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Do you have some leftover carpet from the last remodel or installation? If so, don’t just let it go to waste by letting it end up in a landfill or clutter in your space. Instead, you can repurpose them into something useful like other things around your home.

Repurposing Carpet Scraps for Crafts and Decorations

If you need some ideas on where to start with your repurposing project for them, here are some examples to get you started:

  1. Door Mats

Old carpets make the perfect material to create a new door mat. Cut the carpet into the size and shape you desire for a door mat. Then, you can even paint the carpet with latex paint in order to give it a whole new look. Use stencils to personalize it as needed. These even make great gifts for friends and family members moving into a new home, or you can easily create a holiday themed door mat on the cheap this way.

  1. Window Screen Cleaners

It can be somewhat tricky to clean window screens, as debris, dust, and even dead bugs get caught in them on a regular basis. Take your old carpet and cut it into the shape and size of washcloths. Use these with soap and water to clean screens thoroughly and easily. Source: Do It Yourself

  1. Protect Your Vehicle

Instead of using generic floor mats to keep the inside of your car or truck looking clean on a rainy day, lay down some of those carpet scraps instead. If you have enough scrap left over, you may even be able to cut a custom piece to fit across the entire floor, so you don’t have to be a contortionist to keep your muddy boots on the mat.

  1. Bed Your Pets

A soft carpet scrap is great to lay down in an animal crate or doghouse if you don’t have a bed for your pet. You can also use it for house training your animals. Lay your newspaper or training pad on a piece of carpet scrap wherever you want it, and just toss it out once it has gotten too dirty. Source: Windows Floors & Decor

  1. Insulation and Soundproofing

If you have larger carpet remnants, consider using them to add insulation and soundproofing to your space. Place cut-to-size pieces under heavy furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching on your floors or behind an entertainment center to dampen the sound coming from speakers. Additionally, using carpet remnants as insulation in your attic or basement can help you save on energy costs. Source: Carpet Cave

Now that you have an idea, don’t throw those extra carpets or their scraps away. Apart from the ones cited here, there are many more ways that you can repurpose them. 

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