How about a little craft project to turn some of your old t-shirts into a boho table runner? You could make more than one and use them as placemats or several small ones as coasters.
As we find ourselves in the middle of summer, we’re making the most of whatever light clothing we might have in our wardrobe. Some of it will be just lovely and make us feel great, some of it might be functional and some of it, well, might not be suitable to wear outside the house anymore. Most of us will have some old and frayed t-shirts lying around somewhere. You know the sort. Too old to wear without looking a little on the wrong side of casual and in a way too scruffy to give to a charity shop without feeling that we might offend somebody. On the other hand, the notion of just throwing them in the bin seems somewhat wrong and wasteful.
So, what to do? Well, how about a little craft project to turn some of your old t-shirts into a boho table runner. You could make more than one and use them as placemats or several small ones as coasters, though the latter one should only be used with sturdy tumblers as the surface is uneven and delicate glasses would risk falling over.
This particular little runner measures 30cm across and you will have to braid nearly 5 whole meters for that alone, so it’s not something that you’ll be able to complete in half an hour. However, if you have a sunny afternoon and are looking for something to do that is quite relaxing, then this could just be the thing.
here's what you'll need...
- t-shirts in different colours (my whole project is based on 3 teeshirts, size 12)
- needle and thread