10 New Uses for a Shower Curtain.

I was surprised at how many ideas I came up with when I sat down to jot notes on ways to reuse an old shower curtain.  I cannot take credit for all of these ideas and want to extend a thank you to Reader’s Digest, wikihow.com, and PlanetGreen.com for providing some wonderful tips and ideas on How to Reuse a Shower Curtain.

1.  Keep a shower curtain in your car and use it anytime you want to sit on the ground for a picnic, concert, star gazing, etc.

2.  Make a pancho!  Fold the shower curtain in half and cut a semi circle out in the center.  Keep it in your camping gear or your car for unexpected rains.

3.  Protect your goods.  Put the shower curtain under a high chair when the baby’s eating, use it as a drop cloth when you paint the walls, put it on the kitchen table for arts and crafts day.

4.  Homemade Slip n’ Slide.  Give the kids a fun summer afternoon with the shower curtain and water hose.

5.  Go Fly a Kite.  Cut a diamond shape from your shower curtain.  Glue to sticks in a cross shape to one side of the diamond.  Tie a string to the bottom of the diamond.

6.  Use it on your next camping trip.  You can use an old shower curtain as a tarp to create shade during a sunny day or under your tent to protect it.

7.  Protect your cabinets.  Line your cabinets with your shower curtain; when they need a cleaning, wipe it down with a sponge.

8.  Garden goodness.  Use the shower curtain as a liner in your garden.  Put it over the dirt and under the mulch to prevent weeds from sprouting.

9.  Make a rain coat for your outdoor furniture.  Cover your BBQ and patio furniture with a shower curtain during the rainy months to keep them nice and dry.

10.  Take it on a picnic.  You can turn a shower curtain into an easy to clean and reuseable outdoor picnic table cloth.

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7 thoughts on “10 New Uses for a Shower Curtain.

  1. We take our old clear vinyl shower curtain, clean it up, and tightly staple it a piece of plywood. Our son uses it as an outdoor drawing board. It’s basically a big dry erase board and works great with markers.

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  2. My favrorites

    I needed a hothouse to acclimate seedlings, but needed it larger than the mini ones available at the garden stores. I turned a picnic table upside down and stapled a shower curtain over the legs snd sides and had great success.

    I live in an apartment where my unit faces north, and gets no sunshine year round. I got dollar store matching shower curtains that were translucent, but not transparent that worked every bit as well as fabric curtains.

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    1. Hi Wanda!

      Thanks so much for sharing your creative reuse of a shower curtain! I love it and know my readers will too. Good luck with your shower curtain dry erase board idea too.

      Lauren

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  3. PS: I’m going to use the dry-erase idea in a slightly different manner. I need a large dry erase billboard for working problems through right now. I am going to staple gun a white shower curtain to an unused wall and start my flow charts,

    Thanks for the idea.

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  4. What Great ideas. Shelf liners is ingenious..Thank You.. I cut mine up into long strips, about a ft wide, for the dining room table for cookouts and a place to keep food bowls ABCs peoples glass as to not damage the wood.

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  5. Use a fabric shower curtain for your patio curtain. You may use some weights in the bottom hem to reduce wind blowing. My idea.

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