You get some ink on your shirt and you think your favorite blouse is done for. But it’s not! There are lots of ways to fix clothes that are seemingly “ruined.”
Here Are 15 Hacks For Salvaging Stained, Scuffed, And Ruined Clothes:
1) Poking Bra Underwire
You dropped more than $50 on that bra only to have the underwire rip out and stab you. You sewed it up and it just poked back through. But there is a fix for this. Patch it with a piece of adhesive moleskin.
2) Use White Wine To Remove Red Wine
In this case, two wrongs can make a right. Soak a red wine stain with white wine. Let it sit for a few minutes to pretreat the stain before you wash as normal.
3) Stop Sweaters From Shedding
Are your cashmere or wool sweaters shedding like crazy? Put them in the freezer overnight before you wear them. This will stop the shedding.
4) Fix A Pulled Stitch
If you have a pulled thread, try tugging at the fabric around it to put it back in place. You may also need a needle. Get details on that method below.
5) Put Stinky Clothes in the Freezer
If you have a piece of clothing with a stink that just won’t quit, there is hope. Toss it in the freezer overnight. The cold temperature will kill other odor-causing bacteria.
6) Fix a Run In Your Stockings
Don’t let this put a damper in your night. Paint some clear nail polish over the run in your stockings. It will prevent it from getting any bigger.
7) Armpit Sweat Stains
Scrub out armpit sweat stains with some baking soda or lemon juice and water. Make a paste with baking soda and water and rub it all over the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before putting in the wash. You can also try just lemon juice and water.
8) Shine Patent Leather
Have your patent leather shoes lost their shine? Spray them with glass cleaner then wipe them down. This will restore their shine.
9) Tighten Loose Glasses
Are the arms of your glasses feeling a bit loose? If you don’t have a screwdriver paint some clear nail polish over the screw. It will temporarily tighten it.
10) Revive Dried Out Leather
Are your leather shoes dried out or cracked? Pour a bit of lotion on a towel. Use it to rub your leather shoes and restore them.
11) Unraveling Button Thread
Don’t lose a button on your shirt. Dab a loose button thread with some clear nail polish. This works great if you’re not big on sewing.
12) Scuffed Patent Leather
Don’t toss those scuffed patent leather pumps just yet! Use a cotton swab dipped in petroleum jelly and rub the scuff marks. This should get rid of them.
13) Dirty Suede Shoes
A little dirt isn’t the end of your suede shoes. Use a nail file to buff the dirt off. This will make them look brand new.
14) How To Remove Ink Stains
Spray your ink stain with an alcohol-based hairspray. The alcohol will dissolve the ink and get rid of the stain. Put a towel underneath the piece of clothing and soak the stain in hairspray. Blot with a towel until the stain is gone and wash your garment as you normally would.
15) Get Rid Of Water Stains
Rain, snow, and salt can do a number on your leather boots. Get rid of those water stains by dipping a toothbrush in white vinegar. Rub the stains with this solution to remove them.
Bonus. What about Empty Perfume Bottles?
Create a unique looking terrarium with old perfume bottles. Just add some pebbles, soil, and plants. These terrariums are absolutely darling!
2) Oil Burner
Pour some scented oil in your perfume bottles and add a wick. You can also add elements inside to make it look nice. This will make your home smell great.
3) Flower Vase
Looking for a decorative vase? Just take the top off of a perfume bottle and put your flowers in. It makes for a very chic vase.
Need a lighting fixture that pops? This one was made from old perfume bottles. It is quite the show stopper.
5) Jewelry Holder
Try using your old perfume bottles as a jewelry or ring holder. Just place your jewelry on the top of your bottle. It looks a lot nice than a regular jewelry holder.
6) Home Decor
Want something pretty to look at? Perfume bottles make the perfect home decor. Just fill it with pearls, rhinestones, or anything else.
Got funky perfume bottles? Then you can make some funky art. There are all types of cool things you can make with perfume bottles.
8) Mini Planters
Your old perfume bottles can help teeny tiny little plants grow. Just pour in some water and add your small plant. It makes the cutest mini planter.
9) Candlestick Holder
Candle holders can be pretty basic looking. But not if you’re using a perfume bottle. Just pop the candlestick right into the top.
10) Reed Diffuser
Your old perfume bottles can keep your house smelling sweet, minus the fire hazard. Clean out your bottle and pour in some fragrance oil. Then pop in your reeds.
11) Potion Bottle Necklace
Have some tiny perfume bottles? Turn them into these gorgeous potion bottle necklaces. Just and some chains and fill the bottles with rhinestones or sparkles.
Perfume bottles can also be transformed into pretty night lights. Just place some twinkle lights inside. Then leave in a place where you need a little light.
13) Pin Cushion
Perfume bottles make the cutest pincushions. Cover the top of your perfume bottle with some fabric filled with stuffing. Glue this to the top of your perfume bottle and use as a pin cushion.
14) Place Card
Perfume bottles can also be turned into super cute placeholders. Just label the bottle with your guest’s name and table number. You can also have a note or placard sticking out of the bottle.
15) Picture Frames
Use perfume bottles to really make a photo stand out. Just decoupage photos to your bottle. Decorate around your photo to give it a vintage look.