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Eco Arts n Crafts--T-Shirts! 

              We all have them—that huge collection of random t-shirts. Maybe you got one at your brother’s corporate picnic or they were handing them out for free at that concert or you caught it at the footie match or you bought it at the 99 cent store.


They proliferate in the back of your closet—duplicating and duplicating. You tell yourself that you’ll wear it to bed or sport it at the gym—or you accept the reality that you’ll never wear it but just can’t bare to throw it away because you wore it every day in second grade or you got it on a meaningful trip or it reminds you of your first concert.


So what can you do with the impending explosion in your closet?


Recycle it into something new!


Check out our tried-and-true eco arts n crafts:


  1. Transform your T! generationt.com has tons of ideas and directions on how to cut, sew, pin, tie, braid, fray, loop etc. your old t-shirt! Turning that drab “brace face” shirt from your orthodontist into something fresh and fashionable. Some of the projects are quite intense but there are plenty that can be completed and mastered by even the most artistically challenged.
  2. Ever tried your hand at quilting? Cut and sew your shirts into a pillow case or a tote bag or a huge quilt!
  3. If you’re not so creatively inclined or just can’t find the time, there are multiple companies that will take your t-shirts and make the quilt for you. Try: Campus Quilt Company at campusquilt.com

-Carina Kolodny

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 03:47PM by Registered CommenterMTV SWITCH | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References

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