What to Do With Old Memory Foam Pillows

Tired of your old memory foam pillows and not sure what to do with them? We’ve got you covered. From upcycling, creating a pet bed or DIY cushions to making a neck roll pillow and donating or recycling, we’ll give you all the tips for what to do with old memory foam pillows. So don’t throw them away just yet – get creative instead. With our help, that old memory foam can be given new life in many different ways. Let’s explore some ideas together on how best to make use of your worn-out pillows.

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Upcycle Your Old Memory Foam Pillows

Upcycling your old memory foam pillows is a great way to save money and give them a new lease of life. With just a few straightforward steps, you can effortlessly transform these previously cherished items into something rejuvenated and captivating.

First, remove the pillowcase from the pillow itself. If it’s still in good condition, consider donating or selling it online, so someone else can enjoy its comfort. Then, take out all the stuffing inside – this could be made up of shredded memory foam pieces or even cotton balls.

Next, decide what type of project you want to make with your old pillow stuffing. There are lots of creative ideas for transforming those little bits into something new and useful around the home:

• Create pet beds – simply sew together two pieces of fabric (in any pattern or colour), then stuff them with the shredded foam for an extra comfy spot for your furry friend to relax on;

• Make cushions – use colourful fabrics and patterns to create unique cushion covers that will add personality to any room;

• Craft neck roll pillows – fill small tubes of fabric with shredded memory foam pieces, then tie off at each end for easy neck support;

• Donate or recycle – if none of these projects appeals to you, consider donating your materials instead so they don’t go to waste. Many charities accept donations like this which help people in need get access to comfortable bedding supplies. Alternatively, look up local recycling centres that may be able to put them back into circulation as raw materials for other products such as insulation material or carpet padding.

With a little creativity and some elbow grease, you can upcycle your old memory foam pillows into something new and exciting. Why not try creating a pet bed for your furry friend?

Key Takeaway: Old memory foam pillows can be upcycled into pet beds, cushions, neck roll pillows or donated/recycled. Use colourful fabrics and patterns to create unique items that will add personality to any room.

Create a Pet Bed

Making a pet bed for your beloved furry friend doesn’t have to be costly or challenging. With some simple upcycling, you can turn an old memory foam pillow into the perfect spot for your pup or kitty to rest their head.

First, choose the right size pillow for your pet’s bed. Measure them from nose to tail and add a few inches on either side so they have plenty of room to stretch out. Then find an old memory foam pillow that fits those measurements – it should be thick enough that your pet won’t feel any bumps in the floor underneath but not too thick that they’ll sink down too far and get uncomfortable.

Dog sitting on a memory foam pillow

Next, cover the pillow with the fabric of your choice – anything from cotton blends to fleece will work well here. Make sure you measure twice before cutting, so there’s no excess material hanging off the sides when you’re done sewing it together. You can also use velcro strips instead of sewing if you don’t want to bother with needles and thread.

Once everything is sewn together (or stuck with velcro), stuff it full of stuffing like polyester fiberfill or shredded foam pieces until it’s nice and fluffy – this will make sure your pet has plenty of cushioning while they sleep. Finally, place the finished product in its designated spot in your home and watch as Fido or Fluffy snuggles up against their new cosy bedding every night.

With just a little bit of effort, you can create a comfortable resting place for your beloved four-legged companion without breaking the bank – all thanks to repurposing an old memory foam pillow. It’s an easy and affordable way to give your pet the comfort they deserve.

Key Takeaway: Upcycling an old memory foam pillow is a simple and affordable way to make a cosy pet bed. Measure the size, cover it with fabric, stuff it with stuffing, and place in your home for your furry friend to enjoy.

DIY Cushions

Do you have an old memory foam pillow that’s seen better days? Don’t throw it away – upcycle it into a stylish cushion for your home. Cushions are the perfect way to add some colour and texture to any room, so why not make one yourself with an old memory foam pillow? Here’s how.

Materials Needed:

– Old Memory Foam Pillow

– Fabric of Your Choice (1/2 yard)

– Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread

– Scissors or Rotary Cutter & Mat

Step 1: Measure and Cut the Fabric

Measure out two pieces of fabric that measure 18 inches by 18 inches each. Use scissors or a rotary cutter and mat to cut them out. Make sure both pieces are even in size.

