Halloween Wreath From An Old T-Shirt

This rather stunning Halloween wreath uses an old t-shirt, felt off cuts, some glittered toy spiders and a twig!

Upcycled Halloween Wreath

I cut up an old black t-shirt that my girls had not use for, creating one continuous length of yarn. This was then wrapped around an eight inch polystyrene wreath/hoop shape and the tail end knotted to make a hoop.

T-Shirt Halloween Wreath

First I painted teeny toy spiders with silver acrylic paint. Two of them were then painted with PVA (white) glue and covered in fine silver glitter. I painted the spiders that were going to have glitter on them as the glue doesn’t stick well to the plastic without the base layer of paint. It’s like an undercoat.

Whilst the spiders were drying I painted a twig from the garden with black poster paint, sealing it with a layer of PVA glue as I didn’t want the paint to peel off. And I also made some swirly felt flowers using felt off cuts.

Halloween Wreath Decorations

When everything was dry, out came the mighty glue gun and on to the wreath they went. Fantastic use of an old t-shirt!

Halloween Wreath


If you want some more craft ideas using old bits of fabric and clothes have a look at the hangout below. Links to the  any blog posts are underneath the video.

Zing Zing Tree – Upcycle Tights Inot Fingerless Gloves
Me & My Shadow – Denim extravaganza: Bunting, Bag (love this), Flowers.
Me & My Shad0w – Tweed Door Stop

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12 Responses to Halloween Wreath From An Old T-Shirt

  1. I adore those spiders…we have a bazillon plastic spiders and you can barely see them when you try and do anything, the silver and glitter are perfect 🙂

  2. Love the way this turned out! The colors look great!

  3. Such a cute wreath! Love that you used an old t-shirt!
    I was wondering if you’d mind if I featured this in a top 10 upcycles of the week post. I’d like to use just one photo from your blog and put a direct link back to your post. Please let me know if this would be ok.
    Thanks so much,
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  7. Emma says:

    Great upcycle of an old t-shirt – this came out awesome!

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