Do you have a favorite apron from your mother or grandmother? Or are you the kind of person who loves to comb through yard sales while you dream of projects? Try re-purposing vintage aprons into cute new decor with these creative ideas. Before grabbing the scissors, check Country Living to see if your old aprons are valuable!
Make a Curtain Valence
Give your sun room or kitchen a cute new window treatment. Attach the aprons with clothespins for an extra whimsical look.
Make Rag Balls
Is your vintage apron already torn or falling apart? Combine with other sentimental fabrics from old ties or quilts to make lovely rag balls like these to decorate your craft room.
Make an Indoor Clothesline
String some jute up against the wall, pin on some aprons and make a cute indoor clothesline. This is a great look for rustic cabins or sewing rooms.
Sew Your Apron into a Quilt
Turn your grandmother’s apron into patches on a quilt. Remember the happy times you’ve spent baking with your family every time you curl up with it.
Sew a Pillow
Pillows made out of old aprons make great, thoughtful gifts.
Display Your Aprons on Old Moldings or Other Antiques
Lisa’s Creative Designs suggests hanging aprons off a favorite piece of reclaimed wood or an antique coat rack.
Organize Seating at a Bridal Shower
Lisa’s Creative Designs also recommends using aprons as nametags on the back of chairs at a bridal shower luncheon.
Play Bridal Shower Games
Keeping with the kitchen theme, orchestrate some fun party games at a bridal shower. Allow the host to briefly model an apron with pockets stuffed full of kitchen utensils. The host then leaves the room and all the contestants write down every utensil they can remember seeing. Whoever remembers the most, wins!