Monday, November 22, 2010

101 Tees: Whip up a Festive Wreath with old Tees!

This little holiday cutie was made with recycled tees!  In celebration of my next book (101 Tees - Lark Books - 08/2011) I am doing a years worth projects with T-shirts.  You can find previous ideas here.

Materials Needed:
Green T-shirts to recycle. (I used 4 tees)
Pinking sheers or Rotary Cutter
Wire Wreath Form
Hot Glue
Ribbon Bow

T-Shirts to cut.  I like to use different shades of green tees.

14" Wire Wreath Form.

Rotary Cutter!  This one embosses too!!!  SEE My Tutorial HERE - very soon!!!

Let's Do This!

Step 1. Cut the tees into strips of fabric that are 1.5" wide and 6" long.  Discard printed pieces and save for another project.

Step 2. Grab one of the strips.

Step 3. Fold it into a "U" shape.

Step 4. Place the "U" through one of the wires on the wreath.

Step 5. Bring the tails through the "U".

Step 6. Pull the tails.

Step 7. Continue until the entire wreath is filled in.

Step 8. Place the wreath on a protected work surface. 
(hot glue will drip down)

Step 9. Spread the ties in different directions.

Step 10. Hot glue Ornament Balls in the spaces.  

 Step 11. Keep hot gluing ornaments.

Step 12.  Tie a bow to one side.

That is it!


Happy Holidays,


  1. Thanks Jill! I had fun designing it. I would love to make one with all cream and white tees. Happy Holidays.

  2. WOW!!! This is ingenious! I love it and will try it for next Christmas! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and tutorials!!!

  3. Anonymous7:58 PM

    That is precious. I think i'm going to try making a patriotic one with the Air Force symbol in the middle. (My oldest is going to bootcamp next June! Maybe he can help me make one!!!)

  4. oh so lovely. classic colours. but no fir needles that stab and the wreath won't go bald. fantastic.

    i'm linking your tutorial. i hope you'll agree.

    thanks, doro.

  5. Absolutely great! Love it, thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes from Inken

  6. The people who entered the giveaway where do we go to find out who was the lucky person to get the Simplicity Cutter Machine. Sandy


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