Don’t throw away those stained or holey t-shirts – there are so many things that you can do with the fabric!  We’re big fans of t-shirt yarn around here, but you don’t have to be a knitter or a crocheter in order to use it.  In fact, this is a project that anyone can do!  Recycle an old t-shirt into a stylish wrap bracelet by adding some big-holed beads.  Watch the video to see how it’s done, or keep scrolling for photos!

Project estimate:

  • T-shirt, on hand or $1 and up
  • Beads, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paperclip, on hand

Total:  Free and up!


Cut a one-inch strip off of the bottom of the t-shirt.


Gently pull on the strip to stretch it; the edges will curl and it will form a tube.  Unfold the paperclip and loop it around the t-shirt tube so that you can use it like a needle for stringing on your beads.


Thread the beads onto the strip of t-shirt fabric.  Tie off the ends of the strip to turn them into one large loop.

Beaded T-shirt Wrap Bracelet

Wrap the loop several times around your wrist and your bracelet is done.


Try different combinations of t-shirt colors and bead types/styles for lots of different looks!