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Upcycle your old t-shirts into rugs

Create a cool rug by upcycling your old t-shirts.
Create a cool rug by upcycling your old t-shirts.

January is a good time to clean out your closets. The temperatures are dipping and staying at home looks better and better. Stave off cabin fever by taking some time to go through your clothing and decide what stays, what gets donated and what gets upcycled. Old t-shirts make excellent "yarn" for rug projects. The fabric is durable and easy to work with and most likely right at hand in your own home. There are several techniques including knitting, crocheting, braiding, hooking and even a cool version to take you back to your friendship bracelet making days.

Check out these fun t-shirt rug projects:

Friendship Bracelet Chevron T-shirt Rug from The House that Lars Built

Braided T-Shirt Rug from Instructables

Hula Hoop Woven Rug from Spoonful

Recycled T-Shirt Rug from HGTV

Upcycled T-Shirt Rug from The Happy HouseWife

Looking for more ideas? Check out t-shirt rugs on Pinterest HERE. Not only will you have a fun and completely unique new rug but you'll be greener by reusing your old tees.

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