Repurpose Your Crib Bumpers
Did you steer clear of the crib set of your dreams because it included bumpers? Why drop all of that cash for baby bedding when half of it is unusable? If you’ve asked that very same question, know that you’re not alone. Ohdeedoh found that the readers at Thrifty Fun had invented some super-creative ideas…here are a few of my faves:
Remove the print fabric and make matching curtains,
a photo album cover, pillows with the fabric and
stuffing, or even make few baby clothes.
You can cut them down as a draft blocker or cut them and fill
with rice and herbs or essential oils and make some heat packs. Great
for helping children to sleep or keeping little feet warm.
You could cut the bumpers to make a soft "book" of the images. My
daughter loves her cloth books and the images on your bumper look very
Another idea is to use the bumpers as "trim" on things like laundry
baskets, storage bins or diaper pails in the nursery. Since they are
part of your set, they will coordinate the entire room for a "designer"
look. Don’t forget to save some of the bumper for a valance over the
Why not take a
solid color fabric that matches the print best and, along the pads
running horizontally, sew on little pockets to house small toys,
stuffed animals, shoes, pictures, anything like that that will look
cute in the pockets. Just hang the whole pad on the wall.
Did you repurpose your crib bumpers in a clever way? We’d love to hear your ideas! Crafting for the sake of safety—there’s no better reason to whip out your glue gun!