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Upcycling Old Clothing

Monday, June 25, 2012

Upcycling Old Clothing

Two of my recent craft projects have been copies of ideas I have seen repeatedly on various blogs and on pinterest. However, I did one thing slightly differently than the ideas I have seen, which is why I am sharing them here! When my projects needed fabric, I repurposed old clothes.

The first project is a jewelry display. When you search jewelry display on pinterest, many similar ideas appear, such as:


I decided to make my own when I spray painted a 25 cent garage sale picture frame and could not get the glass back into the frame. What makes my project unique is that I decided to use an old sweater as the fabric backing of my display. This sweater even has sentimental value because Dave gave it to me as a gift. I wore it until it had holes. And now it hangs on the wall!

This is the frame with the sweater cut to size and glued in.

The back is a bit of a mess, but it doesn’t matter!

I used cup hooks and pushed them into the top of the frame.

Here it is, on the wall, with necklaces!

The second project that I completed is a fabric covered bulletin board. Again, this idea can be found on pinterest:


I decided to use thumb tacks instead of upholstery nails, and for my fabric I used a skirt that I no longer wear!


Ta Da!

Have you ever upcycled old clothing?