August 2, 2020

DIY: How to upcycle an old t-shirt into a hanging plant holder

DIY: How to upcycle an old t-shirt into a hanging plant holder

August 2, 2020

It is of course great when leftover clothing is donated to a charity shop, but what’s even better is if you can find a way to repurpose or recycle it.

Say no more. We here at The Useless Project LOVE a good DIY upcycle and you can’t get much craftier than turning an old t-shirt into a dreamy hanging plant holder.  

It is incredibly simple to make these little beauties, which also make for fab *and cheap* presents to gift. 

Video and instructions below.

What you need

An old t-shirt, the bigger the better

A scissors


Cut your fabric width-wise across the t-shirt into 8 strips. The easiest way to do this is by cutting straight across under the sleeves, then fold the body part of the t-shirt in half and cut, fold each of those sections and cut and then repeat one final time until you have 8 even strips. Cut along one seam of each piece so that they are long pieces.

Then stretch each fabric strip into round cords by pulling.

Tie all 8 cords together in one big knot, about 4 inches or so from the ends, and pull tight to secure.

Group your cords into 4 sets of 2 and tie a knot in each set, approximately 2 inches away.

Now separate these sets into new sets of 2 and tie them together approximately 1.5 inches away.

Repeat for a ¾ times until you come near to the end tie each new set of cords together 1.5 inches away from the previous.

Tie all 8 cords together at the top to finish hang find a place to hang.