Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A {pintrest inspired} craft - woo hoo!

Today was the day folks.....Christmas came down. ALL of it! And, my hubby is at work so I had to do all of the work (boo). But, it's done and clean and I am a happy girl. I did manage to tackle a craft last night that has been on my to-do list for a while. I was planning on making them for Xmas gifts actually, but never got around to it. Story of my life, ha ha!!! I was VERY "pinspired" when I saw this:


SUPER cute t-shirt scarves, yes??! YES!!!
After reading their tutorial, I ran to my drawers and tried to find all of the cute colored shirts that I never wear anymore. Then, I re-read the tutorial and realized that I had already gone wrong. The best t-shirts to use are size XL or larger and it's best if they don't have any side seams. Huh?? ALL of my shirts had side seams and were size small or medium. What the??!! Off to walmart I went! I found these for $9.99/4 pack....
Size: Men's XL
Colors: kind of boring...gray, black, navy, and gray/blue
Bonus: NO side seams

First step, cut the bottom seam off:
Then, measure (eyeball) about one and a half inches and start cutting strips (tube strips I guess I should say):
Keep cutting strips all the way up to the arm pits:
Now it's time to s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Involve the kids if you crafting is always more fun :)
Jersey fabric doesn't fray, and when you stretch the tube strip out, it rolls up making a spaghetti like loop. See:
(& try to stretch them all out the same amount....try).

Spaghetti :)

Next, you take your spaghetti tubes and twist them a bit:
Then snip off another thin strip of jersey and wrap it around so that all of the spaghetti tubes are joined together for life:
Tie it as tight as you can and trim the ends. This will now be considered the back of your scarf.
I really liked the thicker look of the ones in the picture, so I made a second one exactly the same way and wrapped them both around my neck. Ready to see the reveal?? Here you go :)
And a few more for good measure (self portraits are H-A-R-D) ha ha!

I think I would call this pinspired craft a success!! My  next goal is to find seamless shirts in bright fun colors. Maybe dye or tie dye some white shirts. Endless possibilities :)
Likey??!! Hope so!!! I think they're pretty cute and even with the double layered look, it's pretty cheap to make ($5 per double layered scarf). Now that's MY kind of craft :)
Check ya later :)


  1. it looks amazing! and so do you, my gorgeous friend! :) glad the kids could help you with the stretching!

  2. Don't you just love this? My 9 year old daughter and I made one for her friend's birthday in about 5 minutes! We used a medium adult shirt which worked great for a girl. I clipped a cute little flower to the side of it in a contrasting color, and it was adorable!

  3. I am sooo not crafty but I love it! I can TRY!

  4. Soooooo pretty!! I can't believe you made it from t-shirts! Love it!

  5. sooo pretty! I love the chunkier look as well. You make them look extra great!

  6. Soo fun... bright colors would be cute cute cute !

  7. Love them, Ali! You are SO resourceful!

  8. These are so darn cute, Ali!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial and tips! Love the pics of your kiddies helping you out ... too sweet!! Wishing you a wonderful New Year. Looking forward to keeping up with you in 2012 ~ xx

  9. So cute!!! Im making one this weekend !!! Happy New Year!

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  11. So So So So So Sooooooooooo CUTE!

  12. haha. looks like you had some good stretchers for the job. :)

  13. My gosh!! That is absolutely fun & I'd buy it at a craft show. You are so darn good! Love this idea. I'm all about cheap & adorable.

  14. Your scarf turned out really cute, great job!

  15. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower and I would appreciate it if you would follow my blog back.

  16. I love the updates... the kids are getting so "grown up" looking! (the one of Hayden next to Josh on the train is so precious, she looks tiny next to dad!)
    And I love that scarf!!

  17. My husband has tons of white under shirts for his uniform I'm going to raid his draw and dye them with kool aid so I don't have to run to town. I love this idea.


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