T-shirt Wreath DIY

How to make Christmas Wreath

This project is quite simple, inexpensive, and green.  Who doesn’t love repurposing old rags into festive holiday decor?  Raid the closet or the local thrift stores for your favorite colored cotton T’s and join me in my very first upcycled T-shirt craft!


  • T-shirt strips
  • Wreath form
  • Embellishments of your choice


  • I used my rotary cutter and a straight edge to cut thin strips of t-shirt.  They don’t have to be perfect.  Fabric scissors would be fine too.

Recycled T-shirt crafts

  • Begin wrapping the strips around the wreath form.  When you get to the end of a strip, join a new strip by tying the 2 ends in a simple knot.  I pulled and repositioned the strips so that the knots were all on what would be the back of the wreath (see below).

How to make wreaths

How to make wreaths

  • Tie a ribbon or other hanging mechanism and embellish as desired.  I used a fleece scarf from the dollar tree to hang this wreath.  For the bunting, I paper punched scrapbook paper and adhered it to twine with glue.  The letters came from Wal Mart.  I painted them silver and adhered them with hot glue.

How to make wreaths

That is it!  Are you using old t-shirts in your crafts?  I have seen some amazing projects on pinterst.


  1. Love this! It’s so cute!

    Pamela @ pbjstories.com

  2. I have seen so many yarn wreaths all over the internet, but this is the first T-shirt yarn wreath I have seen. Brilliant! I love it.
    I host a weekly upcycling party and would love it if you linked this project up. http://tinyurl.com/upcycled71

  3. This is great I love the different feel it give rather than yarn! Love the bunting too, great job!!

  4. genius! this is so cute!

  5. Your wreath turned out adorable. LOVE it. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of yellow

  6. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now! (also doing red for the holidays) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-14.html#comment-form

  7. Hello
    Just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned this post on my blog eatcraftsow@gmail.com. Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to remove. Have a great day!!!!

  8. Re-cycling Brilliant!!


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