Does anyone have any craft ideas using washcloths?
Eleanor from Duluth, MN
By Linda S.07/16/2012
At church the womens society make heating sacks from a wask cloth folded in half legnth ways and part way around the top. Put rice in the sack about 3/4 full or a little less finish it off with a whip stitch and put this into a pretty "case" It goes in the microwave for 45 seconds (depend on your microwave) or so and it is handy for a sore spot and stays warm quite a while. We have these handy for people who have a boo-boo.
By lynn (Guest Post)12/30/2008
Elephant made from just washcloths. Need to make them by this weekend.. Please help. Thanks
By hlmott (Guest Post)07/07/2006
Another alternative to the boo boo bunny is to placea plastic ice cube in one corner. Starting with that corner roll the washcloth into a tube. fold the tube in half (the ice cube will be in the fold). Place a rubber band on the washcloth just above the ice cube. Fold the tube in half again and take the rubber band over the fold to make the bunny face. Perk the ears up, add eyes, nose and wiskers. Keep the bunny in a ziplock bag in the freezer ready for any boo boo.
By Michael Ruger07/02/2006
How about making you dog a blanket for his basket from your old but still good washcloths. the sticthing has got to be good to protect your dogs nails from getting caught. Reccomend a sewing machine and the blanket to fit just inside the basket.
2--Or you could enclose it with fill of other material and make a pet pillow. Make sure you can open the one side to either wash or refill with other material-again it should fit snudly in the basket.
3--Or how about a small bathroom rug for either near the tub or the sink. You could fold the cloths into different shapes to get your rug more weight texture and absorbency.
4---With all the different colors of washcloth I would guess it is possible to create a picture to be framed.
this could be done by differant fold blending differant colors
5---or even using the washcloths as a backdrop and instituting 3 dimensional art in front of it like dried flowers or 2 differant long handle bath scrub brushes crossed at the center with the box of your favorite bathsoap underneath.
6---Also you could make a scarf for the top of your toilet tank.
7---Or take an old Easter type basket make to size to cover both outside and inside with sewed washclothes then fill your basket with maybe pleasent smelling soaps.(Again for the Bathroom)
8---You could sew 2 washclothes together and make dust clothes which you could wash many times over.
9---You could make an inside throw toy out of 1 large and one small washcloth. first take the small one an roll it up into a ball very tightly wrap in plastic wrap .Then wrapping the bigger washcloth around an stitching it .
10---I also could imagine if you are quite skilled in sewing little washcloth stuffed animals probably any shape.
11---How about dyeing the washclothes and making uniformed coasters to fit onto the bottoms of the glasses as well as a place to for the hand to hold the glass. you will need some elastic ,but they should be able to be washed many times.
12---How about a double lined with a heavy plastic sewn inside zippered change purse. again you dye the cloth to suit.
13---Now what about taking one colored washclothes cross stitch or embroider then cut to size for small crosstitch frames.
14---last take onne dyed to suit washcloth the sew onto tip in the fanciest lettering any saying humorous or not that has to do with cleanliness frame it an hang it in your bathroom.
These are all good possibilities and I am sure you can come up with many more.
Well it is time for my bath
Now to find a washcloth
Fido can you lend me one
Get a bar of soap and gather it up, or wrap it up so that you have 2 ears. You will hold them with either a ribbon or a rubber band. You will use the base/soap for the face. You can use wiggly eyes. and a cotton puff for the nose. You can also make a reindeer if you get brown piper cleaners and attatch them to the ears.
You can make "booboo bunnies" from them. All you do is fold the cloth until you have a 1-2 inch wide strip. Then fold it in half and wrap a rubber band or sew it together leaving enough room for a plastic easter egg to slip in. Place a piece of ice in the egg, slip it in the hole, and you can make any boo boo better.
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