Halloween Wreath {from an old T-shirt}

On Monday, we told you how to turn your old funky sweaters into fashionable boot socks. Today, we’re showing you how to make a Halloween wreath out of an old t-shirt! I know you guys have some old shirts sitting around, just waiting to be donated to good will. Cut one up and try this instead!
 
I’ve had this shirt forever, and after wearing it during my last pregnancy it really needed to go. But I loved the black and white stripes, so I decided to cut it up and make an easy Halloween decoration out of it! It was really simple and cost me $5 total to make this {not-so} spooky Halloween wreath.

Keep reading to see how I made this super easy and cheap wreath!

I used a pool noodle from the Dollar Tree (that I already had) make my wreath form. Do you know this little trick to getting the noodle to hold together so you can tape it? Cut a toilet paper roll up one of the long sides, roll it up and stick it inside before connecting. Perfect!
Cut up the side seam and across to make your long strips. Mine were about 4 inches wide and I cut all the way across the width of the shirt (until I ran out of shirt!) I ended up with about 6 strips. 
You can wrap the fabric neatly and try to match up stripes, or go for the messier, bunched-up look like I did! I simply hot-glued on the back of the wreath every time I wrapped it around to make sure it would stay. I tried to keep all the ends of strips on the back of the wreath.
I love these cute sparkly halloween stickers from Big Lots –  $2 a set!
Cut whatever shape you want from card stock or scrap booking paper to make a pennant banner. 

For the word scary I used some white canvas fabric and cut it into rectangles for a different look. Oh hello, cute little birdie!

To connect the banner pieces, I used (surprise!) Washi tape. It was so easy and fast. Lay out the tape, sticky side up and add your pieces. Make sure they’re in order! Then fold the top down and press. 
The best part about using a noodle? I just used straight pins to pin my banners on the wreath. Which means I could move them around a million times until I liked how they looked! And I did. 
Although this would look super cute on my front door, the weather where I live would totally destroy it. (If you have a screen door, that would help immensely!) So it is going to live on my little faux mantel indoors. I’m so happy with how it turned out!
 
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