A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 296,684
Currently Running With Scissors:
574 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Recycled T Shirt Rainbow Rug  (Read 3242 times)
Tags for this thread: recycle , tee , rug , earth_day  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
theartofmegan
Tutorial Contributor

One Crafty Wife Lady
Offline Offline

Posts: 338
Joined: 12-Jul-2005

Cr4ftN3rd. <3


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: April 26, 2010 03:21:31 PM »



I made this great recycled t shirt rainbow rug for Earth Day, and I wanted to share it with you as another great idea for recycling old or thrifted t shirts.

Each round is made from part of a cut t shirt. I used t shirts in 14 different colors, and saved the left overs for other t shirt yarn projects.



Here's the t shirts before being processed into strips.  I used Tulip Spray Fabric Paint to splatter paint them all before cutting them into yarn. This time I cut strips across the width of the shirt at a slight angle, and broke the strips at the weak point while stretching the strips, overlapping to join the pieces as I crocheted them.

I love using old things to make new and beautiful items, especially when they have a lot of vibrancy and color like this item. What will you make with t shirt yarn?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Art, Crafts, Fashion, Love.
http://www.theartofmegan.com

Visit my Etsy Stores!

The Art of Megan
Handmade, Vintage, and Recycled Craft Supplies at http://theartofmegan.etsy.com

HomeGrown Fashion
Unique, down-to-earth fashion, accessories, and home decor
http://homegrownfashion.etsy.com
bahookie
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010 03:39:28 PM »

What a clever idea... I often look at old and tired teeshirts in Goodwill and wonder what on earth good they will be to anyone.
This is lovely Smiley

I once went to a paper factory where they used old cotton to make the paper, but I'm not sure if they do it anymore.

Really nice
J
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SunflowerSmiles
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4063
Joined: 08-Mar-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010 03:45:20 PM »

this is really nice..how big is it?  love the bright colors Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

This and That... my main blog. Drop by and say "Hello!"
  Sew Stuffed a blog about the dolls and stuffies I make
    Pinterest
sweet_communist
the communist daughter
Offline Offline

Posts: 55
Joined: 03-Apr-2010

What we need more of is science.


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010 03:49:52 PM »

This is beautiful!  I have a weakness for happy rainbows and would love to have something like this rug in my presence at all times.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
yelutci
Offline Offline

Posts: 315
Joined: 23-Oct-2006

Gus, don't be a giant snapping turtle.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010 03:54:08 PM »

Simply stunning!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've heard it both ways.

I'm looking to swap some knit &/or crocheted crafts for handmade CP/HP soap.
keeshycutz
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010 06:19:15 AM »

I adore your rug, and envy your color selection, maybe i could tie die my tees first.....hmmm the possibilities...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LaughingLark
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010 02:03:58 PM »

I love it! Spraying little flecks of color on the t-shirts first is a great way to get a little subtle color variation in the finished t-shirt yarn. That was really creative.  Smiley

I'm thinking of making a t-yarn rug this summer, but since I'm new to crochet, mine will be rectangular. When I intend to make flat round things, they get really concave or ruffly. Once I get an eye for where to increase, I'll try rounds. You did a super job on your rug, and it's very cheerful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

fluffybaka
Offline Offline

Posts: 1422
Joined: 17-Jan-2007

The Lil Hippies are taking over!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010 02:54:07 PM »

I love it!  I may have to hit up my nearest thrift store to do something like this....
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.CraftyHippy.etsy.com
Eco-friendly items, patterns, hippies, and more.

I'm on Ravelry, too!
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephanie-horn
formerstargazer
^Creative Levels^--taking crafting to a whole other level--
Offline Offline

Posts: 29
Joined: 29-Sep-2009


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010 06:52:25 PM »

that is brilliant...i love the vibrancy of the color and have always wanted to do something like this...did it turn out soft for you?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

--Alicia  o_O

*think left and think right and think low and think high. oh, the things you can think up if only you try!**dr seuess**
Ruby Copperhead
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 4163
Joined: 11-Aug-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010 10:40:21 PM »

Beautiful!
What was the paint for?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Author Brenda Watson
Elise Primavera Talks About Auntie Claus
SPHDZ Book Trailer
John Freeman Talks About The Tyranny of E-mail
Margaret Peterson Haddix Talks About Sent
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.