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Braided T-Shirt Necklace


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The braided t-shirt necklace is a new spin on the recycled t-shirt necklace. Cut up an old t-shirt and braid it into a beautiful design with this t-shirt necklace tutorial. The result is a thrifty, one-of-a-kind necklace.

Braided T-Shirt Necklace


  • T-Shirt
  • Scissors


  1. Take a 5-6 inch chunk out of a mens t-shirt side seam to side seam

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  2. Cut skinny strips and stretch them out {put one aside to tie off}.

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  3. Split your strips into 2 sections and lay one a little on top of the other making a little loop like this...

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  4. Pull the ends of one side through the loop you made...

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  5. Pull..

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  6. ..into a knot

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  7. Split your side sections in 2 and braid each one curving as you braid just a pinch..

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  8. Use your extra strip to tie off your braids leaving some length to wrap around the knot...

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  9. Chop off your ends so they are nice and even...

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace
  10. Wrap up your ends.

    Braided T-Shirt Necklace

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These t-shirt necklaces are fun to make and wear in the summer. They make great projects for kids and are a great use of old shirts that are just too small. You can even braid together three different shirts for a special effect. You can pick up shirts for less than a dollar at yard sales and let kids get really creative.

These ideas are great!!! My grandkids will love making these!!! So much fun!!!



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