Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth day!!

Here’s a little something fun to make on earth day. Don’t toss out your kids old clothing….make a wreath instead!

They say your not supposed to donate items that you wouldn’t give to a friend. I can understand that. Who what’s a shirt that is covered in stains? Or has an unsightly hole? Well instead of tossing them in the garbage, why not cut them into small scraps & use them to make a wreath?
First cut the fabric into long strips. You’ll just need them long enough to be able to tie around the width of the wreath.

Then start tying them around the wreath . Do this until the entire wreath is covered. .





Now glue them directly to the wreath.


Done!

Its kind of a fun way to hold on to some of those cute baby clothes or any cute clothing item that may not have made it to become a hand-me-down. Now you don’t have to toss them! Make them into a keep sake!

Want to laugh ? Know what I made mine from? Undies!! Don’t worry …they’re NEW undies! Here’s the story…..I bought this cute package of undies for my 5 yr old. Well, I threw them in the wash not thinking they wouldn’t work out. Unfortunately they shrunk & didn’t fit. So I couldn’t just toss them? Now my youngest has this cute little wreath hanging in her room! Her response…. “For me? How cute!! Wait…..are those my undies?” He he he !!

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22 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i like that idea! because there's definitely clothes that are sentimental. neat!

Paula said...

I love wreaths but for some reason have never made one for us. I like this idea for recycling old clothes or for using up any scraps.

Out on the prairie said...

Happy Earth Day to you and family

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love this idea! What memories, all in a wreath!

SkippyMom said...

I misread "undies" as "onsies" [remember those] and I thought to myself "Do they make onsies for 5 year olds. And if they do why?"

giggle - sorry I am a little tired.

The wreath is so cute and the undies were put to great use.

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

That is hysterical!!! I love the idea!!

Nancy said...

What a great idea to use up those clothes that just don't meet "thrift" standards. One can never have too many wreaths. Can one? ;)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very cute! i love using the baby clothes to make one. what a great way to "keep" those items forever.

Andria said...

I love it, what a great way to use left over clothing. I've always wondered what to do with the things that aren't good enough to donate, thank you!

Leanna said...

ooh, very cool! You are so creative!

Leanna said...

ooh, very cool! You are so creative!

teekaroo said...

Very cute. I might have to try it with old crib sheets. I have held on to them knowing that some great idea will come to me...

b. lee said...

holy cow * that's cute! good job mama * *

Treehugger_31 said...

Adorable!

Nancy said...

So cute! Great idea. Now you have given me the notion to use hubby's favorite flannel with holes init ;-) It IS sentimental to see that flannel and see him. Thank you!

Simply Bungalow said...

Sweet Wreath! Love this idea.

Dawn said...

Oh so CUTE!!!! Regardless of the material;))
I want to try to send you pictures of your crafts you inspired me to do. Maybe when this weekend is finished...
Happy Easter :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You always have the cutest craft ideas. I love that you made these out of undies. That so funny! It's so cute!

Lanell said...

Another cute idea. Unfortunately for me, we have a lot of white briefs around our house. My teenage daughter might not appreciate her undies out there. (Smile). Hope you have a very happy easter with your family. I was looking at your home, and I have done exactly the same thing when it comes to painting on unstable things to reach a high area. If there's a possiblity, I will find a way!

Allison said...

I always save old clothes when I like the fabric, and then don't know what to do with the tiny shirts and skirts! This is a great idea!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Fantastic! I just posted a few yarn wreathes I made but now I'm going to be digging through the trash bags in my attic for old clothes and make a cool wreath like yours. Great idea!
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@pril said...

Love this! I saw this on CraftoManiac Mondays hosted by Craft o Mania.

I would like to feature this on my blog. Will send the link. If you don't already know, tomorrow is my blog's linky party Funky Fresh Fridays. I would love for you to join us with anything you wish. http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com