Today I have a super quick project. Now I know that normally I don't do these but in this case it was necessary.
My sweet daughter, the one of You Tube fame (although in my opinion she is doing everything to stay obscure, like those poor starving artists that will only get recognized later in life). Well she had made this t-shirt years ago.
Oh did I ever tell you the girls had a t-shirt business. The older one was in charge of the finances and the younger Miss You Tube, was the creative genius. She would sit there and painsakingly copy images onto t-shirts. It was a lot, lot of work, and she burned out after a few months of doing it. But it was her first taste of running a business.
Back to the t-shirt. Of course she's all grown up now and she doesn't wear it any more. She wanted to get rid of it. But I, being the proud mama, was not about to let her throw it out! Instead I easily repurposed it into wall art.
Just look at that cute face! No way was that going into the recycling bin!
I noticed a stain on the T-shirt and so instead of doing the logical thing and washing it, I covered it up instead. In my defense, it was a nasty smudge, so I don't know if it would have come out.
Instead I sewed some pretty buttons on top of the smudge.
I had this embroidery hoop lying around the house and figured I'd use that.
I used to do a lot of embroidery when I was younger (read before kids) but now I don't have time at all. It was always a fun and relaxing activity for me.
I placed the t-shirt through the hoop and tightened it. I didn't even bother to cut it into a circle. But I did fasten the fabric in the back with a stapler. This ensured that it wouldn't be flying all over the place.
I also added a brown cord and a black ribbon so I could hang the hoop on the wall. The brown cord matches the wood of the hoop and of course the black goes with her drawing.
For the drawing she used fabric paint so it won't come off.
You have to admit, I did a pretty good job of hiding the smudge.
Disclosure: The items below are affiliate links and link to Amazon.com. If you purchase any of these products through the links, I receive a small commission, that way I can continue to provide you with lovely content. There is no extra charge to you for purchasing through my affiliate links.
How could she have thought I'd let her throw out this little masterpiece?
And so the day was saved and so was that awesome (according to me) t-shirt that I easily repurposed into wall art!
Now spill the beans! I know your kids or nieces and nephews create masterpieces all the time. What do you do with them? Are you a hoarder like me or do you get rid of little gems like this?
If you like what you see, share it with your friends, or save it on Pinterest. Above is a Pinterest worthy image!
If you really like what you see subscribe to my blog and get my adventures twice a week in your mailbox. The form is on the sidebar and on top. Your e-mail will never be shared with a third party.
You may also like:
<< Snowy Mountains of Greece HOME Sweet Inspiration Link Party #45 >>
Linking up to these Link Parties
This blog is for entertainment purposes only; my DIY tutorials are not professional advice. Read my full disclaimer here.
I love it when I get your comments and I will try reply to them or visit you on your blog. Please do not add a hyperlink to your comment, otherwise we cannot publish it.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
Top Posts for 2018
AMAZON ASSOCIATES DISCLOSURE: The Boondocks Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com