread our duvet on the back seat of the car or in the open trunk to improvise a practical and comfortable changing table.

How to transform a duvet

In addition to using an old comforter as it is, those skilled with a sewing machine or even just a needle and thread can transform it into something else.

Looking for an ad hoc pattern on the internet, you can get one from a duvet maxi bag to be customized as desired, perhaps with some embroidery or particular application.

Based on the same principle, gods can be obtained from a soft duvet chair cushions of the kitchen, as well as also pot holders and oven mitts.

Considering its soft texture, the duvet is ideal for later making some paraspifferi to be placed during the cold season at the base of doors and French windows.

In this sense, it is possible to use the duvet or only the padding to be covered with fabric of your choice, perhaps made from an old sheet that is now worn out and worn in some places.

Ideas for sleeping warm on vacation

Campers know how important it is to sleep comfortably in a tent and not feel cold. First of all, an old duvet can be used as base to lay on bottom of the tentto rest on the soft and not feel the hard ground under your back.

With a little manual dexterity, a warm blanket can also be obtained from a duvet sleeping bag.

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And again, in case of holidays and outings in places where it is very cold, a nice duvet pulled over the body in addition to the sleeping bags is a guarantee of a good restful sleep away from the cold.

All these tips are valid both for those who camp with a tent but, even more so, for the campers or for those who travel by car and camper vans.

What to do with old blankets

In addition to duvets, it often comes time to discard old blankets as well. Before throwing them away, let’s try to think about how we can exploit them.

First, it’s always good keep them as a spareto be used for example in addition to those on the bed during the coldest nights.

Using old blankets for second homes - Photo UnsplashUsing old blankets for second homes – Photo Unsplash

Also, we can transfer them into one second house, by the sea, by the lake or in the mountains. In fact, second-rate furnishings and accessories are often used in holiday homes.

If not too battered, an old blanket can be useful for the guest room.

With a little skill, several blankets – or pieces of various blankets – can be stitched together to make patchwork creations.

Also, without needing to be a good seamstress, we can do it with an old blanket coat the ironing board. All you need to do is place the blanket on the plane of the board, make the flap and fix it using a game actress or of the fabric glue.

If, on the other hand, the blanket is now worn out, it is possible to obtain some dusters and housekeeping.

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