Monday’s Make-it … { My T-Shirt Necklace }

Are you ready to make this week wonderful? You have the power to do so … and it can simply start with smiles of gratitude!! I love recapping weekly + daily ‘goods’, last week’s list = finishing a few design layouts, having 2 more clients, taking pics + measurements of another project (which is a workout since there is no elevator in her 5th floor walk up building) -> grateful that I can ‘workout’ even when I am not at the gym (haha), treating my intern to shoe shopping on her last day at the office (Friday; I miss you already Emily!), spending time with mom yesterday, and having hubby that creates the most delicious (drooling) weekend dinners! How was ur weekend? Lately I have shifted to spend more ‘fun’ time; and it so beautifully magical how much energy + time we can get (that we may sometimes think we do not have) when we invest in fun time.

Today’s is not a home decorating DIY, but it is oooh sooo cooool and EASY TO MAKE!! DIYs can be very relaxing, so if you do create this one let me know.  Ready? I will show you how I made a layered necklace from a t-shirt. Hmmmm, if you make it, wear it, and are ‘in’ your home … then, can you technically call yourself your home’s decor?  Maybe, maybe not!  I wish I remembered where I saw this made before, it’s not an original idea by me, but an ‘oooh-i-gotta-create-that-one-day’ diy. Ok, here’s the instructions:

Hunt down an old cotton t-shirt (any color you wish), I used my hubby’s t-shirt since it’s wider (and why would I used MY own … hahaha, ok I am not a meanie …. he simply has like 1,540,167 t-shirts).

Then cut strips horizontally (you want to maintain the circles you automatically get when you cut across the shirt):

Stretch the stripes … which will automatically go from FLAT to round strips … 

Then, add them together for the LAYERED look, and add a brooch (like my pink flower below): 

You can make it ANY color you want, by the t-shirt color you choose … ummm, I was a chicken and simply used a white t-shirt!

Whatchathink of the ‘necklace’? 

I hope it inspires you to look at things differently …. just like multi-purpose furniture, we can have multi-uses for items (even t-shirts). Have a CREATIVE day!!!

(photo credits: Ada’s Interior Design) Every comment is read, appreciated, and loved. To leave a comment please scroll down!

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7 Responses to Monday’s Make-it … { My T-Shirt Necklace }

  1. homestilo says:

    This looks great Ada! Such a clever use for all those old t-shirts (and my husband has way too many of those too!)

  2. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Mine was great!

    I am new to this blogging stuff. A blog I read alot nominated me for the “Versatile Blogger award”. I had to choose 15 blogs that I discovered and follow often. Yours was on the top of my list. Please go check it out!

    http://nanasrcool-nanasrcoolandlovetoquilt.blogspot.com/2012/05/versatile-blog-award.html

    I know you are probably very very busy and I just wanted those blogs that inspire me so much to know that I appreciate all their hard work and thank them for teaching me so much!

  3. Arianna says:

    This is so cute. I love the pop of color with the flower.

  4. Nina says:

    What a cute way to recycle a t-shirt! I did some spring cleaning in my closet and sorted out many old tees maybe I should give upcycling them a try.

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