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11 Incredible Ways to Reuse a Shower Curtain Liner

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I’m all about recycling and reusing pretty much anything, but a shower curtain liner? Why not, right? I’ve got some incredible ways to reuse shower curtain liners. You can thank me later.

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1. Reuse a shower curtain liner as a custom playmat.

A child pushing a toy car on a playmat.


2. Prevent oil stains on a driveway when making car repairs.

A car with a jack next to it and a toolbox.


3. Catch crumbs under a high chair.

A child sitting in a highchair.


4. Reuse a shower curtain as a drop cloth.

A drop cloth with cans and a tray of paint.


5. Contain trimmings when pruning bushes.

A shower liner on the ground with tree trimmings on top of it.



6. Play tic-tac-toe in the yard.

People playing tic-tac-toe with frisbees on a shower curtain liner in a yard.

Make a reusable tic-tac-toe board with an old liner, duct tape, and frisbees. If you only have one frisbee, just toss plastic picnic plates instead.


7. Keep a sleeping bag clean and dry when camping.

Sleeping bag on the ground next to a tent.


8. Make an art smock for kids.

A child painting on an easel.

Protecting your child’s clothing for cheap starts with trimming a long, rectangular section from an old shower curtain liner (make sure it’s big enough to cover at least the front of your child’s clothing). Then, cut a hole that’s just large enough to slip over your child’s head. To help your child’s new smock stay on, cut a “belt” from the remaining liner and tie it around his or her waist.


9. Protect your picnic blanket from grass stains and dew.

A person laying on a blanket near a small dog.


10. Create a mini pool at the beach.

A pool made into the sand with a shower curtain liner at a beach.

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The key here is keeping the sides of the pool as vertical as possible (make walls, not slopes). Once enough sand has been scooped out to comfortably fit your child, line the pool with a plastic shower curtain, secure the edges of the liner by covering it with sand, and fill it with ocean water.


11. Reuse a shower curtain liner as an accident-proof mattress pad.

A bed with a shower curtain liner as a mattress protector with blankets on top.

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