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Monday, September 24, 2012

Kids’ Clothes as Decor

A while back I showed you how I upcycled clothing into a jewelry display and a bulletin board. I also have used my kids’ old clothing to make decor for their rooms!


This display is in Simon's room. Although it’s hard to tell, each frame holds a piece of cloth from clothing that Simon wore as a baby. Well, aside from the orange piece – that was a shirt of Zachary’s! The stars and circles were pajamas, the stripes was a shirt, and the checkers was a one piece outfit. The colors seemed to go together well and I love the memory of those baby clothes. (The S was not clothes, but fit in the display!)


Here is what I did in Gabbie’s room. Inside each frame is fabric from dresses. I also removed some of the detailing on the dresses and glued them to the outside of the frame for an extra touch. The top embroidery hoop holds fabric from a shirt, and the bottom is from another dress. I wish I had done this with more of her baby clothes!

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Most recently I have made these from Simon’s shirts. The top is the front of a Gymboree shirt that he has outgrown. The sleeves were dirty, so I couldn’t sell it. I used the back of the same shirt as the background for the dump truck above (in the bottom picture). The two on the bottom are made from canvas. I stapled the grey shirt and the blue shirt around the canvases and attached the appliqués from the shirts to the front with thumb tacks. I had already discarded the rest of the dump truck shirt, which is why I needed another background for it! For the pirate ship, I wanted to use the front of the shirt without cutting it, but it didn’t fit right, so I used the back of the shirt as the background and attached the ship on top.

Now I just need to hang these in Simon’s room!

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Chani M said...

LOVE this idea!!! I have a huge pile of stuff to go through this afternoon and I will definitely think twice before getting rid of anything stained :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Those are so adorable and a great idea. I have saved all of Violet's clothes so far except for some stained white onesies. I have seen a lot of baby clothes ideas but not this one. So cute!

Rachel said...

This is such a cute idea Dara! My sister and my 2 best friends are pregnant and now I'm inspired to do a little thrift store shopping and make them something super cute!

Roshni AaMom said...

That is such an awesome idea!! I keep wondering what to do with all the cute clothes that I cannot bear to give away!!

The Students Wife said...

That is a really cute idea!

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4 You With Love said...

These are great projects! Great kid room art! :)

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Tracy Snyder said...

Hi! Visiting from the blog home. Great idea to use clothing for wall art. I pinned the idea.

Christine said...

Love this idea Dara!! I great way to treasure our favorite baby clothing!!

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Tori Grant said...

Awh:) Such a cute way to show off those much loved baby clothes!! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with Tori:)


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