Making Stuff: Valentines Bracelets {recycled t-shirt kids craft}

by This is Carrie on February 12, 2012

After seeing the the crocheted and beaded t-shirt bracelet I made, my six year old wanted to make Valentines bracelets for her whole class. We simplified the process so she could do it without much help: one single strand of “knit noodle*” and one single heart pony bead.  She just might start a new, first-grade fad with these little bracelets.

* to make “knit noodles”, cut strips of a t-shirt (parallel to the hem) and stretch them into “tubes.” Experiment with the strip width (1/2″ – 1″) until you get a t-shirt noodle of your liking.  Cut the end at a sharp diagonal to make it easier to string on the pony beads.



Beth February 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I really love these!

Lisa January 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I love this idea! We’ll definitely be doing this for Valentine’s this year! One question, though: Did you really cut the “noodles” parallel to the hem of the t-shirt? When I do that, they curl up with the “wrong” side of the fabric facing out…? Is that how you did it? Thanks!

collier swarovski September 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

Very interesting blog, looking forward to more wonderful!

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