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20+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose Your Old T-shirts

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Whether you’re getting a jump start on spring cleaning or just casually sorting through your stash of clothes, do you have sorted out tons of old T-shirts that you never want to wear like me? It’s very wasteful if I just throw them away in the garbage. But, it will take up much more space in my dresser or closet I could use for clothing.

Then what to do with them? I search many websites and personal blogs and find many creative ways to turn my old T-shirts into usable items. Old and discarded T-shirts can be transformed into so many amazing crafts at home, such as the practical rugs, produce green bags, fashionable DIY jewelries, headbands and more. Today  I am going to share some DIY ideas with you in this article. Hope you can benefit from these ways and create some personalized crafts of your own with your old T-shirts.

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Braided T-shirt Rug. This upcycled braided rug is a super satisfying project to make.It will be perfect to place in front of the door. source

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DIY T-shirt Necklace.This cool T-shirt necklace will be a perfect addition to your fashion accessories. source

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Easy Knit Produce Bag from Old T-shirt. It is really easy and require very little sewing to make this reusable produce bag out of an old knit T-shirt. You can also make more bags in various shapes ,colors and sizes. source

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DIY T-shirt Pom Poms. T-shirt pom poms are so much more durable than tissue paper to hang on the door. They are so whimsical and fun and also great for adding color to any room. You can make some in different colors with the tutorials below. source

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T-shirt Plant Hanger. This is a really simple DIY project for any crafter – all you need to be able to do is to twist and knot t-shirt strips to make these cute hanging planters. Add your flower pot into the center – pot a flower or plant – hang on your deck or in your bedroom – and enjoy! source

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DIY Braided T-Shirt Bracelets. It is pretty fun and easy to make this braided bracelet with an old Tshirt. There are 2 videos here to tell you 2 different types of stylish summer-tastic bracelets using your old t-shirts.You can learn to DIY one to show off and share with friends. source

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DIY Braided Tie-dye Headbands with your Old T-shirt.If you can braid, you can make this handful of fun DIY tie dye headband out of some unwanted T-shirts. It is perfect for basking in the summer sun. Make one for yourself or your sisters. source

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DIY T-shirt Quilt.Take pieces with various patterns from your favorite T-shirts and then sew them into this amazing quilt. It’s so cool to sleep on this quilt with full of the precious memories.source

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DIY Neon Coil Bowls. With little imagination, these eye-catching neon bowels are made from the old and unwanted T-shirt.You can put them on your desk or shelf to hold some small items. source

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Braided Easter Basket.Anything you make out of t-shirt yarn should be soft and cuddly.So is this braided Easter basket. So meaningful to create this pretty project with your kids or take it as a gift for your belove on Easter Day. source

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Knotted Lampshade with Old T -shirt. This amazing knotted lampshade from old T-shirt is a perfect addition to your bedroom. You might have constant sweet dreams with it on your bedside. source

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Recycled T-shirt Alphabet Beanbags. Make these fun and colorful alphabet beanbags by using old T-shirt. Your little ones will love them very much, and it will also be easier and more fun to learn 26 letters for your kids. source

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DIY Flouncy T-Shirt Flowers. It’s hard to believe that these giant,lovely blooms are made from the discarded old T-shirt. They are certain to brighten any day if you make a vase for them. source

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DIY T-shirt Pillow. Using your unwanted old T-shirt to create this beautiful, fun and personalized graduation gift for your college classmates. source

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DIY T-Shirt Dog Toy. With your old T-shirt at home to make a quick and easy toy like this or a soft ball to entertain your pet. Here’s the tutorial. source

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DIY T-shirt Hat. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial about making an easy and inexpensive hat with old T-shirts. Start to DIY one for your family member. source

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DIY Summer Sandal.Summer is around the corner, sandals will be a necessity in our day. Here I will show you an easy and inexpensive way to make sandals from the old T-shirts. source

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Braided Rainbow Rug with Old T-shirt. This braided rainbow rug looks great in the play room.but it is not an easy project.If you have enough time and patience, you can have a try. source

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DIY Flip-flops from Old T-shirt. This cool flip-flop is made from the old T-shirt and the broken and old flip-flop. It works great during the approaching summer. Do you want to create one for yourself or your family member? Here’s the tutorial for your reference. source

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Braided Chain Necklace with Old T-shirt.Jewelry can be always very expensive.DIY jewelry from the old things is perfect. Look at this braided chain necklace with old T-shirt.It’ s perfect for everything from summer festivals to fancy springtime soirees. source

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Colorful T-shirt Scarp Wreath. This wreath is made with scrap fabric from the old T-shirt and is fun and beautiful to do in pink, white, red, green or other seasonal colors. It will look great on the wall or door of a child’s or even as a hospital door wreath for the arrival of a new baby. source

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Toddler DIY – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

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Welcome to the holidays, time for Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts.

