Upcycle... is in. This means taking anything you have used up and create a new use for it. It is a fancy way of recycling. Many people love the idea of things getting a second lease on life, and since the scarf craze of the last few years has many people creating them, you can also go one step further make an infinity scarf from t-shirts, but you can also make a t-shirt necklace.
You can make these very unique by adding all kinds of bling. This makes them a perfect craft for selling at craft shows and fairs and even online. By making each one just a little different your customer will be happy that it is not totally assembly line work.
All you need are some t-shirts, which most of us have in the back of our closet somewhere, but you can also head to the good will or thrift shop to find some. Just give your t-shirt a good wash and then gather your supplies.
beaded t-shirt necklace
Adding beads to your t-shirt strands add some originality so that each on is unique and different and likely to sell.
As you can see in the videos you can totally personalize your t-shirt necklace with all kinds of bling. You could head to the dollar store to find things to add or in your own supply of broken jewelry. This would be the perfect place to use that one earring you have hanging around. If you cut the strips thinner, you will make thinner strands which look nice as a necklace.
These are really easy to make and fun. If you want to sell these at a craft show, it would be good if you could wear one yourself, as well as have them hanging instead of laying flat on the table. You need to attract people to your booth and having colourful t-shirt necklaces and even scarves hanging in a display will attract people.
Some of the best crafts to make and sell come under two categories. "usable" and "wearable" I have found that if you stick to these categories you will find buyers. If you are creating a lot of t-shirt necklaces, try different colours mixed together. For example cut up a few different coloured shirts and mix or also find some neutral t-shirts for people who don't want very bright necklaces.
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