What we had planned for the actual 4th of July, turned out to be on the 3rd of July so I as SCRAMBLING to finish this project in about 30 minutes. So, I'm sorry, but the pictures aren't the best.
I'd seen people make necklaces and bracelets out of old T-shirts and thought that would be a cute way for my daughter and I to match at the festivities. :) I also made my daughter a headband to wear out of the sleeves too.
|I actually didn't end up using the needle and thread because the sleeve fit perfectly around my daughters head. :)|
BUT, I did use a hot glue gun which I forgot to add to the picture.
Pull them tight between your fingers and let them "roll" themselves. They'll look like this:
Then you just wrap them up however you'd like a tie them together for a necklace or bracelet.
There are other ideas for bracelets, which I'll share with you another time too.
Then for the headband, like I mentioned I used about a 2 1/2 strip from the sleeve of my shirt as the "headband". Then to doll it up a bit, I added some "flowers". I basically wrapped and twisted a 1 1/2 in strip around itself and glued it along the way.
They will look like this when you are finished:
|Sorry about the poor quality of picture. |
AND, because I was in a hurry, I did a sloppy job with the glue and you can see that on the blue one. :-/ It'd look much better if I had time to be more cautious with where I put the glue.
So there you have it, my very first upcycle t-shirt project. I like the idea and think it would look really cute in different color combinations too.
Got any old t-shirts?? ;)