The Monday Night Show Asks: What’re the 3 most unique ways you’ve used sheets (not on a bed)?
Well of course sheets are great for building forst, wearing as a cape or toga, & old sheets are great for painting drop cloths!
When I was younger (and didn’t have much) I put old sheets to use for making clothes and at Halloween for easy ghost costumes or just fluttering strips hung in trees or areas that had some light cast upon them for an inexpensive way to celebrate the spooky season. During that period of life, in both my childhood and my sons’ we also made "forts", as if we were hiding away presumably unnoticed from the enemy or playing house. Sheets are great!!! They are an inexpensive item if purchased used at yard sales, etc., and a way to cover almost anything; your car, garden frost tender plants, floors as paint drop cloths, make diapers if need be, make curtains and furniture covers. In those days, you could buy material dye and make all your furniture coverings to match your curtains, thus allowing you to FEEL GOOD, eventhough you didn’t have much to decorate with. Fortunately, at this later time of life, I can and DO buy more sheets than I’ll ever wear out…good I guess, because the new fabrics probably won’t dye well or have any fire resistance for those old projects…BUT, Adam, I do have to admit, sheets ARE best for sleeping, the opposite of your question!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR…stay SAFE and WARM (under those wonderful ever-so-fluffy beautiful SHEETS!!!)
I just reread the question. So here are two more ways I have used sheets other than for a bed. I’ve used pillow cases as laundry bag in wash for delicates. Lastly, used sheets to protect fragile items in the top of a moving box.
I had a really cute set of sheets that my grandma gave me. After my grandma passed away, I couldn’t bare to part with them so I made kitchen window curtains out of them.
turned cold and through it on horse, they have better ones but I cover horses back with it, used a backing on quilt, used to quilt and sheet make a great backing, used a sheet on floor of mud room when dog was haveng puppies, car couldnt get traction in driveway in snow so put a sheet under tire and it got unstuck.
1-Hung a king sized white top sheet from the ceiling and used it as a screen
with a projector to watch the Super Bowl.Best party ever!It was as if you you
were at the theater.
2-Use old sheets as drop cloths when painting or trimming bushes=easy clean up.
3-Use a sheet to cover the back seat of my car when transporting my dog.
That way her hair collects in the sheet and all I do is shake it out.
I had an apt that was in a very big old house and the bathroom was atrocious big drafty window so I had to put plastic up to keep the draft out. To cover this I bought two spring curtin roads made roman curtin and hung it up and then made panels to go over this looked cute. I also made a shower curtin and a skirt for the horrible sink which had ugly pipes showing. I bought the sheets at a discount store and they were really cheap, lol but my bath room was gogeous.
I made an ironing board cover out of a pretty high-thread-count cotton bedsheet; sewed a cover for a dog bed; used a deep red sheet as a temporary Christmas tree skirt; dyed a bunch of bedsheets black and made nun costumes for a "Sound of Music" production.
Halloween costumes for the kids, tents for the kids and a duvet cover to match master bedroom sheets.
Let’s see….used to make curtains, kids used them to make tents, donated them to local animal shelter, and the ever popular use as a quick picnic talble cover.
I couldn’t find a fabric sturdy yet soft enough to cover my vanity seat. I found the color I loved in my Concierge pillow case and used my flat sheet for a balloon shade to match. I get more compliments on it and when I tell everyone where I found the fabric I get ‘the look’! Just fabulous!
Sheets used in the 3 most unique ways:
1. To make patio umbrellas to create shade on a sunny summer day.
2. To make walls, window curtains and door for a playhouse…the sheets were cut, sewn and pulled down over a wooden playhouse frame…creating a playhouse for children that is easy clean & to move from indoors to outside & back again.
3. To make hammocks for 18 inch dolls.
I’ve made night dresses for our dd and added fun embellishments. My neighbor made the most adorable easter dresses out of sheets and a gorgeous yellow sash from matching pillow cases. Everyone commented on them.
I have friends who made placements, cushion covers, curtains and the list goes on and on.
Because they are large, they are very versatile.
Someone else bought pillow cases with a gorgeous trim of at the bottom and made summer tops for her daughters.
I use old sheets to line curtains and drapes. Even though I only buy insulated curtains, I find that a little extra fabric really helps. Since I live in Florida, I use white sheets which also help reflect the sun (and they won’t fade). Lots of good ideas posted here!
1) I sew 2 full size sheets together and stuff them with large foam remnants from an upholstery store and -voila- a safe place for rowdy little boys to land when they practice flying.
2) curtains, when staging a home for sale. White twin sheets already have a pocket to run the curtain rod through, add a fringy tassel and you have some pretty good looking window treatments.
3) old sheets are multipurpose, as drop cloths for painting, floor covers when using glitter (cuz you can never get it all off the floor), and even cut up, twisted, and knotted for a dog toy.
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