Step 2: Place the Fabric on Top of the Pillow

Place one piece of fabric face down on top of your memory foam pillow, then place the other piece face up on top of it so that all four corners match up perfectly with each other. Pin them together if needed to keep them from shifting around while sewing them together later on.

Step 3: Sew Around Three Sides Together

a lady laying in bed

Using either a sewing machine or needle and thread, sew around three sides of your cushion cover, leaving one side open for stuffing purposes later on in this tutorial. Make sure you backstitch at least twice at each end for extra strength when finished stitching those three sides together before moving onto step 4 below.

Once finished stuffing, close off the last side by hand stitching it closed with either a needle and thread or using a sewing machine if desired. Ensure that you do not overstuff your cushion cover, as this will cause lumps in certain areas once used as a seat cushion etc.

And there you have it – a brand new DIY cushion made from an old memory foam pillow. This is just one example; feel free to experiment with different fabrics, sizes, shapes etc., to create something unique and special for any room in your home.

With the right materials and a little creativity, you can turn old memory foam pillows into stylish cushions that will add comfort and style to any room. Now let’s take it one step further and learn how to make a neck roll pillow.

Key Takeaway: You can upcycle an old memory foam pillow into a stylish cushion for your home. You’ll need fabric, scissors or rotary cutter and mat, sewing machine or needle & thread. Measure out two pieces of fabric, place one piece face down on top of the pillow then sew around three sides leaving one side open for stuffing before closing off the last side.

Make a Neck Roll Pillow

Making a neck roll pillow is an easy and cost-effective way to get the perfect night’s sleep. All you need is an old memory foam pillow, some fabric of your choice, scissors, and thread.

Start by cutting the memory foam into two equal pieces that are roughly 4 inches in diameter. Next, cut out two circles from your chosen fabric that measure 8 inches in diameter each. Place one piece of memory foam onto each circle of fabric and fold over the edges, so they meet in the middle. Sew around all four sides with a basic stitch to secure them together.

Neck pillow made from old memory foam

Once finished, turn it inside out so that all seams are hidden on the inside of your neck roll pillow. To make sure everything stays securely in place when you use it for sleeping or relaxing purposes, add a few more stitches at either end to keep everything secure and snugly fit together.

Now you have a custom-made neck roll pillow. It can be used as support for your head while reading or watching TV on the couch or even just sitting up straight while working at home during these times when we’re spending most days indoors due to Covid-19 restrictions – making this project especially useful right now. Not only does this provide extra comfort, but it also helps improve posture since it supports both your head and neck area, which can help reduce tension headaches too.

Key Takeaway: Making a neck roll pillow from an old memory foam pillow is easy and cost-effective. It provides extra comfort, supports your head and neck area to reduce tension headaches, can be vacuumed clean and its cover can easily be changed for a new look.

Donate or Recycle

When it comes to disposing of home and garden products, there are a few options available. Donating or recycling your old items is an excellent way to keep them out of landfills and help others in need.

Many household items can be donated if they are still in good condition. This includes furniture, appliances, electronics, clothing, bedding, kitchenware, books and toys. Memory foam pillows can also be donated as long as they have not been used for more than two years or have visible signs of wear and tear, such as stains or tears. It’s best to check with local charities before donating any item, so you know what their requirements are for accepting donations.

There are many places where you can donate unwanted items, including charity shops like the Salvation Army or Goodwill; online donation sites such as Freecycle; homeless shelters; women’s refuges; churches; schools; libraries; animal shelters, and food banks. You may even find someone who needs your item through social media platforms like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. If you’re unsure about where to donate your memory foam pillow, then contact your local council for advice on how best to dispose of it responsibly.


In conclusion, you don’t have to throw away your old memory foam pillows. With a bit of creativity and some DIY know-how, you can upcycle them into something new. Whether it’s creating a pet bed for your furry friend or making a neck roll pillow for yourself, there are plenty of ways to repurpose these pillows. Donating or recycling is also an option if you’d rather not get creative with them. So next time you’re wondering what to do with old memory foam pillows, consider the possibilities.

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