Only this year, I have a toddler trying to help.

I went searching for kid friendly Christmas crafts and this is what I found.

I found the cutest ornament on Pinterest, so I figured I would give it a shot.

While I am putting the final result on my tree, this is totally a Pinterest fail.

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DIY Polish Star Christmas Ornaments

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My mother-in-law posted a link on Facebook the other day detailing how to make something called Polish Star Ornaments.

I watched the video and immediately fell in love with these easy, yet beautiful ornaments and thought how wonderful they would look on my Christmas tree.

Tradition of the Polish Star

In the Polish tradition of celebrating Christmas, the star has special significance.

On Christmas Eve the first star of the night is named “Gwiazda,” meaning “little star,” in remembrance of the Star of Bethlehem.

At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged.

Families then partake of the Christmas supper, “Wigilia,” the most carefully planned meal of the year.

Polish Star Ornaments

You will need the following supplies to make your Polish Star Christmas Ornaments:

  • A pen or pencil (to form the points)
  • Something sharp to poke a hole through the center of each piece of paper, I used a sewing needle, a toothpick would work too. If you use a compass to draw your circles, you can use that to poke a hole through the circles of paper.
  • Scissors
  • White Glue (to glue the points)
  • Jewelry Cord (to hold the pieces together, string, twine, ribbon etc. can also be used)
  • 2 Jewelry spacing beads, sequins, etc. (to keep the cord on both ends taught)
  • 5 Sheets of 8.5 x 11 Paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, printer paper, brown shipping paper etc.)
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 4″ wide, I used a cardboard ribbon spool
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 1″ wide, I used a nickel

Instructions:

1.  Use a 3″ – 4″ circle (I used a cardboard ribbon spool that is roughly 3.5″) and draw 4 circles onto a piece of paper. Next, use your .09″ – 1″ circle (I used a nickel) and draw the inner circle in the middle of the larger circle. Do this on the remaining pieces of 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper for a total of 10-20 large circles.  Or use the template found here.

2. Cut the larger circles out.  Then Fold the circle in half, fold a second time in half (1/4), then a third time in half (1/8).

3.  Open your circles up. In the center of the circle punch, use a needle, toothpick, etc. to make a hole.

4. Cut along the folds almost to the center, but not quite all the way. You can see in the photos below where the cuts are made.

5. Put a small dab of glue on the point of one tab, then wrap the tab around a pencil or pen hold in place for a few seconds so the glue sets, do this for all 8 tabs. You can also do this without using a pen or pencil as seen in the youTube video posted at the bottom.

6. Slip a spacer bead onto your jewelry cord halfway down the cord (you can also use string, twine, thin ribbon etc.). I didn’t take a photo of this, so I used the diagram from diohomeimprovements.com.

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3 Simple Halloween Crafts to Decorate your Home

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At TotsFamily.com we like to get crafty but we are also a very frugal set of people.

When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store challenged us to create a #SpookySpaces tablescape we couldn’t refuse.

Our table consists of three separate crafts which together make a lovely scene.

Or you can make just one or two of the crafts and add to your existing decor.

Looking for more Halloween ideas?

3 Simple Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home

Framed Holiday Quote

I love framed holiday quotes because you can customize and reuse it for every holiday table scape you create.

I chose the phrase ‘BOO’ for Halloween and decided to just use 1 letter per frame so it really stands out.

You could also choose whole words or phrases for each frame.

Instructions

I drew my letters, cut them out and glued them to a piece of Halloween craft paper.

Next, I trimmed my Halloween paper down and taped it to the back of the mat that is included in the frame.

I then assembled the frame back together and it was done.

Easy and effective. (You can reuse the frames with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)

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