Today: 4 DIY crafts in celebration of Earth Day. You might want to put your seat-belts on because things are about to get all glittery up in here. Today’s post is pretty great; some recycled accessories in the form of DIY t-shirt necklaces with beads AAAAAND 3 bonus crafts from three other amazing bloggers. All the crafts you’re about to witness (they are a thing to behold I tell you, 4 DIY crafts in one post) were created using only a few craft supplies from Consumer Crafts (the sponsor of this post) and re-cycled, up-cycled, and re-purposed materials. That’s a lot of DIY cycling folks, and I knew you’d be excited, that’s why you’re wearing your seat-belts!
I slay myself.
P.S.s.s.s.ssss. There’s a surprise at the bottom of this post. Be a very patient person and wait until the end to see what fun is up my sleeve! Ssshh!
Without further adieu, here’s a whole smorgasbord of DIY, starting with the recycled t-shirt necklace.
I know you’ve been searching your closets (or your hubby’s) for old t-shirts to make fun DIY polka dot scarves, right? And if you’re anything like me, as soon as you decide to start getting rid of t-shirts you have a mountain of them in no time. If the shirts aren’t good for scarves because maybe they have logos or are too small, fear not, you can still turn them into easy to wear DIY accessories!Do you love necklaces? I don’t usually wear them that often because the person who really loves necklaces is my 10-month-old son. Whatever I’m wearing he pulls and tugs on, and it inevitably ends up in his mouth. I love these necklaces because I don’t have to worry about them breaking! What mom doesn’t love jewelry that doubles as a distraction in a pinch?
To DIY t-shirt necklaces with beads you will need:
- An old cotton or jersey t-shirt that you don’t mind cutting up.
- Wooden beads. You can find colorful wooden beads at any craft store. And I’ve been looking for natural wooden beads with a hole big enough for these, hooray I found some!
- Neon jewelry making cord or other type of cord you want to use as embellishment.
Cut strips of fabric about 1-inch wide across the shirt. Then snip the loop so you have one long piece of t-shirt material.
Stretch the material to both lengthen it and get the sides to roll in.
For the purple necklace I just knotted the t-shirt material between each bead. Tie the fabric together at the end and you have the perfect summer accessory.
I love a DIY craft project that uses materials that almost everyone already has. It’s budget – and Earth – friendly. How are you celebrating Earth Day?
Aren’t all those crafts fantastic! What a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day.
Shopping with Consumer Crafts is super duper easy and cheaper than my local craft store, PLUS shipped to your door? Dude. Want to follow what’s going on with Consumer Crafts? Awesome, here’s where to find them:
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SURPRISE! There’s also a $250 craft supply pack giveaway from Consumer Crafts up for grabs! Thank goodness you stuck around until the end! The winner will be announced on April 22nd on a new post. Good luck! Enter the giveaway and win some loot so you can get your DIY on!