HelloNatural.co http://hellonatural.co Natural Beauty, Healthy Recipes + Green Cleaning Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:23:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 10 Best Essential Oils for Green Cleaning http://hellonatural.co/10-best-essential-oils-for-green-cleaning/ http://hellonatural.co/10-best-essential-oils-for-green-cleaning/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=45356 Essential oils are one of the best-smelling, naturally antibacterial options for homemade cleaning recipes. Add oils to green your laundry routine, sanitize the kitchen and nix mold in the bathroom – all while making your house smell ‘clean’ – no scary fumes needed! I’m inclined to add lemon, tea tree and lavender to just about every cleaning recipe, but there are lots more you might want to have on hand. Ready to go green for spring? Here are my 10 essential oils for cleaning.

10 Best Essential Oils for Cleaning1. Lemon

Loved for its light, clean scent, this essential oil is also a powerhouse in homemade cleaning recipes. Naturally antibacterial and antiviral, lemon is commonly used to degrease stubborn stains as well as freshen the air. Use it to deodorize your fridge, clean the floor or combine 10 drops with 1/2 cup olive oil for a natural wood or leather polish.

2. Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

Is there anything tea tree oil can’t do? It fights germs, bacteria and viruses in everything from homemade wipes to hand soap to daily shower spray. Tea tree oil is a handy weapon against bugs, too. Add tea tree to a spray bottle with water, shake well, and spray outside and inside the home to deter lice and other pests.

3. Rosemary

Rosemary’s natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it a great addition to homemade dish soap and laundry detergent. Essential oils are perfect for homemade air freshener sprays, and the combination of peppermint and rosemary is perfect when when you need to stay focused and on task.

4. Wild Orange

Not only does orange oil have a happy scent, but, like lemon, it’s great against grease. Use 1-2 drops to lift grease or glue from surfaces or combine 12 drops with 1/4 cup castile soap and water to wipe down stovetops and counters. There are tons of ways to use orange oil (we rounded up 21 uses here), including homemade fabric softener crystals, natural floor cleaner, and an energizing kitchen spray.

5. Lavender

One of the best-smelling naturally antibacterial essential oils is lavender. Lavender pairs well with another common natural cleaner, vinegar. Just add 4-5 drops of lavender to your vinegar cleaning mixture for its natural antibacterial properties – and for a more bearable scent. Harness lavender’s soothing scent in homemade dish soap  and linen spray to elevate washing dishes and laundry day.

6. Eucalyptus

This natural germicide is a powerful dust mite buster. Use it with baking soda to deep clean your mattress and in a dry wash for stuffed animals or just put a few drop in your next wash cycle. And with its clean smell, eucalyptus is great for stinky jobs in the kitchen and bathroom. Eucalyptus leaves and essential oil are great in cupboards to deter pests.

7. Peppermint

There are countless uses for peppermint oil around the home. Its cool, invigorating scent and antibacterial properties make it a great addition to spray cleaners and natural deodorant spray. For an air freshener that also deters ants and spiders mix 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray along cracks and crevices or wherever ants are seen.

8. Cinnamon Leaf

Cinnamon is naturally antibacterial and antiseptic. Powerful against mold, it’s a great addition to homemade mold and mildew spray. Ground cinnamon and its essential oil are both effective against pests. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon anywhere that pests are seen or apply pure undiluted cinnamon essential oil to the areas with a cotton swab.

9. Pine

Already a common ingredient in cleaners (Pine-Sol anyone?) pine oil is effective at killing yeast spores, E.coli and other household germs. Pine is perfect for ridding the bathroom of mold and mildew and cleaning hard floors while leaving a natural fresh scent.

10. Thyme

Thyme is one of the most powerful essential oil weapons against germs. Thyme is effective against salmonella so you can add it to homemade dish soap and use it to clean cutting boards that have come in contact with raw meat.

