18 Amazing Ways to Upcycle Old T-Shirts!

How-to's DIY Tutorials for refashioned T-Shirts

 

Polar Vortex got you feeling blue…or, rather, feeling burr? Thankfully, spring is right around the corner and sunny days, chirping birds, and barefeet on the dashboard will be here before you know it.

Along with the coming of Spring, another urge is sure to follow: the insatiable desire to run out and buy the newest, shiniest fashions available. Luckily, *silver lining* since you have a bit of time on your hands before shedding your winter layers, you can use that time to prepare for your Spring fashion debut!

Make room in your closet for all the new spring T-Shirts to come, by kicking out some of your old tees and refashioning them into something entirely different! Here are 18 T-Shirts.com approved DIY methods:

 

1. DIY LACEY SIDE PANEL TANK

What better way to fuel your warm-weather-desires than by

transforming a tee into a breezy, flowey tank?

DIY Lacey Sided Tank

DIY Tutorial here

 

 

2. DIY CROCHET SIDE TEE

Grandma's crocheted doilies have never looked so good!

DIY Lace Side Tee 

DIY Tutorial here

 

 

3. DIY PEEK-A-BOO SHOULDER TEE

Are you as "riveted" with this refashion as we are?

DIY Cut-out Tee Tutorial

DIY Tutorial here

 

 

4. DIY SIDE TIE TEE

Sometime less is more - who really needs two sleeves anyway?

DIY Side Tie Tee Tutorial

DIY Tutorial here

 

 

5. DIY TWISTED BUTTERFLY BACK TEE

Because wearing shimmering butterfly wings might not be very practical.

(Though this doesn't mean we don't love wearing them from time to time.)

DIY Twisted Back Tee Tutorial

DIY Tutorial here

 

 

6. DIY TREE CUT-OUT

How fun would this be on Earth Day? If you don't opt for one of these Earth Day styles, of course.

DIY Tree Cut-Out Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

7. DIY SKULL BACK TEE

You KNOW it's good when even Martha Stewart has a skeleton tee-torial.

DIY Skeleton Cut-Out Tee Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

8. DIY STUDDED TEE

 Possibly the easiest upcylce projects there is! But no less effective. All you need is a men's white t-shirt one size larger than your usual size.

DIY Studded Tee Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

9. DIY FEMININE FLORAL TANK

A little shoulder, a little floral pattern, a lot of Ooh La La! 

DIY Flower Tee Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

10. DIY RUFFLED WAVES TEE

Are the waves of Springy excitement washing over you yet? Start with a blank tee in a bright color like our Perfect Tee in Cancun blue!

DIY Ruffle Tee Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

11. DIY ROSETTE PILLOW

Bet you wouldn't even guess that this used to be a tee! Using a shirt in a gorgeous color like our lush purple, makes this project even more feminine.

DIY Rosette Pillow Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

12. DIY RUFFLE PILLOW

Super cute...just dont take a nap on it or you might wake up looking 100 years old!

DIY Ruffle Pillow Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

13. DIY TEXTURED DISHCLOTHS

Get in the mood by doing some spring cleaning with washcloths made of "T-shirt Yarn."

DIY Textured Dish Clothes Tutorial

DIY Tutorial here

 

 

14. DIY WRAP T-SHIRT HEADBAND

Keep those loose hairs out of you eyes during your furious spring cleaning!

   DIY Wrap Headband Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

15. DIY 5 STRAND BRAIDED HEADBAND

You might have to grow two more fingers per hand to do it, but this five strand braid is great!

DIY Braid Headband Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

16. DIY EASY BOW HEADBAND

For those of us who are all thumbs, here is super easy headband option.

DIY Bow Headbands Tutorial
DIY Tutorial here

 

 

17. DIY WAVY SPRING SCARF

Dress up any plain tee with some bright waves.

DIY Ruffle Scarf Tutorial

DIY Tutorail here

 

 

18. DIY PRODUCE BAG

Everyone has a little baggage - this will contain it nicely ;)

DIY Produce Bag 

DIY Tutorial here

 

Kate Horvat

Kate is HalloweenCostumes.com’s Marketing Project Coordinator with an obsession for all things supernatural and spook-tacular! If it’s eerie or peculiar you will find her wide eyed and cross-legged, eagerly awaiting more information. She also enjoys listening to paranormal podcasts (the more provocative the better!), conducting true crime research (the bloodier the better!), crafting (the geekier the better!) and super sleuthing (the more obscure the better!).


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