Looking for something inspired to do with your old baby clothes? We’ve got you covered. These fun and simple solutions to a cupboard packed with clothes will have your inner child giggling with joy. It’s a great excuse to buy some new cute clothes for your baby, too!
The clothing dilemma
Babies are messy. They’re hard on clothes, and the next accident is always just a few minutes away. Fortunately, gorgeous baby clothes that fit any vibe are easy to find. From the cutest underwear for babies to the perfect ensemble for romping in the snow, you’re going to find must-have baby outfits at every turn.
What do you do to clear up some space? Many moms often appreciate baby clothing swaps, especially if you have clothes in great condition. If you don’t happen to know any other moms with kids in the right age range, don’t worry; we’ve got some fun upcycling ideas for baby clothes you’re sure to love.
Make a stuffie
The internet is full of simple patterns for stuffed animals made from old rompers and playsuits. With a couple of age-safe buttons for eyes, you can soon have a super-cute toy instead of a packed wardrobe.
Do those clothes spark memories you’re not ready to let go of just yet? Then why not upcycle patches from each suit into a memory quilt you can keep forever? It’s a nice way to free up storage, and a practical way to keep those beautiful childhood memories alive. Plus, quilting is a fun hobby to pick up, and easy to work around baby’s needs.
Make a headband for baby
If you’ve got a very young one, this is the perfect way to give them a chic new look and get rid of some overcrowded baby clothes in one. Just be sure to always watch the baby when it’s on them.
Bumpers, mats, or pillows
You can also use the fabric to make cute cot bumpers, pillow slips or even play/changing mats for the nursery. Just remember that you should always take pillows and bumpers out of the crib before you put the baby down to sleep.
Make a Christmas stocking (or other themed items)
If you have some cute holiday-themed outfits, why not upcycle them into a holiday memento? From a Christmas stocking or some Christmas tree ornaments, to a cute Halloween pumpkin frill, you can make those too-small or stained holiday clothes into a gift that keeps on giving.
Snack bags and produce bags
Why not give your fridge a DIY renovation, too? If you have quality cotton or bamboo clothes to upcycle, you can make veggie-bags and fruit-bags to help you store produce in the fridge for longer. Or make some cute little drawstring bags to throw in the diaper bag with some yummy (and healthy) snacks added.
At the end of the day, the options are limitless. Why not have some fun, and get creative with those old baby clothes? You’ll soon have something new and exciting to love- and you will have an excuse to pick up that fun outfit (or three) when you go shopping, too.