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners http://hellonatural.co/homemade-gel-air-freshener-recipe/ http://hellonatural.co/homemade-gel-air-freshener-recipe/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=46248 For parents with little kids, having flaming candles around is just asking for trouble. I love how candles look and smell, but I don’t like how they attract curious little hands. Enter the gel air freshener! It’s a fun new entry in my arsenal of natural ways to make the house smell amazing.

How to Make Gel Air FreshenersYou can customize your favorite scents, pick pretty pick-me-up colors and even add in fun decorative items, like shells or flowers. Then set them around the house and enjoy (they made my fridge smell especially awesome).

Supplies needed

  • 1 packet Knox gelatin
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • about 15 drops essential oil (aromatherapy grade oils are okay here)
  • 1-2 drops food coloring

gel air freshener-1Instructions

Bring the water to boil in a small sauce pan. Add gelatin packet and stir until dissolved. Let mixture sit until cooled to room temperature. Then pour into small jar and add vodka, oils and any color or decoration. Stir and refrigerate until set. Seriously, it’s that simple, folks.

gel candle-6Go easy with the food coloring – you only need 1 to 2 drops. For the scent, I used lavender for one and a lemon and Serenity essential oil blend for the other. As the scent fades over the course of a few weeks, you can add a few more drops of oil on top to freshen the scent. And if curious hands aren’t a problem at your house, you can attach a wick at the bottom of the glass or jar before add the gelatin to make a ‘gel candle.’ Light the candle and the scent will get even more intense.

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6 Lipsticks Every Woman Should Have (+ 17 Picks for Spring) http://hellonatural.co/the-6-lipsticks-every-woman-should-have/ http://hellonatural.co/the-6-lipsticks-every-woman-should-have/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=48017 There’s no other makeup item that can transform your look the way lipsticks do. A bold red lip can take you from blah to boom in an instant and make you look chic and sophisticated. Same goes with classic shades that compliment any outfit, and that’s why I have rounded up the 6 lipsticks every woman should have, plus 17 lip-color picks in those shades that will be hot this spring.

6 Lipsticks Every Woman Should HaveFrom bright hues to softer ones, there’s a shade for every occasion and mood, so stock up on these basic ones!

THE CLASSIC RED

Bright Hued: Nars Lipstick in Lana Vivid Orange Red | Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Hot | Deep hued: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Red Carpet – rich bright red | Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Candied Red | No.7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Love Red

THE PUNCHY PINK

No. 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Smooth Shiraz | L’Oreal® Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in I Pink You’re Cute | Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Love Test 11 – blueish bright pink

THE PRETTY PINK

Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Summer Breeze | Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in Life in Pink | Nars Lipstick in Roman Holiday

THE TRENDY BERRY

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Fanny Rich Berry | Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Spellbound | Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Electric Violet

THE NEUTRAL NUDE

Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Nude | No.7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Bare | Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Nude Warm Brown

* Original lipsticks image from Startracks – adaptation by me

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Love Your Liver with 3 Cleansing Detox Juice Recipes http://hellonatural.co/cleansing-detox-juice-recipes/ http://hellonatural.co/cleansing-detox-juice-recipes/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=45350 Your liver is the second largest organ in your body (besides your skin) and it affects everything: immunity, digestion, nutrient absorption, how your skin looks, and more. It’s important to keep your liver happy, and these 3 cleansing detox juice recipes, full of toxin-flushing veggies and herbs, are just the ticket to keep it in tip-top shape.

3 Liver Detox Juice RecipesLiver Love Juice

Cucumber and celery have a high water content, while asparagus is a powerful diuretic. This mellow juice is perfect for when you need a fresh pick-me-up.

  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 asparagus spears
  • 10 stalks celery
  • Handful of parsley
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 2 ounces of aloe vera juice

Detox Baby Juice

A dash of cayenne and a little ginger kick this green juice up a notch—and they help stimulate your metabolism.

  • 6 leaves kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 stalks asparagus
  • 5 stalks celery
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • Dash of cayenne

3 Liver Detox Juice RecipesLiver + Gallbladder Flush Juice

Dandelion greens are a go-to detox green, and combined with lemon, celery and cucumber, they’re even more powerful. If you can’t find dandelion greens, try arugula or kale.

