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.
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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?
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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.
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