This Reader Had a Genius Idea to Upcycle Old Clothes
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Make no-cost face masks at home with items you already have!
Who doesn’t have a selection of clothes in their closet that they no longer wear? Before you toss them, consider upcycling them into reusable face masks!
Hip2Save reader, Varsha, was looking for a way to make her own face masks at home and came up with an easy way to repurpose some items she already had!
Check out her solution…
“During this pandemic situation, I’ve been making homemade reusable masks. So far, I’ve made 3 masks using my old clothes. I just needed old clothing, elastic hairbands, and sewing thread. These were fun to try at home to save money.”
Thank you, Varsha, for sharing your idea with us! Your daughter sure looks cute in her mask! What a great DIY idea for something that is in high demand. We think it’s such a fun and frugal idea, plus, it’s great for the environment, too!
If you want to try this idea for yourself this weekend, gather up a few cotton shirts and elastic hair bands. Just cut out a section of shirt that comfortably fits over your mouth and nose, and reaches near your ears. Then take a needle and thread to sew one elastic on each side to create earloops. Such a great way to upcycle old clothing, and even make unique masks using old concert or sports team t-shirts!
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