  • 8 stalk celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon with peel
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 3 dandelion greens
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25 Mason Jar Salads That Are Almost Too Pretty To Eat http://hellonatural.co/25-mason-jar-salads/ http://hellonatural.co/25-mason-jar-salads/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=48012 25 Mason Jar SaladsYou probably know we’re nuts about mason jar salads around here – we can’t help it! Salads are the perfect light meal to bring to work, a road trip or to a picnic, and jars are by far the safest way to carry them around. Packing in mason jars not only prevents the fruits and veggies from altering, but it’s also eco-friendly.

Rainbow fruit salad | 25 Salads in a Jar1. Rainbow fruit salad by Hello Natural. Mason jars are so great because you can see the layers and have fun with the colors of the ingredients. This simple fruit salad is a great example.

2. Summer sunshine salad by Veganosity. The perfect meal for warm days, refreshing and easy to put together.

3. Simple mason jar salad by Eat Within Your Means. Greens, nuts, radish and apple make for a tasty and filling combination.

4. Quinoa salad by The Chic Table. These quinoa, tomato, garbanzo beans and cucumber salads in a jar look good enough for an outdoor party!

5. Greek-style mason jar salad by Double Thyme. Stacking salad in a jar keeps the greens away from the dressing, making them last longer.

6. Barley, feta and asparagus salad by She Knows. You just need a few minutes to cook the barley and asparagus, otherwise it’s as easy as can be!

7. Zucchini noodle caprese salad by Mason Jar Salads. Refreshing caprese made more filling with the aid of fresh zucchini noodles.

No-Fail Lunch Menu Plan | 25 Salads in a Jar8. Layered salad jar by Hello Natural. A filling and healthy salad you can easily fit inside a jar.

9. Pomegranate and pear salad by Fake Food Free. Sweet fruits make this a treat while the spinach, pecans and blue cheese make it nourishing too.

10. Guacamole mason jar salad by Pop Sugar. Replace chips and guac with a healthy guacamole salad, neatly packed in a jar.

11. Watermelon and feta salad by Brooklyn Farm Girl. Refreshing watermelon and cherry tomatoes plus the salty feta make for an explosion of tastes.

12. Tex Mex quinoa salad by Fit Foodie Finds. Satisfy your Mexican food cravings with a healthy salad in a jar.

13. Cajun shrimp jar by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. Spinach, guac, cajun shrimp, onions and peppers – what more could you ask for?

14. Burrito bowl by Strictly Delicious. A deconstructed burrito that gets the form of a mason jar salad.

15. Fresh fruit salad by This Gal Cooks. Combine light fruits with nutritious ones to create the perfect fruit salad.

16. Asian zoodle salad jars by Foxes Love Lemons. Zucchini noodles are super tasty with bell pepper, peas and citrus.

Rainbow salad in a jar | 25 Salads in a Jar17. Rainbow salad in a jar with avocado hummus by Oh My Veggies. Enjoy a beautifully colored salad that’s packed with healthy nutrients!

18. Mason jar fruit salad by Le Zoe Musings. Healthy snacking doesn’t get any easier or prettier. Not to mention, it’s completely mess-free!

19. Stacked salad nicoise by THP Community. Another thing about salads in jars is that glass keeps the flavors much better than plastic ever could.

20. Caprese salad in a jar by Apron and Sneakers. The easiest salad recipe in the world just got easier: just put the three ingredients in a jar & drizzle with olive oil.

21. Sprouted spring salad in a jar by Inspired Edibles. The spring sprouts make this super healthy and looks so cute!

22. Mason jar zucchini noodles salad by Inspiralized. The coconut-avocado-lime dressing is out-of-this-world delicious, and the perfect match for the quinoa and scallions inside.

23. Layered 7-bean salad in a jar by The View From Great Island. A mason jar is the perfect portion, so you won’t overeat even if the salad is as delicious as this one.

