Approximate Time: Three days
By Monica from Cortez, CO
Approximate Time: 2 hours
By Cyndee from Winfield, KS
Recycled Bedspread Crafts
Approximate Time: Various
Jewelry Tray: Use a tray made of porous material, such as wood. Cut fabric about an inch larger than tray. Wet fabric and wring out. With foam paint brush, paint glue on front of tray. Attach fabric, removing bubbles. Add glue around edge on other side and press down raw edges. After 48 hours, seal with varnish.
Pretty Jars: With a vintage jar, I used the same method for covering the lid as I did for the tray and then trimmed the raw edge with ribbon.
Valance: I made this by removing one whole long side of the bedspread, keeping ruffle attached and adding a rod pocket at the top.
Hope Chest Cover: I used the other long side of the spread and just hemmed the raw edge.
'Nite Notes' Journal: Cut a motif from the fabric, attach with hot glue, add title with 3-D paint.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
I have a very old Bates "Queen Elizabeth" pattern woven white cotton bedspread I purchased for $10 at an estate sale. It was an awesome find and I've enjoyed it so much, but now it has developed quite a bit of wear (and even a few holes) in the top, due to being used and washed almost weekly for the past year (the cat sleeps on it too). The sides and top/bottom are still quite good. I need suggestions for crafts I might make from it. I've seen suggestions on using chenille bedspreads for crafts, but this is a much heavier material.