Bedspreads such as chenille spreads lend themselves to being used for craft projects. Whether you are making a rug, handbag, or holiday decoration, a bedspread can be the perfect material for your craft. This is a guide about crafts made from recycled bedspreads.
This is a rug made from a queen size bedspread that I found for $2 at the thrift store. The bedspread had bleach stain spots on it, but as you can see, they aren't visible in the rug.
Approximate Time: Three days
By Monica from Cortez, CO
I made one of these in the 80's and it was the start of my carpal tunnel syndrome! Don't make too many of them!
You did mahhhbvalous dahlink. Great looking rug and a great way to make on the cheap. Good to make with flannel sheets etc for beside a kids bed.
Would you really be able to do this as a single crochet as suggested above or might you end up with an awkward bowl when your done due to the weight and size??
I don't know but it would be super to have someone tell us, if they have done so on this size.
**Just be sure to put some of that stuff underneath that stops an area rug for taking you on a slide!
I've tried this a couple times and can't seem to get it to lie flat. It wants to "cup" up. Do you have any suggestions to remedy this problem? Yours is beautiful.
I have a queen sized tapestry and I need a rug. I am very busy with 2 small children and full time school. Can this be hired done? Thank you in advance. Deb
I bought a printed, ruffled bedspread, which I suspect is about 40 years old, for $1 at the thrift shop. In good shape, it was a little faded, which made me not want to use it on the bed, but gave it a sort of "vintage" patina. I took it apart and made several matching items to perk up my bedroom.
What better way to give your home a touch of spring than with a bed spring bunny. This bunny head is made using an old chenille bedspread, a recycled bed spring, and a few other odds and ends you probably already have in your craft supplies. The finished bunny stands 11 inches tall.
If you have any of those old chenille bedspreads around, put it to good use and make a handbag. I made this one to show off the pink center in the daisy. That part is the flap of the bag. Then on the other side I put on a pocket to hold my sunglasses and phone.
Elaine, this is a good idea...and you did
a lovely job making your bag. Now, I want one. :)
Julia in Orlando, FL
That is very pretty, I like it a lot! You are very creative!:)
Can you give us the pattern for your handbag? Thanks!