24. Mexican corn and prawn salad by Everyday Delicious Kitchen. An unexpected combination that works like a charm.

25. Salad in a jar by Hello Wonderful. Made with kids in mind, this is the type of salad little ones can’t refuse.

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DIY: Rosemary Guinness Volumizing Hair Rinse http://hellonatural.co/rosemary-guinness-beer-rinse-for-hair/ http://hellonatural.co/rosemary-guinness-beer-rinse-for-hair/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=47989 I love beer, but the idea of putting it on my hair has always weirded me out (and frankly, it felt like a waste when I could be drinking it instead). But in honor of the upcoming hops happy holiday, it seemed like a good time to test the effects of a beer hair rinse.

Guinness Rosemary Hair RinseWhy is beer good for hair?

Beer is traditional rinse for thicker, shinier hair, said to work especially well for fine hair (that’s me). The yeast in beer plumps up the hair shaft while the hops and malt are said to nourish and stimulate the hair shaft. The result: shinier, more voluminous hair.

Why is rosemary good for hair?

Rosemary has long been used in hair care treatments. Rosemary oil is said to stimulate hair growth, reduce hair loss and slow down the graying of hair (hurrah!!). Massaging the the scalp with rosemary treats dandruff and dry scalp as well.

How to do a Beer Rinse for Hair

  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 can of Guinness, or other strong ale or stout

Open beer and add rosemary oil. Let beer sit open overnight or longer because you want the beer to be flat. After shampooing, rinse hair with the beer. (I found it easier to bend over and pour forward over hair instead of freezing myself with cold beer down the back.) Let sit on hair for several minutes, massaging it into the roots of your hair. Rinse and style as usual.

Verdict?

I loved this hair rinse! After the rinse, I styled my hair without any hair product and my seriously fine hair was noticeably bouncier and fuller than usual. If I can pry another Guinness from my husband, I will definitely be doing this one again.

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HOW TO: Style a Bed 3 Ways http://hellonatural.co/how-to-style-a-bed-3-different-ways/ http://hellonatural.co/how-to-style-a-bed-3-different-ways/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=48479 Working from home means I need to keep my environment as inspiring and tidy as possible. The state of my surroundings really affects my productivity so the first thing I do every morning is make my bed. The task has become such an essential part of my morning routine that it’s almost like brushing my teeth. And over the course of time I’ve found that the more you like your bedding, the more excited you are to make your bed all pretty for the day.

3 Ways to Style Your BedAre you ready switch things up with your bedding? I’m going to show you 3 different ways to style your bed. And starting with a great duvet really makes a difference. It’s like having a great rug: it grounds your space and ties everything together.

A solid duvet cover (whites are my favorite!) is the most versatile. I’ve been loving my Crane & Canopy duvet cover since the day I got it, especially the bold black border which I think adds a bit of sophistication. With a solid color duvet, you can update your bed’s whole look with pillow covers or a throw. Add floral pillows to keep things light in spring and incorporate cozy fabrics in winter.

3 Ways to Style Your Bed

Which look is your favorite?

1. Go Glam

1. Go Glam

White, black and gold create a simple but sophisticated color scheme.


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Make a Pillow Headboard

Make a Pillow Headboard

Use a 3-2-1 pillow configuration (can you tell I like pillows?) on a folded duvet and place European shams at the back to a fake a headboard.


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2. Minimal with a Pop of Color

2. Minimal with a Pop of Color

Place the shams and pillows horizontally to keep it minimal with just one bright lumbar pillow. This time I brought the duvet all the way to the footer, folding it three times and placing a throw on top for some added texture.


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Guest Room Extras

Guest Room Extras

If you have a guest room (or want to make something special), this configuration is a great way to treat guests as you could place a little flower stem or chocolate on top of the pillow as a nice gesture.


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3. Go Neutral + Add Texture

3. Go Neutral + Add Texture

Keep the colors neutral and add interest and texture to the bed with a soft faux fur throw.


