Everything vintage is so cool right now. And it’s safe to say that most of us crafty, DIY-lovin’ gals love to save our pennies, too. So I’m pretty excited to announce you can get that trendy vintage look and save a bundle on craft supplies by using old sheets as fabric. Depending on the size of sheet that you have, you can get anywhere from 2-4 yards of sturdy cotton fabric in colorful, retro patterns when you come across old linens. Easy to find at garage sales and thrift shops for ridiculously low prices, this means you can get a great quantity of fun fabric for less than you would at the local fabric shop–and in patterns and colors that will rock your vintage-loving world. Even solid-color sheets can be cut up and added to your fabric stash, but today I want to show you all the fun you can have decorating with the printed versions, with these 5 Ways to Use Vintage Sheets.
1. Decorate a Door
This easy, no-sew project comes from Primitive and Proper, where Cassie turned old sheets into a pretty wreath for her door. Aren’t those pastels perfect for welcoming warm weather?
2. Decorate a Wall
At Diary of a Quilter, Amy turned her vintage finds into art. Framing swatches cut from colorful sheets in embroidery hoops–also found at thrift stores–gave Amy a color-filled wall display for her craft room. Love those colors!
3. Decorate a Party
For a baby shower she planned, Kirsten crafted party favors that doubled as decor from vintage linens. She shows you how she made these fabric flower pins and created a darling display out of them at Kojo Designs.
4. Decorate a Window
At A Pretty Cool Life, Cheryl has a big stash of collected linens that she’s always using to make amazing things. These curtains–inexpensive panels that she dressed up by trimming them with fabric from patterned sheets–are gorgeous.
5. Decorate Furniture
This idea from Under Construction has to be one of the most creative uses for old sheets that I’ve come across. Melissa mod podged the fabric from her vintage sheet stash onto a dresser. Isn’t that amazing?
Speaking of decoupage, don’t forget this week’s giveaway from Mod Podge Rocks. And I would love to hear about any projects you’ve done using sheets as fabric.