40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts

Greetings from i Creative Ideas! If you are like me, you might have a bunch of old t-shirts sitting in your dresser drawers or closet and taking up the space you could have used for clothing you actually wear. Instead of simply tossing them out in the recycle bin or giving them away, there are many creative ways to repurpose and reuse them. T-shirt fabrics are the perfect materials for many wonderful crafts. From rugs, bags, pillows, home decor pieces, to fashion accessories such as scarves, bracelets and necklaces, the possibilities are just endless. Here at i Creative Ideas, we have come up with an awesome roundup of more than 40 creative ideas to repurpose and reuse your old t-shirts. Hopefully you will get inspired and go green to create something new and useful from your unwanted t-shirts. Happy crafting!

1. Easy Knit Produce Bag

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Easy Knit Produce BagA green project to make colorful produce bag using old t-shirts. Tutorial via Delia Creates

2. DIY Jersey Knit Bracelet

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Jersey Knit BraceletCut up your old t-shirts into strips and knit them into cool bracelets with your own fingers. Tutorial via V and Co

3. DIY T-Shirt Dog Toy

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-Shirt Dog ToyOld t-shirts are the perfect materials for pet toys because they are soft and durable. You can make a quick and easy toy out of old t-shirts to entertain your dogs. Tutorial via BarkPost

4. DIY T-Shirt Necklace

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-Shirt NecklaceTurn old t-shirts into a unique necklace to highlight your fashion style. Tutorial via Stars for Streetlights

5. Crochet Rug from Repurposed T-shirts

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Crochet Rug from Repurposed T-shirtsCut old t-shirts into strips and crochet them into this beautiful spiral rug. Tutorial via One Dog Woof

6. DIY T-Shirt Quilt

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-Shirt QuiltTake a piece from old t-shirts and sew into this amazing quilt that is meaningful and full of the precious memories. It will be a great gift and surprise for someone you care for. Tutorial via Stars for Streetlights

7. DIY Braided T-shirt Rug

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Braided T-shirt Rug

Make a really cool rug using old t-shirt yarn. Tutorial via Instructables

8. T-shirt Pom Poms

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> T-shirt Pom PomsTurn old t-shirts into pom poms, which are more durable than tissue paper ones. Tutorial via Craftaholics Anonymous

9. DIY Easy T-shirt Aprons

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Easy T-shirt ApronsRecycled your t-shirts into these colorful and cute aprons. Tutorial via Ruffles & Stuff

10. Colorful T-Shirt Scrap Wreath

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Colorful T-Shirt Scrap WreathThis colorful t-shirt wreath looks fantastic on the door. Tutorial via Blair’s Blessings

11. T-shirt Wall Art

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> T-shirt Wall ArtSuper fast and easy way to make unique wall art from old t-shirts. They will be cute and attractive addition to your home decoration. Tutorial via Crafts ‘n Coffee

12. T-shirt Yarn Easter Basket

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> T-shirt Yarn Easter BasketMake a bright colored Easter basket out of t-shirt yarn. Tutorial via The Experimental Home

13. From T-shirt to Scarf

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> From T-shirt to ScarfTurn an old T-shirt into a stylish fringe scarf. Tutorial via Plan B Anna Evers

14. T-Shirt Bangle Bracelets

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> T-Shirt Bangle BraceletsMake these fun bangle bracelets by covering old bangles with old t-shirt fabric. Tutorial via Family Chic by Camilla Fabbri

15. DIY T-Shirt Flower Dress

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-Shirt Flower DressUse t-shirt strips to make flower ornaments on a dress. Tutorial via Stars for Streetlights

16. DIY Slashed Scarf

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Slashed ScarfSlashed scarf from old t-shirt. Tutorial via A Beautiful Mess

17. DIY Upcycled Knotted Baby Hat

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Upcycled Knotted Baby HatThese cute knotted baby hats are so easy to make from old cotton t-shirts. They are perfect for your baby or as baby shower gifts. Tutorial via Alice & Lois

18. Make Recycled T-shirt Alphabet Beanbags

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Make Recycled T-shirt Alphabet BeanbagsUse old t-shirts to make these fun and colorful alphabet beanbags for your little ones. Tutorial via The Red Kitchen

