I was up late shopping one night when I came across a lovely shirt on Ebay. I usually don’t purchase clothes unless I can try them on first, but I had recently ordered something and it worked out perfectly, so I was feeling braver than usual.
I received the item, and to my dismay it did not fit. The seller had a no refund policy, so I attempted to relist the item for sale. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any luck reselling the item, so I decided to utilize the shirt in a different way. I loved the pattern and material, so I decided to re-purpose the item and use the fabric for decoupage.
I carefully cut out the gold star pattern, and used a little Mod Podge to apply these to my kitchen back splash. This added a much needed “pop” of color, and matched the kitchen decor perfectly.
I had some fabric left over, so I decided to use it to make an accent lamp for my office. I had an empty spaghetti jar which would work perfectly for this project. I applied Mod Podge to the exterior of the jar and used some twine to add a decorative quality to the base. I applied the twine with hot glue.
For more details on how to create a decoupage jar lamp, check out some previous On The Upcycle decorative lighting projects…
4 thoughts on “The Shirt That Didn’t Fit: Clothing Repurpose”
What a unique and lovely idea. Blessings Always, Mtetar
Thank you : )
Haven’t seen you around for a time and thought I’d just drop you a note letting you know that I’m thinking of you and hoping that all is well in your corner of the world.
Sending love ~ Cobs x
That is so sweet of you. Life has been hectic of late! Still have projects to post. Hoping you are well and it was so nice hearing from you : )
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