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Braided T-Shirt Rug

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Braided T-Shirt Rug
Braided T-Shirt Rug
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As kids grow, they acquire more and more t-shirts they can no longer wear. Recycle old t-shirts into one of the coolest kids' room decorating ideas ever with this Braided T-Shirt Rug! You can help younger children make this colorful t-shirt craft so they can practice their braiding skills. Plus, the braided t-shirt rug is an easy sewing project for older children as well. Upcycling projects like this one don't cost a cent to make either, so kids can have a custom decoration in their room for little to no money at all. Who would have guessed that t-shirt crafts could be so colorful and so practical? This project is even one of the Top 100 Kids' Crafts of 2013!

Materials: Fabric Crafts

Age Group: Elementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

Time to complete: Longer than a weekend



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I do like this Braided T-Shirt Rug craft, The older ones (8 10) can do the braiding and I'm thinking I can get the 4 and 5 year old grand kids to do the trick to connect strips together. Which is a great idea, I normally tie or sew them together, this is much better. This will also be a good craft to teach the 16 year old how to use the sewing machine. I don't have to do much and the kids will keep busy and we will end up with a unique rug too boot. Thank you so much for this Kids Craft idea.

But how do you do it? I can't find any directions on how to braid or to sew it

its really a superb idea.....but there should be a small tutorial video clip for kids to learn easily



It's a practical item. Color scheme is well co-ordinated.

This seems like a great way to use up all the tee shirts that my kids have either out grown or stained. Cool idea!

I SO agree!!!! I love this site!!!!

I love this!

Love this! We have so many old tshirts I don't know what to do with!


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