I always say that my favorite craft store is the thrift store, and my favorite supply is clothing. You won’t find such colorful material to work with at a better–or greener–price. Here are 10 ways to reuse old clothes.
1. Patchwork Sweater Blanket
Turn a collection of patterned sweaters into a cozy throw.
Use t-shirt yarn to make your own storage.
Or hanging wall art.
Use a pair of old jeans to make these clever planters.
Turn a t-shirt into the perfect carry-all.
Or use a pile of shirts to make a rug.
Snap photos in style with a one-of-kind camera strap.
Update an old lamp with a simple cardigan.
Turn a men’s plaid shirt into a backpack.
Make a fringed scarf from an old shirt.
I hope you’re inspired to reuse those old clothes and will think twice before tossing them out. For more creative reuse ideas visit me at MakerMama.com.
Fiesta Wreaths (April 7-May1, 2015) reflects the vibrant aesthetic of San Antonio’s celebration & tradition while confronting our city’s messy side. Wreaths exhibited are made from creatively reused & beautifully repurposed materials that challenges one’s perspective about what our community consumes then discards.
Spare Parts thanks the creative contribution of the following individuals & groups for making this exhibition possible: Eric Cavazos, Jackson Middle School, Longfellow Middle School, Maker Mama, Marshall High School & RVK Architects.
Proceeds from this exhibition will go directly towards the increase of Spare Parts educational programming in our schools where arts are in need.
DIY Fiesta Wreath Cup Activity (see above image)