For most ladies, it seems like every time a new season falls upon us gives us a new excuse to go shopping for new clothes. It’s normal to ignore all the perfectly fine clothes you already have in your closet and go buy new ones. It’s a never ending cycle that’s really hard to break. It’s not that we *need* new clothes (because we don’t), it’s more of the desire to have new and different clothes to wear. But obtaining new clothes for your wardrobe doesn’t necessarily mean you have to purchase them. Instead of ignoring those old t-shirts you no longer have any use for hanging around in the back of your closet, why not try transforming them into something you’d actually want to wear. Check out some of the t-shirt DIY projects below that are perfect for the summer.If you have a t-shirt that you no longer care for but love the color of, try turning it into a headband! It’ll be great hair accessories for the season.
Cut any shape you want into the back of your shirt and fill it with lace of your choice. If you don’t know what shape to cut out, this crescent moon looks like a super cute way to go.
This cool ripped back tee made from a boring over-sized tee is a perfect swimsuit cover-up and super easy to make if you’re good with scissors.
Doesn’t it look like it was bought from the store this way? All you need is an old t-shirt and a eyelet grommet pliers set or a metal grommet trimming. It’s a nice way to show skin some skin without exposing too much.
Cut the sides off of a t-shirt you like and sew lace onto the sides of it to give it pizazz. It’ll be a nice upgrade.
Just cut off the arms of the t-shirt, cut the sides, snip some small holes, and lace-up the sides with some braided string. Voila!
Recreate this fancy lattice look on your t-shirt by cutting vertical lines on the front of your shirt and then stud the pieces together.
Turn a plain t-shirt into a cute one by adding a lace peter pan collar to it. Simply sew the lace on!
Add a bow to the back of your shirt by cutting out pieces and turning it into a bow and sewing it back onto the back of the shirt afterwards.
Tie-dying a shirt has always been a fun and easy DIY to do but take it up a notch by adding a cut out to the back.
Who says your t-shirt has to stay a shirt? If you have an oversized shirt, turn it into a dress!
To make this unique strap-back tank, cut up the back of the shirt and braid the pieces together.
For this grungy look, just cut vertical lines on the back of your shirt and stretch out the material carefully.
If you want a challenge, try recreating this rib cage/spine backing to your t-shirt as it takes more intricate braiding.
This muscle tank top couldn’t be any easier to make. All you need to do is cut down each side and tie it at the bottom.
Another tie-dye cut up DIY, but this time with a braided back! This would make a great and fun cover-up for the beach.
Cut out shapes around the neck collar and on the sleeves to recreate this creative top.
Transform a shirt that is no longer of any use to you into a reusable bag that you can take along to all of your grocery trips.
To recreate this look, cut horizontal lines on the back of your shirt and literally weave each line to the one on top of it one by one.
If you’re good at crocheting, put your crocheting skills to use on the back of a t-shirt to recreate this unique look.
Cut off the sleeves and neck collar of an old shirt you don’t care for to turn it into a tank top. Then use a ribbon to tie the back of the top to recreate this look.
Turn your shirt into a tank and dip it into fabric dye (a color of your choice) to create an ombre tank!
Want a specific word or words on your shirt but can’t find it anywhere in stores? Custom make it yourself and create the graphic tee of your dreams.
Transform an old plain t-shirt into a tube top with some ruffles to show off those arms you’ve been working so hard to tone.
To make this beautiful butterfly twist in the back, just cut the shoulder and side seams of one side of the sleeveless shirt, twist the shirt, pin the seams together and sew.