Recycled T-Shirt American Flag

by Homeroad
4 Materials
1 Hour
Before you send off your donation bag, reach inside and grab the red and white t-shirts! This project is easy, uses recycled t-shirts and a scrap of wood... That's it!
I began with a scrap of wood and a red and white t-shirt. I painted one side of the wood scrap white then used a stain medium to give it an antiqued look. Next I stenciled on a star using a stencil from the craft store.
I cut both a red and a white t-shirt into strips then stretched each strip until it curled. T-shirt fabric stretches to almost twice it's original length. There is no fraying with t-shirt fabric so it is perfect for this project!

I tied knots at the end of each strip then attached them in red and white order to the back of the scrap wood using a staple gun.

This was a simple project that took no time. It is constructed completely of recycled materials and It looks amazing hanging on the front door!

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Suggested materials:
  • Recycled t-shirts   (thrift store)
  • Scrap wood   (Home Depot)
  • Blue craft paint   (craft store)
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