Recycle Tees into Jewelry


Our contribution for this month’s Raising Arizona Kids magazine is a tutorial on how to recycle old tees into fun and colorful accessories. With Earth Day this month as well as Spring Cleaning (time to go through those closets!) — this activity couldn’t be more timely.

Raising Arizona Kids Magazine April 2012

Reuse outgrown or even stained T-shirts to create colorful recycled necklaces, bracelets, headbands and more. Most T-shirts are made from stretchy knit fabric that does not fray, which makes it perfect for cutting up.

How to Recycle Knit Tees into Necklaces Bracelets and other Fun Accessories

The only supplies you need for this project: old shirts and sharp scissors! For the complete instructions visit

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

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