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Have a shirt that you love, but don't love to wear?
Stretch it over some canvas bars and make it into a piece of hangable art!

What you'll need:

* Awesome Shirt
* Heavy-Duty Stapler/Staple Gun with 3/5" staples
* Pliers
* Hammer
* Canvas Stretchers - two 14" and two 18" (I used Fredrix brand stretchers)
   use whatever dimensions match the shirt's printed area
   (canvas stretchers are usually $1-2 at any art supply store)

Step 1: Test your stretchers

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Make sure the stretchers when roughly assembled fit over your entire design.

Measure the design before you pick out your stretchers. Most sites post the printed size of the design in the details.
Kris T.1 year ago
So cool! For some reason every time I tried to look up t-shirts as wall decor ('cause I wanted to do it too and see how others did it), it would never show a t-shirt version, just scrap pieces of fabric.

I will definitely use this method the next time I have a shirt that's unwearable but still loved.
drwebster2 years ago
that`s so nifty
SharonH3 years ago
Thanks so much! I'm going into my stash of T-shirts I couldn't bear to give away. There's a cool James Dean there somewhere!
BitterYouth3 years ago
this is really cool. thank you so much for the detailed instructions and pictures with notes!!
canida4 years ago
Cool idea! A great way to save your favorite shirts when they're about to disintegrate, too.