Here is how to make a Recyled T-shirt Christmas wreath...
You will need the following:
A red t-shirt with not too much writing ro printed design
A pair of scissors
A wire coat hanger
Some scraps of cardboard
Some silver and black scraps
Step 1: Step One -Making T-shirt Yarn
If you were going to make an infinity scarf, or end up with loops, you can just cut the t-shirt into strips, but i thought it would be easier to start with a continuous piece to make this wreath. So, here is how you can make t-shirt yarn. This yarn is fantastic to knit, crochet, or weave with! My mind is racing with all of the things I could do here!
Back to the wreath... to make a continuous strip, leave the side seams attached, and cut the t-shirt into strips about an inch or an inch and a half wide, being careful to stop cutting about two inches from one of the side seams like in the second picture. Open the t-shirt up and slip something in the middle so you can see clearly, and won't cut through. I slipped in a piece of cardboard, which is the white square you see in the photos.
Now here it the tricky part, to make it one continuous piece, you are going to cut the strips diagonally, so they attach to the strip in the row above...look carefuly at the photos, this part is a little tough to explain. To cut the strips diagonally, start by making an end, by cutting apart one strip (like in the fifth picture.) Then, connect the rows diagonally by cutting parallel to your first line.
Step 2: Step Two -Pulling the Yarn (this Step Is Fun!)
The cool part about working with this fabric is that when you pull it, the ends curl, which makes it look almost like a tube.
All you have to do is grab a section and pull it, it will curl and roll on its own. The kids love helping with this part!
Keep pulling until you have curles the entire length of the material.
Step 3: Step Three - Cutting It Into Strips
Step 4: Step 4 - Tie It On!
Step 5: Step 5 - Decorate!