Hello Kitty T-Shirt Upcycle

If you have daughters or girls in the family I’m sure you know Hello Kitty. There was a time my girls loved it, they even had clothes of her and they wore them happily. But girls grow and clothes don’t, so tragedy is served. What can you do if you have one small T-shirt that doesn’t fit your daughter anymore? Something this simple.

I took the T-shirt and cut the sides

Hello Kitty T-Shirt Upcycle | Old T-Shirt | Via www.sweethings.net

I took an old ugly frame I found at a flea market, and decided to paint it pink with some shadows of white. I used my homemade chalk paint for this.

Hello Kitty T-Shirt Upcycle | Old Picture | Via www.sweethings.net

I added a bit of red to the white chalk paint and mixed it. Then I dry brushed the frame with some white, then stapled the T-shirt on it and I was done, we had a pretty Hello Kitty picture! Is there anything simpler than this?

Hello Kitty T-Shirt Upcycle | Via www.sweethings.net

Girls happy, mommy happy!

Hello Kitty T-Shirt Upcycle | Take an old frame plus an old t-shirt and make a pretty picture | Via www.sweethings.net

Now you know, don’t throw away those all T-shirts with a drawing you like.



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    • Pili says:

      Luckily no stains on this one, but that’s not the normal thing… That’s why we can’t do the same with the rest of the t-shirts they have

  1. Lyn says:

    I love everything about this project! Hello Kitty, the cuteness overload AND that you gave an old shirt new life. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Welcome Home Wednesday!!! We’d love to see more of you next week =)

  2. Heather says:

    I love how you constantly come up with these ‘why-didn’t-I-think-of-that’ posts that are so simple, and so amazing at the same time. Thanks for sharing with the #GoodFriendsFriday linky party, our latest post is live!

  3. Life Loving says:

    What a simple but effective idea. I don’t have much in the way of motif shirts but if I do ever need to throw on old favourite away, I’ll know what to do with it. You’re so clever!

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Pili says:

      I don’t either, but you know what happens with little girls… I will do what is necessary to avoid a battle!

  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, this is a great idea, the kids had certain pieces of clothing they loved and didn’t want to get rid of, this is a great way to still show it off and love it! And the frame fits it’s perfectly!!!

    • Pili says:

      Yes Nikki, I can understand they like some items and don’t want to get rid of them, so this is a great way to keep it

  5. Terry says:

    What a sweet idea for recycle! Very clever! Thank you for sharing this inspiration at Making Broken Beautiful! I hope you will come and inspire again!
    Have a great day!


  6. Denise/DIY Crush says:

    I LOVE this!! I used one of my daughter’s shirts that she got for her birthday and made a little pillow out of it. But I love the framed art idea even better! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Hope to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

    • Pili says:

      Hi Denise, a pillow is a great idea too! I will think about it the next time I need to up cycle any other shirt

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