Home » $1 and Free, Headline, Kids

Recycle Stained Clothes into Baby Toy

12 April 2010 17,050 views 14 Comments

by heather

It's a fact of life that baby clothes, cute as they are, can get stained pretty easily. And once they're stained beyond saving, they're no good for donation or hand-me-downs. I took some unsalvageable clothes and made them into cute crinkly baby toys by covering the stained areas with dollar store ribbon. And know what? This is my six month-old son's favorite toy! For this project, I busted into my old baby clothes stash and my stash of baby wipes envelopes (yes, sadly I have a stash of them... I just KNOW I can do something with them! Or maybe I need to join a support group for trash hoarders.) [Get the details on how to make this toy over in my post at AmazingMoms]

I'm going to bring you more clothing remake projects this week, so if you have any good ones, feel free to leave a link in the comments here!

Project Materials:

  • Old stained clothes, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1 and up
  • Baby wipes envelope or crinkly cellophane, on hand
  • Sewing stuff, on hand

Total: FREE and up

Follow Me on Pinterest

Disclosure: this article may contain affiliate links or other forms of sponsored content. Opinions are 100% the author's. Full disclosure policy.

14 Comments »

  • Sarah said:

    The inside bag from a cereal box works really great for crinkle as well!

  • denese said:

    i NEVER thought of saving baby wipe packages, yet i am CONSTANTLY wondering what to recycle into the noisemaker for crafts like this. i crochet little animals and have been searching for the perfect crinkle material to stuff into them. thank you so much for this obviously great idea!

  • erin said:

    Cute! I think I need to make one of these to use up some fabric and ribbon scraps. I hear you about the trash hoarding. I try to limit myself to one (or maybe two) boxes so I don’t end up on Hoarders. Ha!

  • Angela said:

    I just turned an old miniskirt into a purse this weekend. I realize it’s not baby clothes, but similar idea. Check it out…

    http://theartistshouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/turning-old-skirt-into-reversible-bag.html

  • Amy said:

    I don’t even have kids and I think this is awesome! Definitely a good incentive to get my sewing machine working again!

  • christine said:

    Does anyone have any idea how these wash? does the cellophane filling just dry out? can you put it in the dryer? baby toys=baby spitup in my experience! Very cute idea!

  • Young Wife said:

    What a great idea! How funny that it’s his favorite toy.

  • heather (author) said:

    @Christine, you can wash, but I would hang dry. And you’re right, this toy gets very drooly!

  • Weekend Make and Takes: Earth Day | Make and Takes said:

    [...] Recycle Clothes into Toys by Dollar Store Crafts [...]

  • Sandy said:

    We have bags of stained baby clothes, some only slightly stained. Is there anyone who can use them for anything? We will send them.

  • Julie said:

    AWESOME!!!!! I am SO going to do this one. I’m so excited about doing recyled crafts. This is so much fun!

  • Recycled (stained) baby clothes said:

    [...] crinkle baby toy   made from old baby clothes & empty wipes packages.  What kid doesn’t love a crinkly toy! [...]

  • 5 Things to Do with Old Baby Toys and Clothes said:

    [...] blankets, doll clothes, and even toys for your little one. Not sure how to get started? Check out Dollarstorecrafts.com for some easy and cute [...]

  • Tiffany said:

    You can also use pop tart wrappers to make toys crinkle, or any other mylar material.
    It holds up in the wash and I don’t know about drying but I was told it does.
    Plus it gives you an excuse to buy pop tarts.

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Thanks for sharing your comment at DollarStoreCrafts.com.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.