Making Art With Old T-Shirts

Faced with bins of old lacrosse tournament t-shirts my boys refuse to part with, I decided to make their favorites into art.
Instant wall art for your child from their own favorite t-shirts.
A blank wall transformed...
Gather up some of those t-shirts they have outgrown and refuse to part with.
Purchase an assortment of canvas boards.
Center t-shirt over canvas.
Flip over canvas and tshirt and trim tshirt leaving 2 inch margin to staple
Staple gun t-shirt to canvas.

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1 question
  • Msmaria
    on Jan 17, 2017

    how to finish of the back side of wall art ?

    • Tammy
      on Jan 24, 2017

      I think a piece of card stock or poster board cut to size and attached would make a clean finished back.

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  • Debbie Hunsberger
    Debbie Hunsberger
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Fantastic idea - I LOVE it! Wish I would've seen this sooner - BEFORE I got rid of half a million t-shirts!

  • Jan
    on Mar 18, 2021

    Grat for kids, but I'm a huge ELVIS fan with a few Elvis tees that have seen better makeup necklines. Now I can display-thank you!

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