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Play with Pillow Configuration

Play with Pillow Configuration

Here I didn't fold the duvet and I placed the pillows at the back, followed by the shams and a 2-2-1 pillow configuration.


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Thank you to Crane & Canopy for providing bedding for this post.

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10 All-Natural Exfoliators for Your Skin http://hellonatural.co/10-best-natural-skin-exfoliators/ http://hellonatural.co/10-best-natural-skin-exfoliators/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=46221 Exfoliation is crucial to keeping skin healthy and clear. We’ve discussed the importance of exfoliation in the past, but a refresher is always a good idea. As we age, our skin is not as thorough at shedding it’s dead skin cells as efficiently or timely as when we were young. Chemical and physical exfoliation help bridge that gap as we age. Fruit acids are common chemical exfoliants, while scrubs and certain masks can be great physical exfoliant options. We need both in our regimen, so we’ve rounded up some great ways you can exfoliate at home to reveal fresher, healthier skin.

10 Best Natural Skin Exfoliators

10 Best All-Natural Exfoliators for Skin1. Salt

Salt can be a wonderful choice when you want a good overall body exfoliation, eliminating the rough, dry patches of dead skin. This Citrus Salt Scrub is one option while a Papaya Sea Salt Scrub might be your preference. If you are looking for a scrub designed for hands, check out a Sea Salt Hand Scrub to help with dry skin and cuticles. And not be forgotten, salt can be used as perfect scrub for your feet.

Pineapple Sugar Body Scrub | HelloNatural.co2. Sugar

If you’re looking to exfoliate your face, you’ll want to use something finer than salt, as it can be a little too abrasive. Fine sugar is a gentle alternative for a physical exfoliant for your face, but be sure to still avoid the eye area. A Pumpkin Sugar Facial Scrub is both simple to make and delightful on your skin. Sugar can also be used to exfoliate your body, especially if you tend to shave your legs and scrub at the same time. Choose sugar over salt to avoid the sting. Check out this Pineapple Sugar Body Scrub or a Mango Body Scrub  to see which scent appeals to you best. And never to be forgotten are the lips, they need exfoliation too.

3. Oats

If your skin tends to lean to the sensitive side, you might want to check out the effectiveness of oats as physical exfoliant. You can use oats for a gentle body scrub or even as a facial scrub alternative.

3 DIY Apple Recipes + Malic Acid Benefits for Skin | HelloNatural.co4. Apples + Apple Cider Vinegar

Alpha hydroxy acids are extremely beneficial for loosening dead skin and revealing new skin cells beneath. Malic acid, found in apples, is a fantastic choice for an exfoliating mask. An Apple Cider Vinegar Peel is also an option as a chemical exfoliant.

5. Coffee

Coffee may also be a favorite choice when exfoliating your body, and it can be made in many forms! Ground coffee can treat cellulite as an exfoliant or be molded into cubes to battle stretch marks. Feet can also benefit from a thorough coffee scrubbing.

6. Exfoliating Bars

Exfoliating does not have to always be a separate step in the shower. You can easily create an Exfoliating Soap Bar that is gentle on the skin using ingredients like seeds, cornmeal, coffee or oats. Or a Soap and Scrub Cube made ahead of time is a simple way to exfoliate your body in the bath or shower.

10 Natural Ways to Exfoliate7. Milk

The lactic acid in milk removes dead skin cells. To use on your face, pour a small amount into your palm and massage into your skin. You can also combine whole milk with a whipped egg for dry skin or add aloe vera for sensitive skin. Get head to toe milk benefits by adding 2-4 cups to your bath.

8. Citrus

The natural AHA in lemons and other citrus fruits are excellent natural exfoliators, especially if you have dark spots on your face. You can combine lemon juice with milk or yogurt for a creamy cleanser or apply the juice after you cleanse for a non scrubbing exfoliator. And don’t just stop at lemons! Try incorporating grapefruit into a treatment as well.

