Do you have a hard time parting with old team t-shirts that your kids have outgrown or are you looking for an inexpensive way to decorate a wall? We show you how to turn old t-shirts into wall art.
If you don’t have t-shirts or don’t want to cut them up, you can find what you need at your favorite thrift store. At our favorite store, Goodwill of Orange County, the t-shirts are sorted by color. You will have wall art that can change and grow as tastes and interest change. Today’s favorite sports team display can become tomorrow’s favorite rock band collage, plus you can reuse the frames.
Gather up your t-shirts and let’s get started! No sewing machine or lengthy step-by-step needed for this fun, easy DIY project! We chose our favorite LA and OC sports teams for our project.
- Canvases – I used 12 x 12 frames. You can find these at thrift stores too or at your local craft store.
- Staple Gun
Step 2: Cut off the front of the t-shirt and work with only one layer of material. Cut off the sleeves and the neckline and leave enough fabric to fold around the canvas.
It is better to start with too much fabric and trim it away after you work with it a bit instead of cutting off too much the first time.
Position your design and center it on the canvas. Stretch the fabric to remove wrinkles. If you need to iron the fabric, now is the time to do so.
Step 5: You may need to cut away excess fabric and cut away around the hook for hanging.
We used six t-shirts to make a themed collage and fill up a good portion of the wall. Position your collage on the floor until you get it looking just right. Measure the distance between the canvases, hang and enjoy your DIY canvas wall art.
This is an easy DIY no sew decor for an apartment wall, dorm room, kid’s room or man cave.
If you are a Goodwill thrift store fan too, you will enjoy our Pinterest board called Goodwill Finds Repurposed which is chock full of DIY inspiration. Stop by and take a look!
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