How many old t-shirts do you have just taking up space in your closet? If you’re like us, you may be embarrassed to admit the number of old, ratty t-shirts from your glory days that you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of. The good news is that you can still cling to the clothes (and the memories), but by using those t-shirts to make something cool and creative. Here are 16 clever ways to recycle t-shirts, and many of the projects are no-sew!
Creative Ways to Recycle T-Shirts
Make some cool capes for the kids. The world needs more superheroes!
via The Tiptoe Fairy
No sewing skills? No problem! Make a no-sew tote for yourself or for a friend.
via Practically Functional
Learn how to turn t-shirts into t-shirt yarn for craft projects. You’ll find several fun ways to use it further down in the post!
via Everything Etsy
Use a couple of t-shirts to create this chic designer-inspired scarf. Gorgeous!
via How Does She
Can you crochet? This t-shirt was turned into an adorable Easter basket.
via The Things We’ll Make
Create a few new belts to add to your wardrobe. Stylish!
via Delia Creates
Turn too-big t-shirts into no-sew t-shirt dresses for the kiddos.
via Kids Activities Blog
If you have 10 minutes, whip up one of these easy peasy skirts. Seriously… how cute are those?
via Make It Love It
Use some of your t-shirt yarn to create this pretty knotted headband. Great for kids or adults!
via Sugar Bee Crafts
And here’s a braided headband that’s just as gorgeous.
via As the Bunny Hops
As your kids outgrow their t-shirts for school sports, save them to make a school spirit t-shirt blanket. What a neat idea and a great keepsake for the kids.
via How Does She
Tired of water rings on your coffee tables? Turn some of those shirts into handy dandy t-shirt coasters.
via Nellie Bellie
Make some playful t-shirt throw pillows for the deck furniture (or for your couch).
via Uncommon Designs Online
Save some t-shirts for your tween or teens next sleepover. They’ll love making these bangle t-shirt bracelets.
via Crafts by Amanda
Make a t-shirt rug for the kids’ room.
via Designed Decor
Cover a binder with an old t-shirt to add a touch of flair and an extra layer of protection. Neat way to keep using binders after they’re looking a little ragged.
via Carolyn’s Homework
Want more upcycling ideas? Try this list of wine cork projects!