Monday, September 5, 2011

Upcycle your T-shirt

Special craft projects that would help the environment, create a fun item that you would be proud of and save space in your closet by using t-shirts that you no longer like to wear. I bet you all have few of those sitting in your drawers or closets, you love those t-shirts, however you no longer want to wear them. Hence, they take up closet space.

There are ways to upcycle and turn them into fun items you could wear, or give to your friends. If you make too many of them, you could sell online or help a non-profit organization with your creative works. The possibilities are endless.

The most important thing is to put together what you don't want to wear. Set a time for your project. Even better, ask you friends to join you and have a fun afternoon with them being creative for a cause.

These are some of the upcycled t-shirt I had. Here is the image of the end result. These purple flowers used to be purple t-shirt from one of my vacations. I never wore it and didn't have the heart to throw them out.

Some of the purple flowers ended up on this pearl cluster necklace.

These pink flowers were part of a pint t-shirt I had. I was having fun cutting it out and turning into these flowers, which adorn this necklace!








I will share with you several links for you to start-up your creativity. If you make some, please share the pictures with me.

1. Make fringe fashion scarf from a t-shirt:
http://youtu.be/Ud1rwQ8Aaog

2. Upcycle t-shirt into cardigan
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44793/how-to-upcycle-a-t-shirt-into-a-cardigan

3. Sun printed fabric:
http://whatthecraft.com/tutorial-sun-printed-batik-fabric-painting-and-dyeing/

4. Make a NO-SEW bag!! Make a No-Sew Recycled T-shirt Tote

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