This practically free upcycled t-shirt scarf idea is a snap to make. I find it infinitely satisfying not only to my wallet but to my creative soul to create something from an item that would be otherwise cast aside. I love to tear apart thrift store finds, outgrown clothes, and re-purpose scraps…you know, just for fun. This fun and simple scarf was no exception. Quickly put together from a discarded t-shirt of my husbands and some pony beads from the craft stash. I love a DIY- that can be customized to your favorite colors or to suit the way you dress- this one is an homage to my favorite fall team- the Denver Bronco’s, but can easily be created to represent any team. I love the fact that this Denver Broncos DIY Upcycled T-Shirt Scarf also makes a sweet and simple handmade gift for friends and family too, so little is homemade with care anymore that they are usually treasured.
DENVER BRONCOS DIY UPCYCLED T-SHIRT SCARF
Cut the bottom of t-shirt straight across, right above the hem.
Then cut the bottom of shirt off so that it is 6- 8″ wide, leaving you with a band, cut one end on the inside of seam.
On the unattached ends cut strips 1/4 ” wide from end up 6″ creating a fringe.
Choose your bead colors, using a skewer push the end of each fringe through the center of a pony bead, and tie a knot at the very end of the fringe. Continue all the way across until finished.
Your scarf is ready to wear, you can wash on a gentle cycle but i recommend hand wash and hang up to dry for best care.
As you can see this diy upcycled t-shirt scarf is great for an easy afternoon craft with the kids too! I love the fact that it is great for me, but doing it in team colors means I could probably gift to the men in my life too! Gather up your old t-shirts and beads to have an afternoon of fun diy scarf making with the kids!