Sunday, January 20, 2013

Framing Old T-Shirts

It’s simple and cheap, great for someone (like me) transitioning from a college lifestyle to a slightly more sophisticated look. I wanted artwork that was unique, would make people think, and express my own quirky outlook. I have about six framed t-shirts hanging around my apartment right now, and I get compliments on them all the time. Making them is fast and inexpensive. You probably already have some old, well loved, t-shirts hanging around you’re not sure what to do with. If you don’t, your local thrift store probably has tons to choose from.

Some tips:

- If the color doesn’t coordinate with the rest of your decorations, try dying it a color that does.
- Keep the collar of the shirt intact, then place it just outside the frame, when matting the shirt. The thicker fabric will help keep the shirt from sliding down
- If you are really feeling dedicated use staple the shirt to the backboard. I use duct tape because I like to change the pictures every so often
- Place the shirt in the frame before you cut off the extra fabric to get the perfect fit

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