DIY Recycled T-Shirt American Flag

       You've heard of American flag t-shirts I'm sure...

DIY Recycled T-Shirt American Flag
But have you heart of a t-shirt American flag?

Well you have now and I'm gong to show you how to create this easy DIY flag project. First you begin with old t-shirts, one red and one white. I pulled mine out of the donation box in the basement... repurposing at it's finest! 

I cut off the shirts about 7" up from the hem then cut strips about 1 1/2" wide in both colors. I stretched each strip until they curled a little bit. 
How to make a DIY Recycled T-Shirt American Flag
At the same time I was also staining and distressing an old board. I made mine rectangular, you could also make it a square. Use the scraps you may already have.

How to make a DIY Recycled T-Shirt American Flag using reclaimed wood

Next using a staple gun, I stapled the t-shirt strips onto the bottom of the board. 
How to make a Recycled T-Shirt American Flag using reclaimed wood
I tied knots in the bottom of the strips at varying lengths. 

Fringed flag from Recycled T-Shirt
I used the remaining t-shirt strip (a little wider) to create a braid to hang the flag. I secured the braid to the back of the board using screws. 

Braided handle for recycled American flag
In the center of the antiqued board I stenciled a star.

Stenciled star on a recycled American Flag made from t-shirts
Easy American Flag project using Recycled T-shirts
Recycled American Flag made from t-shirts
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈThe results are a one of a kind rustic 
T-Shirt American flagπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 

Supplies: When you click on the bold Amazon affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Here is another fun American flag project using the same star stencil > Firecracker Post
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .