12 Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas

12 Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas

I am a sucker for upcycling. There is something so thrilling about taking something destined for Goodwill or a landfill and recreating it again.  Which is why I love my other site, Roadkill Rescue.  It is packed full of amazingly talented people who can see beyond the trash can as well.  As I was purging my t-shirt collection and also received a bunch of t-shirts from friends I thought…

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Recycled Wine Cork Book Boxes

Recycled Wine Cork Book Boxes

I know there are many wine enthusiasts out there.  Wine drinking has become a hobby in America.  Unfortunately I don’t drink wine.  I guess I am not sophisticated enough and still have the palate of 3 year old.  But I am hopeful I will find a wine a like SOMEDAY. However, I love the corks and the bottles and all the ways to upcycle them.  Today Carmel is showcasing a project that uses corks and books to create little storage accessories for your bookshelves or desk.
DIY Upcycled T-shirt Dress
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DIY Upcycled T-shirt Dress

I am loving upcycling old t-shirts.  T-shirt material is so forgiving and it usually doesn’t need extra prep for the edges not to fray.  I was inspired by Cheri from I am Momma Hear Me Roar to try my sewing skills at using t-shirts to make a layered dress for Kayla. I must say once you get the hang of it you can’t stop making them.  They are so fun and embellishing makes them each unique.

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Valentine’s Day Fabric Stamped T-shirt Scarf {UPCYCLE}
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Valentine’s Day Fabric Stamped T-shirt Scarf {UPCYCLE}

Looking for a quick Valentine’s Day project to do with your kiddos?  This project is super simple and can be made with an old t-shirt.  If you are anything like me you have t-shirts coming out the wazoo.  We easily have over 75 between my husband and I.  It is time to start purging and upcycling.  That is what this week is all about – T-shirt Upcycle Week.

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5 Ways to Redo a Vintage Trailer

5 Ways to Redo a Vintage Trailer

Making over a vintage trailer probably isn’t something that most of us are going to have a chance to do…but you never know!  What I do know is that I love it when I see someone take something old and fix it up to give it a new start at life.  So, seeing these once-forgotten camping trailers made fresh and pretty just makes me happy!  Have fun peeking inside these sweet little homes on wheels as I show you 5 Ways to Redo a Vintage Trailer.

5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

It’s sweater weather!  I bet that many of you have been doing the same thing we’ve been doing: pulling out the boxes of cold season clothing, and figuring out what can be worn for another year, passed on to someone else in the family, or tossed into the giveaway pile.  You might want to wait a second before you give them the old heave-ho, and check out the tutorials I’ve found for upcycling everything from cable knit to cashmere.

5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

You know how much I love getting something for free and figuring out a way to fix it up into something pretty or useful.  I’m always stopping by the paint department of my local hardware store, and every time I buy a can of paint, it comes with a small stack of paint stirring sticks.  One day it dawned on me that those paint sticks gathering dust in my garage were actually pre-cut and pre-measured pieces of free, quality wood, and a world of possibilities opened up before me!  I’ve since used those paint sticks to organize my kitchen and my jewelry.  I’m not the only one who has figured out that paint sticks = free craft supplies.  Check out these five other creative uses..