Monday, July 2, 2012

Shag Rug

This is a fun idea found on The website lists 50 tutorials for Reusing, or Upcycling, t-shirts. I loved this idea so much that I'm going to make a bigger one! For the exact tutorial, click the link.

Materials Already On-Hand:           Project Cost: $0 (this time)
9-10 shirts
1 XL t-shirt
measuring tape
a lot of time

The XL shirt was an old t-shirt of my Hunny's. It was on its way to the it has been Renewed and Reused! (and we no longer have to look at the ugly stains on it!)

The finished product included a teal shirt raided from the garage sale pile. The colors don't match ANYTHING in our home decor, but I love its spunky textures. Its used as an accent rug on my side of the bed.

Notice the different textures. In addition to plain t-shirts or cotton shirts I also included a ribbed sweater, the lace from two camisoles, and the hems of all the shirts.


  1. Pretty! Love the idea of mixing different textures and fabrics!

  2. I love this! I project like this has been on my to-do list for a long time now.
    Thanks for linking up to the oldies party this week--the new party will be live on Monday night.

  3. Cute idea, Love it!Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. oh what a great idea! love the mixture of fabrics and colors. Probably feels so soft and heavenly on those tired feet too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Craft Challenge!