19. DIY Braided T-shirt Rug

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Braided T-shirt RugUse t-shirt strips to make a fabulous braided rug. Tutorial via My Poppet

20. Knotted Headband with T-shirt Yarn

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Knotted Headband with T-shirt YarnT-shirt headbands are easy to make and great to wear. Tutorial via Sugar Bee Crafts

21. DIY T-Shirt Infinity Scarf

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-Shirt Infinity ScarfMake a t-shirt infinity scarf. Tutorial via Scarves Dot Net

22. Upcycle Old T-shirts into Pillows

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Upcycle Old T-shirts into PillowsMake pillows from old t-shirts. Tutorial via Faith Rim

23. No-Sew T-shirt Tote

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> No-Sew T-shirt ToteIt’s so easy to make this no-sew tote bag from an old t-shirt. Tutorial via Hey Wanderer

24. DIY T-shirt Plant Hanger

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-shirt Plant HangerTwist and knot t-shirt strips to make a cute hanging planter. Tutorial via Walk In Love

25. DIY Ringlet T-shirt Scarf

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Ringlet T-shirt ScarfThis ringlet scarf is so easy and fun to make. No sewing is required. Tutorial via Kevin & Amanda

26. Flip-Flop Refashion with Braided Straps

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Flip-Flop Refashion with Braided StrapsUse braided straps from old t-shirt strips to decorate plain flip flops. Tutorial via Make It and Love It

27. DIY T-shirt Shag Rug

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-shirt Shag RugShag rug from old t-shirts. Tutorial via Molly Kay Stoltz

28. DIY Crochet Lampshade

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Crochet LampshadeCrochet a unique lampshade with t-shirt yarn. Tutorial via Yellow Girl

29. Upcycle T-shirts to Summer Vest

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Upcycle T-shirts to Summer VestTurn two T-shirts into a stylish summer vest. Tutorial via How Joyful

30. The Rainbow Rug

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> The Rainbow RugI love this rainbow rug. Looks gorgeous! Tutorial via Sew Liberated

31. DIY Bracelets from Recycled T-shirts

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Bracelets from Recycled T-shirtsMake t-shirt bracelet. Tutorial via Crafts by Amanda

32. Upcycle Tshirt into Funky Necklace

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Upcycle Tshirt into Funky NecklaceTurn an old t-shirt into a unique necklace to highlight your fashion style. Tutorial via My So Called Green Life

33. T-Shirt Memory Scarf

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> T-Shirt Memory ScarfTransform your old t-shirts into a memory scarf. Tutorial via Makezine

34. DIY Ipod Holder from Old T-shirt

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Ipod Holder from Old T-shirtMake a durable iPod holder to use when exercising. Tutorial via Oh So Pretty

35. DIY T-shirt Latch Hook Rug

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-shirt Latch Hook RugMake t-shirt latch hook rug. Tutorial via XOELLE

36. DIY T-shirt Rag Pillow

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-shirt Rag PillowUse old t-shirts to make a colorful pillow as a personalized gift for the college-bound student. Tutorial via Fiskars

37. Neon Tshirt Reconstruction

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Neon Tshirt ReconstructionRefashion a large T-shirt into an awesome summer dress! Tutorial via CanCanDancer

38. DIY T-shirt Necklace

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-shirt NecklaceEasy-to-make t-shirt necklace. Tutorial via Whole Living

39. Easy T-shirt Coasters

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Easy T-shirt CoastersRecycle old t-shirts into braided coasters. Tutorial via NELLIEBELLIE

40. DIY No-sew Polka Dot Infinity Scarf

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY No-sew Polka Dot Infinity ScarfI love no sew! Make this cute polka dot infinity scarf from an old t-shirt. Tutorial via Sugar & Cloth

41. DIY Easy T-shirt Skirt

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY Easy T-shirt SkirtTurn an old t-shirt into a skirt! Tutorial via Melly Sews

42. DIY T-shirt Hat

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> DIY T-shirt HatMake a hat from old t-shirt. Tutorial via At Second Street

43. Fastest Recycled T-shirt Tote Bag

40+ Creative Ideas to Repurpose and Reuse Your Old T-shirts --> Fastest Recycled T-shirt Tote BagTurn old t-shirts into reusable tote bags. Tutorial via Instructables

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