Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Recycle - t-shirts - The Desk Lawn
*Cotton T-shirts - I used two extra large t-shirts in two shades of green.
*A 6 1/2" square of craft styrofoam - I bought a circle and cut it with a razor blade into a square (just in case you can't find a square)
*Some brown felt
Make your t-shirt into yarn - see here for a great tutorial on a nice and fast way to cut your t-shirt yarn (by Polka Dot Pineapple)
Cut your t-shirt yarn into 5" pieces and start pushing them (with your scissors or with something else pointy) into your Styrofoam.
Keep pushing the little guys into your styrofoam until its totally covered and looks like this:
Cover with brown felt - place stryfoam onto a piece of felt and cut out enough to cover the bottom and sides of your stryofoam square.
Use your handy dandy glue gun and glue the brown felt up all four sides of your square.
Now fold and glue those edges in.
Finish off with a nice little border around t-shirt grass.
Put on your desk or by your phone and enjoy!