DIY Recycled T-Shirt American Flag

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       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: I am including Amazon affiliate links so you can find products like the ones I use in my DIY projects at no additional cost to you.
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Here is another fun American flag project using the same star stencil > Firecracker Post

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Carole! Also so easy to do with recycled t-shirts! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I love it! It's gorgeous & rustic. Just the right amount of holiday splash! Thanks for sharing! πŸ‘ πŸ‘•πŸ‘™

    1. Thanks for visiting Debbie! I had fun figuring this one out! :)

  3. LOVE THIS. I've seen many similar ones with scraps of fabric and ribbon but the shirt idea takes it up a level. love the knots and braided hanger as well.

    1. Thank you so much Sandra and thanks for visiting! I love that I got to use recycled pieces in this :)

  4. What a great idea! And what a great job you did on it!

    1. Thank you so much Carol! It was a fun and easy project!

  5. This is such a great upcycle. Once again you had a great idea and made it come to life! I love the rustic look. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen


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