Wall Hangings, recycled shirt

Make Your Own Wall Hanging from Old Tshirts

The staggering statistics about clothing waste always encourage me to consider DIY ideas that work for harshly used clothes. While some recycled t-shirt projects require a shirt in good condition, this one actually works with an old, loved shirt. Start by creating T-shirt yarn.


Step 1

To start, you’ll need a 8″ rod or stick, a ball of t-shirt yard, and scissors.

Step 2

Start by creating the long strands for the center. Cut 5 strands to 20″ in length. Loop them in a slip knot on the center of the rod.

Step 3

Next, cut 6 strands to 15″ in length. Loop 3 on each side, evenly.

Step 4

Check the rod to make sure the strands are centered.

Step 5

Next, clip the strands into shape. A little variation is fine and adds to the whimsical effect.


When finished, I like to sell these at the market. They’re small enough to fit on the wall by a desk or hang on a breezy window. Let me know if you make one.


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