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fun projects to make out of an old plaid shirt

So…before Halloween I was thinking about putting a scarecrow on my front porch. I headed to the thrift store and ended up buying 4 flannel shirts. (less than $4 each!) The scarecrow never happened…but instead I turned those flannel shirts into a bunch of fun diy projects!  fun diy things to make from an old plaid shirt--a girl and a glue gun Old flannel shirts are cheap and I the variety of patterns beat our local craft store..but these projects can totally be recreated with fabric…or even if could score an fabric plaid tablecloth! plaid flannel fabric Then it’s just slice and dice. cut up a flannel shirt first up…wreath decorations: wreath ideas

I just used a dollar store hanger and hot glued a piece of flannel on it. gathered hot glue wreath holder Laid a two inch strip of hot glue and then laid the fabric down and scrunched up for a gathered look! hot glue and ruffle gather ruffle gathered wreath hanger

Then hang on a door! I even added a flannel bow!

wreath with bow

I also grabbed just a strip and used it on this wreath. wreath frame **napkin holders–This is a toilet paper roll, cut up into pieces and scrap flannel wrapped around and hot glued! toilet paper roll crafts cheap and easy way to jazz up your Christmas table! napkin rings made from toilet paper rolls napkin rings
***pillow–

pillow from a flannel shirt

I made an envelope back so I could swap out for the seasons! and to save on the flannel shirt, I added a solid color for the back. pillow cover pillow pieces envelope pillow case My cute cousin just shared her pillows she whipped up! (the red plaid was an ugly dress!) for the deer head: “I printed out the deer head and traced it to heat and bond and bonded it to my fabric and then cut it out and bonded it to the pillow, which is leftover drop cloth canvas” 12342745_10207981637557634_4423878962742566395_n ***Use the scraps to wrap up your presents! Make them look pretty!  plaid wrapped present

wrap a present ***Add a decal onto a fun sign (for the wood frame how to go HERE deer frame

I cut around a template and mod podged it onto the wood frame then added vinyl add vinyl holly jolly frame

or add some flannel around foam letters for another cute sign fun christmas sign

***Another great scrap buster–use like ribbon on top of tags!
gift tags

tags with flannel ***How about a hair bow? This is a great way to add some holiday cheer in family pictures…without having to buy full on Christmasy outfits!  flannel hair bow flannel hair bows

You could also hot glue a bow tie version hot-glue-bandana-bow-tie-1024x737

 

***shirt–I just cut out a heart and sewed it onto a t-shirt. I actually was making this for my daughter and loved it so much I kept it! embellished shirt

***Use some to add some “flair” to your stockings burlap stocking joy stocking

 

or use some flannel to make a cute scarf skirt-to-scarf-upcycle-refashion-1024x841

 

Make sure to check out THIS POST...I have a HUGE plaid roundup! so many fun craft ideas it will make you buy all the flannel! mad for plaid roundup--a girl and a glue gun

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.

Comments

  1. I LOVE the creative ways you came up with to use old flannel shirts! My favorite I think is the wreath hanger – super simple, but I never would’ve thought to cover it with flannel! Great job!
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  2. Heather Durbin says:

    I love your the font you used on the pillow! Can I ask what the name of it is? Love your blog too, super cute ideas!

  3. I love the pillow! How did you get the words “Merry and Bright” onto the fabric?

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