9. Baking Soda

One of the most versatile items you probably already have in your home is baking soda. It can be used to lighten underarms, in deodorant, in a bath soak, or to whiten your teeth. This easy cleanser recipe is great for all skin types. Mix in a teaspoon of baking soda to your facial cleanser or make a paste of just baking soda and honey.

10. Rice

The texture of the ground rice is gentle enough to be used on the face and the body. We especially liked the feel in this oil-free pre-tan body polish and face scrub (plus it tastes amazing).

No matter how you choose to exfoliate your skin, make sure it’s a part of your routine!

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Gorgeous Skin Grape Beauty Smoothie http://hellonatural.co/gorgeous-skin-grape-beauty-smoothie/ http://hellonatural.co/gorgeous-skin-grape-beauty-smoothie/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=48590 Gorgeous Skin Grape SmoothieKey Beauty Ingredient: Grapes

Skin Benefits of Grapes

Grapes have been recognized since ancient times as a food of the gods, a fruit that promotes beautiful, youthful skin. Loaded with vitamins, electrolytes and minerals, grapes are abundant in the phytonutrients carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin among others. Grapes are an excellent source of nutrients to protect your skin’s overall, long term health.

Frozen grapes are a great addition to any smoothie and can be used as an easy substitute for ice cubes. Combining grapes with spinach and banana creates a surprisingly mild flavor that packs a nutritional punch for the health and beauty of your skin. Add your favorite peanut or almond butter for a a touch of sweetness.

Vegan Grape Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • handful of frozen grapes
  • handful of spinach
  • 1⁄2 banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter

Instructions

This recipe serves one smoothie equaling about 2 cups. Add almond milk, frozen grapes, spinach, and banana slices into the blender. Scoop the peanut butter or almond butter into the mixture. Blend until whipped and smooth.

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50 Creative DIY Projects for Old T-Shirts http://hellonatural.co/50-creative-diy-projects-for-old-t-shirts/ http://hellonatural.co/50-creative-diy-projects-for-old-t-shirts/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatural.co/?p=47731 The t-shirt is probably the most popular, universal piece of clothing there is (next to jeans, of course). And we tend to get very attached to certain t-shirts – whether they remind us of something or someone, or they just make us feel confident somehow. So parting with a t-shirt can be hard – no wonder I still have band t-shirts from high-school! But, instead of storing them in the back of the closet for no good reason, how about repurposing them into something cool? It could be anything – jewelry, decor pieces or just an upgrade in style. Which one of these 50 ways to reuse an old t-shirt would you try?

50 Creative Projects for Old T-Shirts50 Creative DIY Projects for Old T-Shirts

50 T-Shirt DIYs 1. Sequin heart DIY T-shirt by Hello Natural. If your favorite t-shirt has a stain or a hole, don’t hurry into throwing it out! Mend it with a sparkly sequin trim and it will look better than before.

2. Recycled t-shirt pennant banner by Joyaltee. Decorate the house or garden with a seasonal pennant banner made from an oversized t-shirt.

3. Recycle an old tee into a pillow case by C is for Crafting. An easy as can be solution to keeping your favorite t-shirt without having to actually wear it.

4. DIY crochet cord necklace by Miss Amy Phipps. Using a chunky hoot and some t-shirt yarn, you can crochet anything! Including this cool necklace in your favorite color.

5. Ombre four-strand head wrap by Whistle & Ivy. Start with a white t-shirt and create a fun ombre effect to wear on your head.

6. DIY tie onesie by Hello Natural. A cute idea for Father’s Day is to give a plain baby onesie a makeover with a fun tie made of an old t-shirt (perhaps the father’s).

7. How to make t-shirt pompoms by Recycled Fashion. Pompoms are even chunkier and more fun when they’re made of t-shirt yarn!

8. Shirt into bracelet by Lana Red Studio. A friendship bracelet that’s made of t-shirt strips is chunkier and more fun!

9. No sew hobo bag tutorial by Crafty Gemini. T-shirts have the perfect shape and size to be turned into a bag – and a roomy one too!

