Day 10 of the 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments–I can’t believe we are coming to an end! Today, I have my friend Ann Marie from white house black shutters sharing her tutorial on how to create a Recycled T-Shirt Mini-Wreath Ornament! Only 2 more days to enter to win the Cricut Giveaway going on during our 12 day-long event!
Hi Sew Woodsy readers! I’m Ann Marie from white house black shutters (I’m also @whbsblog if you’re on Instagram) and today I’m sharing a simple ornament that you could make (or your kids could make) in a few minutes.
It’s also made from an old canning jar lid and an old t-shirt, so there’s a chance you won’t have to buy anything. You can also teach a little lesson on re-use and recycling. My favorite kind of craft!
What you’ll need is a green t-shirt, canning jar lid ring, and scissors. I also used embroidery floss to add a bit of detail, but that’s optional.
-Take your t-shirt and cut about an inch off of the bottom. Do it again.
-Cut the t-shirt ring so that it is a strip of t-shirt.
-Puuuuuull the cut t-shirt to stretch it to make it skinnier and yarn-looking.
-Tie a t-shirt string to the wreath and start wrapping!
(HA! sorry for my chipped nail polish.)
When you’re done, wrap a little bit of embroidery floss around it to add detail. Tie it off with a bow.
Add a hook to the top and that’s it!
No joke, making one of these took about 10 minutes from start to finish. My four and three year old kids tried it out too and had fun wrapping the t-shirt string around and around and around… it was also a nice quiet afternoon activity for them. 🙂