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Friday, August 12, 2022

Dish Drain Pad Makeover


Okay, who has a drain pad

for doing dishes that has seen 

better days.  


I grew up in a waste not -

want not family . . .

so making this over was

an obvious task.




I just made a pillow case

to fit it snugly.

Inserted pad and sewed


It doesn't get any easier.




This is one side




This is the reverse side.




Then I covered this one 

with the same fabric

on both sides.

 Good as new :)

This is a good way

to use up old fabric

or scraps and even make

your drain pads 

match your decor :)


Well, that's my post,

I hope I inspired 

someone to make something

old, new again :)


Have a sweet day . . .

keep God first in your life


God bless you.


Connie :)


  1. Great job! Although I have to admit I dont have one of those.

  2. Great idea!1 I have a couple of those that could be redone. I usually use a dish drainer thing now, however, since we don't have a dishwasher and I have to wash all the dishes, my dish drain pads just couldn't hold them all. But that is still a great idea. Would also make a good hot pad to set hot casseroles on the counter or at a pot luck dinner.

  3. You are always so clever, Connie! And your "new" dish drain pad is much prettier than it was before, too. I don't sew, so no clever makeovers like this for me!

  4. Connie,
    You are remarkable and so creative. I admire you very much.

  5. It's so cute! I have something that goes over the sink.

  6. Your dish drain pad is so pretty!! I have 4 different ones that I rotate. All came from the thrift store ( except one that I found at the dollar store).

  7. Oh no. My comment went in as anonymous again. Granny Marigold ( of the 4 dish drain pads).

  8. Very nice going there CONNIE - your always fascinating me with the Projects you choose to do- Best Wishes. KEV.

  9. What a very good idea. It looks so much nicer.

  10. I love it Connie. Pretty new covers. Why not? those things get washed like dish towels, so we should have 3 or 4. Blessings, xoxo, Love, Susie

  11. Hi Connie, wanted to Thank You for coming by and for all your affirming comments. We too, think the Lord might just be
    around the corner, but it's like you say it will be in his timing not ours. We are sure praying that, as I am sure many others
    are too. I really love those dish pad drainers cause they are much easier to store away when not in use. We love Pioneer woman too, and her towels are very pretty as many of her other items. Did you know she is on a new show, we just watched
    it last night and really enjoyed it. It is on the discovery channel and is called "Big bad budget meals" or something like
    that. Think you would probably enjoy it too. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Blessings, Nellie

  12. Connie, what a great idea!!! I use a dish drainer in my 2nd sink. I used to only have one big sink so did have a pad on the side to drain dishes.. and it always got old pretty fast. What a good idea to just cover it. I DID make some new pillow covers to use over my Christmas pillows... so I guess that is making something old into something new to use for a different decor??? If I had more counter space in my kitchen, I WOULD have a dish pad too, as seems like i'm always rinsing something off and need room to just set it on the counter to dry (this was when I didn't have a dishdrainer in my sink). You make me want to make some pretty new hot pads to hang up and match my kitchen! You are such a busy bee! xoxo Marilyn

  13. Hi Connie, You are amazing! 😊 Every time I click on Crafty Home Cottage I discover something new and interesting. I absolutely love the way you are able to take something that needs a little improvement and make it really cool. That’s exactly what you’ve done with the drain pad. Honestly, you are an inspiration! And, Connie, I just want to say thank you so much for the super kind words you left for me on my latest blog post. I’m sure you will know this from your years of blogging … Occasionally someone will leave a comment that really strikes a home run as comments go. They are comments that will stick with you and encourage you. Your comment was exactly that way. So, thank you again. I’m sending you wishes for a great week ahead. Blessings to you! John

  14. that is a great idea, I have recently bought one, my first, I always had a dish drainer with a plastic base to catch the water and have now gone with one of these instead of the plastic, I will have to keep this in mind when this one starts to look bad.