Friday, February 3, 2012

Upcycling at it's finest!

Elliott has a ton of button-up shirts! Some of them have seen better days!  I decided to "Upcycle" one of his shirts that was headed towards the dumpster. :)  If shirts could talk, it would probably thank me for saving it's life! (lol)  Here is a tutorial on how to make a "shirt bracelet"!

Start by cutting 4 strips of fabric. I used the length of his shirt sleeve.  Next, twist the fabric and start forming into a coil.

After your coil is finished, hot glue the heck out of one side!  This part can be frustrating because it is hard to keep together if your coil isn't tight enough.  While the hot glue dries, cut four circles out of the same fabric.
Lay all four "flowers" hot glued side up.  Measure a ribbon the size that you'd like the bracelet to be.  Place the ribbon the across the backside and hot glue all over the back.  Place the four circles on top of the hot glue.  

Let dry, flip over, and enjoy!

So easy!!  

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