Repurpose Your Crib Bumpers

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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
"kid friendly".

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
window!

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!

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  1. by Astrid

    On September 19, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I had a thick quilted crib bumper from Pottery Barn, and when we didn’t need it anymore, I made a pillow and a crib sized quilt with it. I had to sew it all by hand because with the batting, it was too thick to go under my sewing machine, but it was worth it. It’s super cute, warm, and my son loves it.

  2. by Jessica

    On September 21, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Love these ideas! I have a bumper that just sits in a dead space on the outside of the crib but this would be a great use for it. THanks!

  3. by Pauline

    On September 23, 2008 at 8:35 am

    That is a great idea. I just removed the bumper from my son’s crib and it is just lying there in a corner. I think I might try to make a couple of pillows. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. by hair clips

    On April 29, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I didn’t realize I can do something with the crib bumpers. I just hoped I could use it again for my second baby. Thanks for the brilliant ideas.

  5. by schepp

    On May 14, 2009 at 2:57 am

    its good and very excellent, 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.
    schepp
    Baby Furniture

  6. by Lisa

    On February 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

    turn it into a poof for them to sit on.