Got flannel? Check out these 10 awesome upcycled flannel projects

Flannel isn't just for lumberjacks anymore -- it is one of the most popular trends in fall clothing, accessories and home décor. Nothing says fall is on its way better than this warm, comfortable plaid.
You don't have to settle for the traditional boxy shirt for your only touch of flannel. We've gathered the hottest ways to repurpose flannel into trendy projects.
1. No-sew flannel pillow
One of the quickest and easiest ways to upcycle a flannel shirt into a new item is to make a no-sew flannel pillow. Purchase several thrift store button up shirts to make colorful plaid pillows. You don't even need to use a sewing machine. A hot iron and iron-on fusible bonding tape does the trick.
2. Rustic flannel table runner
Different flannels combine to create this charming flannel table runner. The combination of lace and flannel add a vintage appeal. Old flannel blankets inspired Sadie Seasongoods to create this mountain lodge look. With just a bit of sewing and 5 dollars worth of recycled flannel, she recreated the look at a fraction of the cost.
3. Flannel hand warmers
Don't throw away your flannel scraps. Their thick, soft texture make perfect hand warmers. This tutorial makes the process so easy, your children can fill their afternoons making hand warmers. The free printable gift tag makes it easy to give these as gifts to family, friends and people in your community.
4. Flannel drink coozie
Tattooed Martha takes the drink coozie up several notches with this amazing flannel drink coozie. Perfect for fall campfires and football tailgating, this coozie will keep your drink cold and your hands warm. If you are lucky enough to find flannel in your school colors, you will definitely be ahead of the game! ​
5. Flannel headband
Sometimes you just need a touch of plaid. This flannel headband is stylish and extremely inexpensive to make. All you need is a scrap of flannel, a hair tie, a sewing machine and about ten minutes. Follow the step-by-step tutorial at The Miniature Moose. ​
6. Upcycled flannel infinity scarf
Scarfs don't just keep you warm, they keep you stylish this season. Create a flannel infinity scarf from an old flannel shirt with this easy sewing tutorial from Snip and Sew. One shirt creates a child-sized scarf. Combining more than one shirt for a larger scarf is easy.
7. Flannel elbow patches
The ultimate in preppy attire, plaid flannel makes a unique elbow patch for a sweater. All you need is a small piece of flannel and some basic sewing tools to create your own elbow patches. Apartment Therapy shows you how simple it is here.
8. Flannel pet bed
Although originally designed for a cat, you could create this upcycled flannel pet bed for a cat or dog. Fresh Eggs Daily created her first flannel pet bed when Christmas arrived and she'd forgotten to get her cat a present. This easy flannel project allows you to match your pet's bed with your home's décor.
9. Flannel holiday wreath
Welcome guests to your home with this inviting flannel holiday wreath. Flannel wraps around the wreath while battery operated candles provide a soft glow. Although evergreens decorate this wreath by CraftsnCoffee, you could use fall leaves or spooky Halloween bats for a different look.
10. Flannel pumpkin
You can easily find pumpkins made from plastic, wood, glass and ceramics. But I bet you've never seen a plaid pumpkin. This unique pumpkin is an easy no sew project using inexpensive items. The use of a plastic pumpkin on the inside creates the perfect pumpkin shape on the finished flannel pumpkin.
With pumpkin spice season quickly approaching, these plaid projects will have you ready for all fall has to bring. Share these upcycled flannel projects with your friends and family on Facebook!

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