Looking for a fun and easy craft? Try making a t-shirt bracelet.
This t-shirt bracelet is made from new or old t-shirts cut into strips and braided with a colored cord. A fun, easy, upcycle craft.
I found this bracelet one day when I was searching Pinterest for bracelets. I loved the idea of using an old t-shirt and creating something that was fun and fashionable.
There are LOTS of t-shirt bracelet tutorials on the web, all with fun variations and themes.
I chose this one because I loved the cord braided in and the magnets seemed like a great idea. My plan was to make the bracelets with a group of friends.
I headed to Michael’s to find the supplies I needed. Here is what I bought:
Yes, I had to buy new scissors. I deemed the old ones I have at home incapable of cutting fabric with any sort of precision!
DIY T-Shirt Bracelet
To make your t-shirt bracelet:
Cut t-shirt into 1-inch strips about 15 inches in length (you will need 3 pieces).
Cut the cord into pieces 15 inches long (you will need 3)
You will also need: a hot glue gun, 2 elastics or 2 pieces of string, magnets
Step #1 – attach the pieces of cord and t-shirt strips together with an elastic or tie a piece of string.
Step #2 – clip end to a book, or have a friend hold it
Step #3 – braid, making sure that the cord is on top and not hidden by the material
Step #4 – tie string or elastic around the end and cut excess cord and t-shirt material off
Step #5 – hot glue gun the ends to a magnet – remove elastics or string once cooled.
Step #6 – cut a strip of t-shirt material and wrap it around the magnets to form a type of “sleeve” to cover the magnets
Step #7 – marvel at how easy this was!
Head to your closet and grab some t-shirts you aren’t wearing to turn them into fun bracelets.
A great camp activity for tweens and teens.