I’m beyond excited about a DIY statement piece necklace that I made for FREE! Yes, FREE!!!! All I used was scissors, a t-shirt my husband didn’t want anymore, a needle and thread. I made the statement piece necklace from t-shirt yarn so in this post I will show you how to make T-shirt yarn. Once you have t-shirt yarn the possibilities are endless. You can make so many different things with it and its free or cheap. Just tell your friends and family to give you any of their unwanted t-shirts:-)
If your t-shirt has any graphics on it that you don’t want on the yarn just cut below it to separate that portion of the shirt from the rest. You will be left with a “tube” that will become your t-shirt yarn.
Lay the tube flat, pick a starting point and cut up and parallel to the opening. I chose to make my strip about 1 1/2 inches wide to ensure that my yarn will be thick enough to craft with.
Continue to cut parallel until you run out of t-shirt.
Lastly, pull the strip taut to encourage it to roll over on to itself and not fray.
Easy enough right?!?! Stay tuned for the statement piece necklace. Enjoy!
I will be the first to say that it’s hard for me to get rid of things sometimes (all the time). I may no longer want it for its intended purpose but I can find tons of other ways to use the same item.
In this case, I took clothing that I was done wearing and turned them into pillows for my son’s room. He has a black and white themed bedroom and I had some black and white items that were headed to Goodwill. You know what that means?!?!?! DIY PROJECT!!!!! I’ve even included pictures of me wearing the items just for fun. (Ha ha)
My friend that has a sewing machine sewed 3 sides, and I hand stitched the 4th side after inserting the cushion. You could easily hand stitch all the sides, use iron on tape, or my personal favorite, a hot glue gun. In this DIY project, the fabric was free, the cusions were about $6 each at Wal-Mart and it was fast and easy to do. Grant loves the soft feel of the cotton and I love that he has unique throw pillows with mixed prints for his big boy room. Enjoy!
Previously a tank top.
I worked around the house in the tank and my painters pants.
Previously a shirt.
6 months pregnant with Grant around Christmas of 2012
I was out browsing stores when I came across this beauty at Kirklands. It was on clearance for around $10. It’s a wonderful way to organize your jewelry. It hangs in the closet so it is out of sight. The individual zippers and pockets mean less clutter and reorganizing later down the line. I even put buttons that have come off of clothing in there so they don’t get lost.
I think with little effort I could make something like this but why spend time and energy on a DIY project that could be tedious when it’s beautifully made already for $10 bucks! (I got the G monogram for our last name just in case the hubs ever wants to store his jewelry in here.)