Upcycled Tshirt Wreath

Upcycled Tshirt Wreath Tutorial

When decorating for the holidays consider upcycling materials from around your home instead of buying new.  I have a million and one old tshirts that I saved for crafting and couldn't wait to try making an upcycled wreath.  This project was inspired by the upcycled wreath that I made for my daughters room using a bed sheet. Supplies:  2 large tshirts, foam wreath form, and scissors or rotary cutter Time:  1 hour for med-large size wreath Directions:  Cut fabric strips approximately 1-2" by 6".  Tie each strip onto the wreath form with a simple knot.  Continue tying strips to the wreath until you fill up the entire form.  Embellish with a fabric flower. (Directions for the tshirt fabric flower can be found at Emily's Little World blog.)  I used tshirt scraps and braided them to for the hanging ribbon for this wreath.  You can use straight pens to attach the braid to the back of the wreath. Hang your wreath and enjoy!  Happy Holidays!   ... [ Read More ]

Picture Frame from a Plastic Lid #freefromtrash

Picture Frame from a Plastic Lid #freefromtrash

This is the perfect accessory for your refrigerator or to give as a gift.  You could even make one (or ten) of these as ornaments on your Christmas tree (not sure why I'm talking about Christmas in July). Directions:  Cut picture to fit the inside of your lid and apply glue lightly to the back of the picture.  Glue a magnet to the back of the lid and allow to dry.  In less than 5 minutes you have an adorable photo frame magnet! Could it get any easier than this?  What do you do with the lids from your plastic containers?  Did you know that most recycling centers won't accept lids in their plastic recycling stream?