35+ Upcycled Clothing Ideas

35+ Upcycled Clothing Ideas

One of the most common and well-stocked sections in thrift stores is the clothing department. As a society, we go through clothing at an untenable pace, mostly because it’s cheap and poorly made. And while we used to be able to dump it all at thrift stores, that convenience is rapidly changing due to current world events. With so many thrifts no longer accepting textile donations, I thought you might be looking for some upcycled clothing ideas.Read more ›

Scented Sachets from Shirt Pockets as Handmade Gifts for Him

Scented Sachets from Shirt Pockets as Handmade Gifts for Him

Even though I’ve made repurposed drawer sachets once before, I had this spark of an idea and I simply had to share it with you. If you’ve been looking for ideas for handmade gifts for him (Father’s Day, Christmas, etc.) then these scented sachets are JUST what you’ve been waiting for. In other words, “Shirt Pocket Sachets”.Read more ›

Book Decor with Flannel Shirts for Cozy Home Decor

Book Decor with Flannel Shirts for Cozy Home Decor

I think it’s high time I create another flannel project, don’t you? The weather is finally feeling like Fall and I am craving all the cozy plaid. And today’s project also has a special twist: All of my project materials came from thrift stores that benefit an animal-based charity! And to get in a cozy frame of mind, I decided to create some book decor with flannel shirts.

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Fireplace Hearth Decor from a Wicker Log Basket

Fireplace Hearth Decor from a Wicker Log Basket

In my constant quest for cozy home decor during the winter months, I decided that some fireplace hearth decor was in order. Specifically, a fireplace basket that would hold a few logs AND worth as cozy hearth decor. Read more ›

Draft Stopper from Flannel Shirts for Rustic Decor

Draft Stopper from Flannel Shirts for Rustic Decor

You know I couldn’t get through the year without at least one flannel project, right? I’ve got oodles of repurposed clothing scraps leftover from previous flannel shirt projects. And with the temperatures dropping and that instinctual desire to make everything look cozy, I grabbed a trio of secondhand shirts to create a draft stopper that would double as rustic decor.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Flannel Fabric from Flannel Shirts

Upcycling Ideas for Flannel Fabric from Flannel Shirts

I love how versatile flannel fabric is, despite that it has such an autumn and winter feel to it. But from home decor, to accessories, to cozy projects for our pets, the flannel fabric from men’s flannel shirts is just ideal for cozy crafting.

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Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt for a Harvest Wreath

Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt for a Harvest Wreath

When you can’t find the craft product you need (or are dreaming of), you sometimes have to make your own. And that’s what happened when I was working on an harvest wreath and I couldn’t find any plaid ribbon. So, I started to mull over the idea of making my own wired ribbon with an upcycled shirt.Read more ›

Repurposing T-Shirts into a DIY Cat Cave and Handmade Cat Toys

Repurposing T-Shirts into a DIY Cat Cave and Handmade Cat Toys

Your old t-shirts (or perhaps a favorite tee that has a stain or no longer fits) are absolutely IDEAL for upcycling into a DIY Cat cave and a few simple cat toys. I love using repurposed clothing in projects, but I rarely recycle t-shirts. But for this pet tent and kitty toy projects, the jersey knit fabric of t-shirts is positively ideal.Read more ›

Rustic Christmas Wreath for a Cozy Christmas

Rustic Christmas Wreath for a Cozy Christmas

I wanted to make a a rustic Christmas wreath by upcycling some of the flannel shirts (and scraps) I had. Even though I live in the suburbs, I always imagine that our home is actually a Christmas cottage in the north woods. So, I decided to pair up some flannel fabric with some woodland Christmas decor into a wreath that was perfect for a cozy Christmas.
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Reusable Hand Warmers or DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

Reusable Hand Warmers or DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

I have a confession to make: Once I made my Fall Table Runner, I became completely obsessed with making more projects with flannel fabric. I’ll go ahead and apologize now because after a few weeks, you may be rolling your eyes at me. I decided that my next project should be a scrapbuster, as I had several cut-up flannel shirts that needed more upcycling. So, why not make some DIY hand warmers or reusable hand warmers for a fun and easy autumn craft?

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