Saturday, August 4, 2012

24 uses for old towels

Don't throw those faded, holey old towels out. Besides being excellent cleaning rags, spew rags (which I just realised yesterday that I needed a whole heap of with my sick little boy), wiping the wet dog rags, they can be made in to many other useful things for around the house. Check out these ideas from Pinterest.

repurpose old towels
Cut towels into strips and make this bath mat

Recycle old towels
Large beach mat

Rescuing old towels!
New wash cloths

from old towels
Soft toys

upcycle old towels

save those old towels
Beach bag

Recycle those old towels!

Uses for old towels
Source: via Julie on Pinterest
Hold all


Sunbathing companion

Swiffer covers from old towels
Swiffer mop cover

Sewn "paper" towels (fabric plus old towels)
Reusable paper towels

swim cover up from old towels
Child's swimming cover up

dog toy out of old towels
Source: via Erin on Pinterest
Dog toy

Braided Rug- recycling old towels.
Braided rug

Bath Pouf sewing tutorial - repurpose towels
Bath Pouf

Repurpose Old Towels Into a Bolster Pillow
Bolster pillow

Love these! Must repurpose some of my towels!
Kitchen towels

Great way to repurpose old towels!!! Hair turban you will soon be in my cubby ;)
Hair turban

Clever idea from a gal named Georgeina: repurpose old or no-longer-used tea towels into lunch bags! #sewing
Lunch bags

old towel mitten
Oven mit

old towel + sponge
Car sponge

old towel = bath slippers
Bath slippers

old bath towel revisited
Spa towel

Grammy's old towel, into cushion top.
Source: via Courtney on Pinterest
Chair pad cover

homemade crafts



  1. like like like like....and oh my lord, can someone make me one of those kitties?

  2. I saw a squirrel statue yesterday and wanted to send it to you. It was unnaturally heavy though. :(

  3. I love those ideas! Some of my washcloths are starting to fray around the edges so I should add a binding like that!

  4. Love these lists - a towel beach bag is def on my learn to sew list and maybe I'll get around to it one of these days, lol :) Have a great weekend!

  5. Ha! We needed the vomit rags this week, but I was using whole towels for huge boys! I'm always cutting them down to make floor cloths, hand things old towels though, some of those ideas are amazing.

  6. Wow what great inspiration for old towels! I've used them for rags, make great ones, but these ideas are beyond anything I could come up with. So many I could do, what a fabulous list! My fingers are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing! These are ideas need to be shared!

  7. I love these ideas! I have a bag of old towels that I am in the process of turning into floor mats.

    Thanks for linking up to Totally Pinworthy!

    Amy x

  8. So many great ideas, I plan on trying many of them. Thanks for sharing!
    ~ Terrie, your new follower.

  9. Anne, as always you have found some treasures! I never would have though to make wash cloths from old towels or those kittens...cute! :D

  10. I was just about to get rid of a few towels! Perfect timing...
    Just wanted to invite you to join my Tasteful Tuesday Party. I have been hosting a recipe party (pretty successfully!!!) for over a year now, and this week we are opening up for crafts, DIY and home decor. Hope you can come by and check it out!

  11. I am so inspired! Wow what fabulous ideas on how to recycle old towels! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas with us!

  12. What great ideas! I especially like the beach bag and beach mat since we have a vacation coming up!

  13. Wow! Those are really great ideas! :)

  14. so clever! Thanks for linking to the first every craft link at Tasteful Tuesdays! Hope you come back again this week and show off your stuff! Party Opens tonight at 8:30.

  15. Amazing post !!! So many new projects and gives me a reason to finally get more new towels lol
    New follower here
    Xo Adriana

  16. What great ideas! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  17. Wow, you are so talented to be able to create all of these projects with the old towels! Very resourceful!!

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

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