tutorial :: wardrobe clean out wreath

wardrobe clean out wreath tutorial

wardrobe clean out wreath tutorial

my wardrobe is in constant need of purging. specifically: t-shirts. of course, there are plenty of ways to reuse your old clothes. donation is a great option. you can cut your t-shirts into rags, make them into quilts, sew a purse, turn them into yarn… most of those things are waaaaaaay beyond my craftiness level.

so, i bring you another ridiculously simple idea for you to create, redesign, and overall make much better than i did!

supplies for wardrobe clean out wreath tutorial


  • old t-shirts in your choice of colors
  • thrifted wreath form
  • scissors

steps for wardrobe clean out wreath tutorial

using the body of each t-shirt, cut the shirt into strips (which actually make rounds) about 4″ wide. depending on the width of your wreath form and the size of your shirts, either cut the round in half to make two separate strips or simply cut one side to open the round.

next, fold a strip in half and place it under the wreath form with the ends facing out. bring the ends and the fold together around the wreath and pull the ends through the fold. tighten and lower the ends so that they are facing straight out. pull & arrange the part of the fabric around the wreath until it covers a nice area and lays to your satisfaction.

repeat this step until the entire wreath is covered.

to create a hanger for the wreath, cut another round off of a t-shirt but don’t open up the round. use the same technique as before but instead of loose ends you’ll have a lovely loop to hang the wreath from!

wardrobe clean out wreath tutorial

i created this project as my valentine’s day door wreath. but you could easily choose a different color scheme and use a wreath of this style for any occasion! if you make this project or any variation of it, please let me know by linking to a photo or post in the comments. i would love to share your work!

18 thoughts on “tutorial :: wardrobe clean out wreath

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  2. I totally need to make this with the tons of old t-shirts my husband and I have lying around our apartment. Kills 2 birds with one stone: we need to get rid of them and I love fun things that I can make with our 4 kids. :) Thanks for the idea!

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  4. I love this idea and I’m trying it right now, but it doesn’t seem that the strips are going to be tight enough, or stay tight enough, just by putting the ends through the loop. I’ve really pulled them tight but they are already loosening up – I feel like I need to knot them. Am I missing something? Thanks!

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