Friday, August 12, 2011

T-shirt Upcycle: Door Decoration

Alright friends, here is my second t-shirt upcycle project to share with you. Again, it was all white t-shirts that were worn out and since we have an orange door, white seemed the most appropriate.
Finished Product
What you'll need:
Sorry, it's a bit blurry. I believe it was a 5 in. ball, but if I did it again I would use a smaller one.
I used approximately 3 medium sized t-shirts for each ball. 
1 1/2-2 in. strips that you cut down to: 
1 1/2-2 in. squares, could've been smaller too.
Cut the edges off the squares to create circles. Once you have all your circles you fold them in quarters and hot glue them into place on the ball. I started at the "top" and worked by way around.

Finished with the top and bottom, then worked my way into the center.
A view from the top.

Look at the difference in size!
I didn't realize it would change so drastically,
a big reason why I'd start with a smaller ball next time. 

One finished ball.
A view from the side.

There you have it. A raggy old t-shirt turned into a cute door hanging! I had planned to use three balls, but went through all my shirts and this project is far more time consuming then I was expecting. So I settled for least for now! ;)

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  1. That is adorable! You'd never guess that was an old T-shirt. What a stylish decoration.

  2. Great idea, I can see this as a great Christmas gift.
    following from boost my blog fridays

  3. That turned out really cute! I'm following you from the Boost Your Blog Hop!

  4. Great idea!
    Stopping by from the Friday hops to say hello.
    You can visit me at

    Have a great day!

  5. Super cute!! I haven't seen anything like this!

  6. WOW - Super cool. I absolutely love it..
    Hello there.. Officially following you from boost my blog hop today.. Lovely blog.. Awesome posts.. Settling in to read some more.. ;)) Hope you can stop by my blog sometime.. I'm Marilyn from .. Ciao :))

  7. Very cute. I'll have to give it a shot.

  8. What fun!

    Hop'pin by from 'Boost my Blog Friday Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

  9. I love this! Super creative, I'm totally trying it! Great blog, am a new follower :).

  10. I just love this, thanks for sharing at Happy Hour!

  11. Those are darling! Easy, too...even better. ;) Great tutorial.

    Thanks for the follow and the sweet comment. I'm following you now too!

    Can't wait to see you scratch off homemade butter!
    (My next post will be about homemade laundry detergent, so stay posted!)
    Nicole @

  12. Nice to meet you, Chelsea! I'm following you back and admiring your creativity :)

  13. @Nicole, I've been making homemade laundry detergent for about a year and LOVE it! :) I have a few posts all about it too. It works really well for our family.

  14. I love these hanging balls! Great idea for those old t-shirts!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. Hi Chelsea, I am popping over from Monday Mingle- I love your Blog and look forward to checking in again! Interested in your FRUGALITY! Stop by my Faith blog when you can! In His Grace, Dawn

  16. Wow, these are super cute and so simple to make! Great job! I'd love for you to come link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)

  17. I love this!! It has given me an idea....hope you don't mind if I take this project a step further. ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. @Jennifer-Go for it! Then come back and share it with us, I might change mine up too! :)

  19. @Audra, thanks for the invite, enjoyed the hop! :)


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