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Weekend Crafternooning: 4 Clever Crafts Made Out of Old T-Shirts


When it comes to weekend crafternooning, it doesn’t get much easier, more creative, and budget-friendly than these savvy DIY projects. Don’t believe us? See how Vanessa Nouwens fashions four T-shirts into four kinds of home decor. One word to describe the results: amazing.

Coasting along

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Cut .75-inch wide strips from a large white T-shirt. Machine sew three strips of fabric together at the ends to make one long piece of fabric. Repeat this process until you have three long strips.

Tie fabric strips together at one end and start plaiting. Knot at the end. Lie on a flat surface and coil the plaited fabric to make the coaster. Pin the end to secure. Hand sew the outer fabric to the inner fabric with a tacking stitch so it doesn’t unwind.

Cushy number

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Recycle an old T-shirt, or buy a new one (plain or printed), and sew it into a cushion. Cut off the arms and neck of the T-shirt so there are two square pieces of fabric.

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Add a zip and sew up the sides for a soft and super-comfy cushion. If your kids have a favorite T-shirt they have grown out of but still love, why not make cushions for their rooms?

Top it off

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Cut a piece of foam the same size as the top of a stool. Cut a circle of fabric from an old T-shirt, which is four inches bigger in diameter than the stool.

Place foam and fabric on top of the stool and fold the fabric under the stool. Secure with a staple gun. Pull the fabric taut before securing for a smooth finish.

No hassle tassel

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Measure and cut strips from a T-shirt .75 inches wide and 12 inches long to form tassels. You may need more than one T-shirt. Fold six strips in half, then tie another strip close to the top to make the tassel head. Thread tassels onto a piece of ribbon, wool, or twine and hang.

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This post was written by the editors of Homes to Love. For more, check out our sister site Homes to Love.

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