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11 Ways to Use Fabric From TGCR’s Fabric Carnival

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Thanks to everyone came by to check out our Fabric Carnival yesterday. Now that you’ve got all this amazing fabric, we wanted to share a few super easy, cool and creative craft ideas.

1. If you’re a teacher, use fabric to pimp your bulletin boards and take them from “blah” to “blam!”

2. Use scraps of fabric to patch holes and extend the life of your favorite jeans.

3. A few strategically placed stitches can turn a swath of cloth into a beautiful set of napkins.

4. Here’s a twofer… Use fabric swatches to upcycle old shower curtain rings into fabulous napkin rings.

5. Frame a fabric collage to make a stunning wall conversation piece.

6. Give your brimmed hats a makeover with a cool fabric band.

7. Cover a piece of plywood with fabric to make a colorful headboard.

8. A little stitching and Velcro can turn fabric pieces into awesome shams and pillow cases.

9. Bling out your old bathroom accessories by covering them in colorful fabric.

10. Add some trim to quilted fabric to make the perfect picnic basket.

11. Cover a piece of elastic with fabric to make a cutesy baby headband.

And be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for even more ideas for upcycling fabric.

Use Your Noodle: Upcycle!

Did you know pool noodles are made of  polyethylene foam? And did you know that polyethylene foam and other foam products fill up 30 percent of our landfill space, and landfills are fast becoming full? Non-recycled, cross-linked polyethylene foam waste takes many hundreds, or even thousands of years to degrade, generating serious problems for the stability and longevity of landfills. So before you throw away last summer’s noodles, check out these creative ways to upcycle them and divert them from the landfills.

USE POOL NOODLES FOR BATH TIME WATER PLAY

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USE POOL NOODLES TO BABY PROOF YOUR HOUSE

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USE POOL NOODLES TO DECORATE! CHECK OUT THE RAINBOW HEADBOARD!

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CUT NOODLES DOWN THE MIDDLE AND MAKE A COOL MARBLE OR TOY CAR TRACK.

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