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DIY T-Shirt Projects: Ideas For Reusing Old Tees

02/03/2013 01:13 pm ET

T-shirts come and go. It's also pretty easy to acquire them without meaning to. For instance, you may have been part of a wedding party. Someone else in that wedding party, most probably the person who had the most discretionary income, thought it would be "so fun!" if all of the bridesmaids would wear the same matching T-shirt to the hair and makeup session on the morning before the wedding. Never mind the fact that not a single member of the party would dare to wear a tiny tee that says, "Bridesmaid" in pink rhinestones even to the gym; the one with the overabundance of discretionary income insisted. You ponied up the cash. Now you own the shirt, which you will curse out for getting stuck between your dresser drawers in a ball of intractable, easy-to-resent jersey.

Due to the fact that T-shirts are often acquired in such annoying and involuntary ways as I just described, "upcycling" or "repurposing" one can be incredibly cathartic. Have you ever ripped up the T-shirt that an ex left at your house, and then cleaned your windowsills with it? It is one of the more vindicating experiences that someone who has been done wrong by can have. So in the spirit of giving everyone who reads this blog a satisfying experience, here are ten ways to reuse and old T-shirt. (Feel free to rip the old T-shirt with your bare hands.)

Ten Ways To Upcycle An Old T-Shirt
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