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Old Mattress Upcycle

Remove the mattress covers (top and bottom); by carefully cutting away along the sides. You may have to use pliers to remove staples holding the top and bottom onto the springs. Using scissors, cut away all of the side panels; leaving a cleanly cut top and bottom. Use these, folded over, and covered with an old comforter, as dog beds in the winter. This leaves you with all those lovely springs with which to do other crafts.


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February 28, 20150 found this helpful

Tired of the high cost of baby powder? I took an old bottle of the cornstarch and aloe (+ third ingredient I can't remember with still a little of the contents left in it), carefully - - using a very sharp-tipped and sturdy knife, popped the top off, along with that inner forked powder spinner inside it. (Work very slowly and deliberately) Then I put in a funnel and spooned in mounds of plain old cornstarch. One has to work the cornstarch down into the bottle by using the handle of the spoon to poke down into the shaft of the funnel. When as full as I wanted, I set the top back on, with the spinner inside like it was, and then pushed it back down onto the bottle top. It may take some force, but make sure it is all the way down, then check the spinner. Shake it a bit to mix the old contents with the new and voila! "New" and cheaper container of powder!

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October 28, 20150 found this helpful

I took off all the fabric batting, saved what was good for pet beds. Then used the springs as a garden trellis and a fence looks great all rusted, the old ones have some unusal designs.

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