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12 Ways You Can Upcycle Old T-Shirts

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but turns out old T-shirts can totally be tricked out. Change your perspective with smartwater — pure and crisp, like from a cloud.

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1. Get some flower power!

The perfect look for summer, but it's also guaranteed to look good all year. Learn how to here.
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The perfect look for summer, but it's also guaranteed to look good all year. Learn how to here.

2. Make an apron!

If you're a cook, this is the look for you. Learn how to here.
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If you're a cook, this is the look for you. Learn how to here.

3. Flip-flop it!

It would be remiss if flip-flops weren't included in this list. It's summer, after all, so to what better use could your shirt go? Learn how to here.
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It would be remiss if flip-flops weren't included in this list. It's summer, after all, so to what better use could your shirt go? Learn how to here.

4. Dip-dye it!

Sure, a tie-dye shirt is classic, but let's get real: dip-dye is much classier. Learn how to here.
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Sure, a tie-dye shirt is classic, but let's get real: dip-dye is much classier. Learn how to here.

5. Turn it into a frilly summer dress!

Whether you've had enough of your ex's stuff lying around or you simply love this design enough that you went out and bought a shirt just to do it, you won't regret making this super-quick, super-summery look. Learn how to here.
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Whether you've had enough of your ex's stuff lying around or you simply love this design enough that you went out and bought a shirt just to do it, you won't regret making this super-quick, super-summery look. Learn how to here.

6. Weave 'em into a rug!

You can't get much more impressive than turning some shirts into a rug — and you get to pick the colors. Learn how to here.
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You can't get much more impressive than turning some shirts into a rug — and you get to pick the colors. Learn how to here.

7. Give your dog something new to chew on!

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Reward your dog for being your best friend with a toy he or she will love as much as you loved wearing your old shirt. Learn how to here.
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Reward your dog for being your best friend with a toy he or she will love as much as you loved wearing your old shirt. Learn how to here.

8. Get more with a corset!

Everyone has that one shirt that looked like the right size online and then was just stupidly large in-person, so why not turn it into something you can actually wear? You can't get a better look from an oversized tee than this. Learn how to here.
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Everyone has that one shirt that looked like the right size online and then was just stupidly large in-person, so why not turn it into something you can actually wear? You can't get a better look from an oversized tee than this. Learn how to here.

9. Crochet it!

Got an old shirt? Got an old pillow? Give 'em both a refresher with a crochet cover. Learn how to here.
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Got an old shirt? Got an old pillow? Give 'em both a refresher with a crochet cover. Learn how to here.

10. Wear it around your waist!

One of the quickest and easiest ways to upcycle a shirt is by braiding it into a belt. Not only will you end up with a totally unique accessory, but you can make it fit you perfectly. Learn how to here.
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One of the quickest and easiest ways to upcycle a shirt is by braiding it into a belt. Not only will you end up with a totally unique accessory, but you can make it fit you perfectly. Learn how to here.

11. Bag it!

Speaking of unique accessories, did you know you can make yourself a fringe bag without even having to sew? It's true! Learn how to here.
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Speaking of unique accessories, did you know you can make yourself a fringe bag without even having to sew? It's true! Learn how to here.

12. Wear it on your sleeve!

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Exercising is good, music is better. Enhance them both with this iPod holder. Learn how to here.

Need a bag to bring all your exercise gear along with you? Learn how to turn your old shirt into one here.