SPRING CLEANING!! One of my favorite times of the year! This month I’m focusing on cleaning out my closet. I have WAY too many clothes, many of which I never wear anymore (story of everyone’s life, right?).
I was going through some old tee shirts and found a couple that I haven’t worn in ages. One was a white shirt that I really liked, but that had a huge coffee stain on it. Again, story of my life.
So I decided to create this cute necklace so, in a way, I could still wear the shirt!
I included this necklace in my roundup of tee shirt crafts that I posted last week, so I thought I’d tell you how to make one of your very own! It’s super easy and the look of it with a tee shirt and jeans is just perfectly casually chic!
Tee Shirt Necklace
- An old tee shirt
- First lay your tee shirt out flat. Starting at the bottom, cut strips about 1 inch wide. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just eyeball it.
- Once your strips have been cut (I stopped cutting as soon as I got to the sleeves), gently stretch them out one by one.
- You could use a scrap piece of tee shirt material or a heavy duty piece of thread to thread the pearls. I used some left over tee shirt material that I stretched until it was super thin. I used a knitting needle to thread the pearls onto the fabric thread.
- Depending on the size of the tee shirt, you should be able to wrap the strips around your neck twice. That’s what I did and then I tied the string of pearls to the doubled up strips of tee shirt fabric.
It’s as easy as that!
I had so much fun creating this necklace that I made another one with a tank top that was too big on me. Stay tuned for that tutorial coming up next week! I also have a tutorial coming up on how to turn a favorite screen tee into an adorable accessory! Get creative with your spring cleaning this year!
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