How to make a wall hanging from a T-shirt

Create an eye-catching wall hanging suitable for any decor – just by cutting up a T-shirt. When choosing a shirt, consider the decor in the room in which it will be hung. Select a shirt that has complementary or contrasting colors to the room's rug, curtains or upholstered furniture.
A pattern such as stripes, polka-dots or animal print works best for this project, as it is meant to stand out. Using a solid-colored T-shirt or one in muted colors will result in a very understated wall hanging, but that is fine if you want that look.
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Materials
- Striped or patterned T-shirt
- Ruler
- Marker
- Scissors
- Wood dowel
- Painter’s tape
- Assorted wood beads
- Assorted decorative metal beads
- 2 small bowls
- Spool of colored string or twine
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Instructions
1. Place the T-shirt flat on a work surface and smooth it out. Place the ruler horizontally across the shirt just below the armpit seam. Draw a straight line across the entire shirt.
2. Cut along the line. Smooth out the shirt.
3. Cut ½-inch-wide strips vertically through the entire shirt. Remove the far right and far left strips. Thread the dowel through the looped bottoms of the remaining strips. Place the piece on the work surface with the dowel at the top.
4. Wrap painter’s tape around the bottom of three strips (each strip consists of a front and back piece): one on the first strip, one on the last strip and one on the middle strip. Wrap the tape so it comes to a point.
5. Thread three beads onto each taped strip. Remove the tape and knot the fabric at the bottom.
6. Wrap painter’s tape around the bottom of two strips: one on the strip halfway between the first and second beaded strips, and one on the strip halfway between the second and third beaded strips.
7. Thread two metal decorative beads onto each taped strip. Remove the tape and knot the fabric ends.
8. Cut off approximately 24 inches of colored string. Tie one end around one end of the dowel and knot the string. Repeat for the other end.
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9. Hang the project on the wall.
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