The T-Shirt UP-cycle Bracelet
Under $5 Gift idea
I'm a cotton t-shirt lover, in a variety of colors. My current favs are Teal and Coral...
I've come to learn that wearing cotton, with just about any pair of shorts or pants, start to wear right where the button/snap is, leaving small, itty bitty holes. I was sure we had moths in our closet, but a friend shed light on what the culprit was, the corner edge where the pants close thins the fabric over time...
These two shirts were a weekly staple for me, until now. The pink one, during summer, since it has short sleeves, and the chocolate brown, during fall and winter, because it has long sleeves.
So, instead of tossing them, I decided to re-purpose them with a fun bracelet. Below is a tutorial on how to do it!
1 - 2 Old T-shirts
Cut Strips from your shirt like so:
(sorry, chocolate shirt not pictured)
3 Pink Strips in 3 - 4" inches thickness
3 Brown Strips in 3 -4 inches thickness
Combine together 1 Pink and 1 Brown strip each making 3 sets of strips, ideal for 'braiding'.
I then used a cloths pin to hold my 3 strips together for braiding. I tied a strong knot to close the bracelet. I make it fit just tight enough around my wrist, since it's cotton, it stretches when pulled over to wear.
It looks like this when done.
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