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DIY T-Shirt Necklace

The summer season is a great time to work on your tie dye crafts, and this unexpected idea is sure to make the list! Use an old T-shirt in a new way with this simple craft idea from iLovetoCreate. The DIY T-Shirt Necklace is a great way to re-use those old white tees that you have around the house. Make your own necklace in your favorite hue; the kids will love to join in on this idea, too. With a bit of dye you can create a cute and fashionable DIY accessory that will transform any summer outfit.

DIY T-Shirt Necklace


  • Tulip One-Step Dye: Orange (21736), Pink (28936)
  • Needle and thread
  • Plastic table cover
  • (2) Plastic bowls
  • Scissors
  • 3"-4" flat brush
  • White T-shirt, 100% cotton


  1. Prewash shirt in cold water and leave damp. Protect work surface with plastic table cover.
  2. Lay damp shirt out smoothly on covered work area.
  3. Mix dyes as directed and pour approximately half of each color into the two plastic bowls.
  4. Add a third to half as much water to each color to dilute.
  5. Brush one of the diluted colors down one side of shirt, making sure dye saturates to the back side.
  6. Leave the center section of shirt white and brush the second color on the other side.  Sleeves not necessary. Cover shirt with plastic sheet and let set 6 to 8 hours or longer. Launder according to package instructions.
  7. Cut half-inch wide strips of the pink, white and orange sections, starting from the bottom to create long strips.
  8. Pull each strip to create a thin, coiled length piece.
  9. Create as many strands desired. Fold a piece of fabric around ends to hold together and stitch along open side, leaving an opening on ends for ties.
  10. Insert a single strip on both open ends and stitch to make ties.
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