10 Ways to Reuse Clothes

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.
thrifted-sweater-blanket1. Patchwork Sweater Blanket

Turn a collection of patterned sweaters into a cozy throw.

theredthread_NeonCoilBowls_main22. Neon Fabric Coil Bowl

Use t-shirt yarn to make your own storage.

tshirt-yarn-weaving3. T-Shirt Yarn Weaving

Or hanging wall art.

recycled-jeans-planter4. Recycled Jeans Planter

Use a pair of old jeans to make these clever planters.

workoutbag2125. T-Shirt Workout Bag

Turn a t-shirt into the perfect carry-all.

rag-rug-title6. Braided T-Shirt Rug

Or use a pile of shirts to make a rug.

make-a-camera-strap-from-a-scarf-intro7. Scarf Camera Strap

Snap photos in style with a one-of-kind camera strap.

cardigan-lampshade8. Cardigan Lampshade

Update an old lamp with a simple cardigan.

plaid-backpack9. Restyled Plaid Backpack

Turn a men’s plaid shirt into a backpack.

slasher-scarf10. Slasher Scarf

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.

 

2015 Fiesta Wreath Exhibition at Carver Cultural Community Center

Spare Parts Gallery Invite_Fiesta Wreaths

 

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.

For gallery hours and dates click here (free admission).

DIY Fiesta Wreath Cup Activity (see above image)