Repurposed T-Shirt into a Picture Frame!

We have stacks of old T-shirts in our house. I decided I would do a few projects using repurpose t-shirts into fun projects for my sons room. The first project is repurposing T-shirts into a picture frame. Our school colors are Red and Black and we are avid Ohio State fans so we have a large amount of Red, Black, Grey and white T-shirts around the house. I repurposed some of the red, black and white for this repurposed t-shirt picture frame.

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I had the picture frame lying around the house, waiting to be used for something. I began by painting the inside and outside edge of the frame black. Which I forgot to take a picture of the frame after I was done painting. Next is cutting up the t-shirts. I began by cutting the sleeves and the neck off of the t-shirt. I then cut down each of the sides, to separate the front form the back.

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Next was measuring and marking the t-shirts so I could cut the full length of the t-shirt into strips. Now the fun and tedious part of rolling the t-shirts into strips. I figured out that if you hold the edge of the t-shirt and pull, the t-shirt begins to roll on its own. Thank goodness I figured that out after only rolling the first one.

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Once I had a few of the t-shirts rolled, I figured out a pattern and continued to cut and roll what I would need to complete the repurposed t-shirt picture frame.

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I cut the ends of the t-shirt rolls at and angle so they will meet together evenly in the corners of the frame. I began to glue down each of the t-shirt strips and cut off the excess. Next was to add another strip at an angle to cover up the corners of the rolled t-shirts.

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I finished the repurpose t-shirt picture frame with red poster board as the back drop and used black scrapbook paper to frame the Go McKinley Bulldogs poster. Now I have a great wall hanging to use in my son’s bedroom, once I move his room. This on my list to move him to the upstairs bedroom and turn his room into a guest bedroom.

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I will be sharing this repurpose t-shirt picture frame over at Totally Green Crafts. They are having a Totally Green Contest with repurposed sweaters and repurposed t-shirts. The Contest runs January 28th through February 25th. I am a sponsor for this contest, so go over and check it out. You can enter your repurposed sweater or repurposed t-shirt project to be eligible to win great prizes, entries must be submitted by February 15th.




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18 Responses to Repurposed T-Shirt into a Picture Frame!

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  2. DeDe this is brilliant! I would never have thought to repurpose a t-shirt in this way! LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing at March Madness!


  3. What a cute idea, Dede! Sorry I’m been MIA from your link party this week and last, we’ve been so busy I haven’t linked up to any parties! argh. Thanks for sharing (and sorry I’m so ridiculously late in commenting, too!)

  4. What a unique idea! It turned out so pretty. I’ll have to share this with my daughter for her son’s room. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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