Throwback Thursday can be a great reminder of the past, or a hellish reminder of some more embarrassing aspects of your life and childhood. It can be a mixed bag, just like these mixed fabrics that make a bathroom throw rug out of old and worn out towels.

Sure, you can do this with brand new towels, but that would be a waste of money in harsh economic times. But if you have some old towels that are starting to lose their drying capability and are fraying and tearing at the edges and seams, then this is a great and colorful way to recycle them into something nice and useful for the house without spending a penny.