Q: You do a LOT of refashions where you remove shoulder pads. What do you do with them when you’re done? Do you just throw them away?
A: Oh heck no! Shoulder Pads are awesome (just not on your shoulders)!
Here are a few things you can make out of ’em!
Puppy Poo Bag Holder
When I take Douglas for his walks, I want to be a good neighbor and clean up after the little guy. I could either buy a puppy poo bag dispenser/bag set for $5…
Orrrrrrr…I can make my own with old shoulder pads and Douglas’ old collar that’s too small for him now!
I can roll up about 5 old grocery bags in the pouch, and the collar can be attached to my wrist, belt loop, purse, or his leash. Perfect!
I have about a dozen pairs of sunglasses. Most of them are of the super-cheap variety, but I still want to take good care of them. The best way to keep them scratch-free when I toss them in my bag is to keep them in a cozy case!
Kittehs love shoulder pads, too…especially when they’re stuffed with catnip and sewn into cute little mice! Awhile back, I made a batch of these and gave them to local shelter cats. They loved ’em!
Pan Handle Cover
Pan handle covers can run anywhere from $2 to $13. But why bother running out to buy one, when you can just make your own from unwanted shoulder pads?
A Cool Koozie
Shoulder pads make great koozies! Keep your tasty brew nice & cold while matching your newly refashioned frock!
You can use a couple of shoulder pads, an old button, and a stretched-out hair tie to make a small pouch to keep your favorite pieces of jewelry protected!
What have you made out of old shoulder pads?