Here’s 3 different ways to upcycle a vintage fitted sheet whether it’s a vintage sheet or not, you can apply these ideas.
I recently found a great vintage sheet at the thrift store that was just perfect for Fall. I thought it would be fun to use as a tablecloth, the only problem was that it was a fitted sheet.
To start, fold the sheet nice and flat so that the curved elastic ends are together. I cut the sheet straight across to make it more like a flat sheet. Now you have two pieces.
Once I had cut off the elastic edge of the fitted sheet, I loved how the cinched fabric rolled up looked so much like a flower, so I made some flowers:
Really straight forward, just roll the elastic up with the ruff cut fabric edge.
Once rolled up, I cut a few pieces of cardboard and just used a low temp hot glue gun to hot glue the flower to the cardboard. This way the flower will stay in place. To finish off, I just hot glued a plastic gem or a big wood button to the center.
Now for the fun part, you can just stick them anywhere you’d like, or you could even wear them as a pin or add them to a gift as a topper.
With the extra fabric after you cut off the elastic edge, you can make a fabric banner, the fabric flowers (shown above), or use it as a tablecloth.
For the fabric banner, you’ll need to cut similarly sized straight scrap pieces.
Once you have all your strips cut the same size, just alternate with different colored strips of fabric for the garland. To tie the fabric onto the string, I just folded the strip in half, and then pulled the ends through the fold around the string and then cinched it tight…and repeat until you’re done.
It makes a fun decoration for Fall that can be reused for years to come.
I’d love to know, do you decorate for Fall? Or do you skip it all and just decorate for Halloween?
*Here’s a fun garland for Halloween if you’re more into decorating for Halloween.