50 T-Shirt DIYs 10. DIY soy wax candle gift by Hello Natural. Use the fabric from an old tee to nicely wrap up a gift. Tie it with some twine and add a gift tag to make it absolutely lovely.

11. Braided t-shirt rug by My Poppet. Use a bunch of your old t-shirts at once and turn them into a trendy braided rug.

12. Embroidered t-shirt art by Buttons and Paint. A printed t-shirt gets a new life as wall art, with an embroidery hoop and some thread.

13. Shaggy t-shirt pillow by Just Crafty Enough. A super fun and cozy pillow for your couch, that also allows you to reuse the fabric from a basic tee.

14. Braided jersey hair tie by Love Maegan. Your bun will look way more stylish wrapped in a fun t-shirt tie!

15. Tie dye textile wall art by Home-ology. This wall art is made of fringes, which in turn were made from a formerly white t-shirt.

16. Lace shadow printed t-shirt by Nerds and Nomsense. Fading colors or a tiny stain can be a problem, but cover them with lace print and your t-shirt should be just fine (+more stylish).

17. T-shirt dress tutorial by Peek-a-Boo. An unwanted oversized t-shirt can become the cutest toddler dress for your daughter!

18. Two layered gathered lace skirt by Pearls and Scissors. Use a t-shirt as lining for a pretty lace skirt, which is easy to sew and looks great.

19. Tie-dyed t-shirt headbands by The Pretty Life Girls. Three ways to wear old t-shirts as headbands: braided, knotted and twisted.

50 Best DIY Projects for Old T-Shirts20. DIY T-Shirt bracelet by Hello Natural. Braid t-shirt strips with chunky beads and make yourself the coolest eco-friendly bracelet/necklace.

21. Off the shoulder t-shirt by Free Series. Turn a regular t-shirt into a trendy, off the shoulder top that you’re gonna wear again and again.

22. How to make a t-shirt cup cozy by Spark & Chemistry. Twist strips of old t-shirt to turn them into the cutest mug cozy you’ve ever seen.

23. Mom + baby sleeping sign by Morning Creativity. Create this adorable sign from different colored t-shirt scraps – and customize to suit your style!

24. Manatee pillow pet by We Lived Happily Ever After. Any kid will love hugging this Manatee pillow pet, and you can make it in no time with the downloadable pattern and easy instructions.

25. DIY lace insert t-shirt by Gina Michele. If you have a tee that doesn’t fit anymore, add some lace to the sides and you’ll be able to wear it again.

26. Refashioned tiger t-shirt by Eat Sleep Make. Turn a regular sized t-shirt into a kid’s t-shirt with this easy tutorial.

27. Father’s Day superhero wipes case by Haberdashery Fun. Wipes can be masculine! If you wrap the case in a masculine t-shirt scrap, that is.

28. Canvas modern art DIY tutorial by Trashy Crafter. It’s hard to believe these cool art pieces are actually made with t-shirts and mod podge!

29. Bohemian fringe necklace by For the Love Of. With an old t-shirt and some scissors, you can make this beautiful boho necklace that will steal the show.

50 Best DIY Projects for Old T-Shirts30. DIY recycled shirt bracelet by Hello Natural. Another great bracelet made of braided t-shirt strips, this time with a metallic chain accent.

31. T-shirt to skirt refashion by Second Chances.  If you don’t want to wear it as a top, how about as a skirt?

32. T-shirt necklace DIY by Stars for Streetlights. A stylish layered necklace made from straps of different colored t-shirts and different chains.

33. Patchwork shorts from outgrown tees by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. If your kid is having a hard time parting with outgrown tees, turn them into pants instead of throwing them out.

34. T-shirt yarn by Nur Noch. A super useful tutorial on how to make continuous t-shirt yarn without sewing or knotting.

35. DIY double t-shirt sun dress by Gina Michele. Turn two mens t-shirts into one stylish dress for yourself!

36. DIY superhero costume by Blitsy Blog. A very easy Halloween costume for the kids: the superhero! This cape is easy to make from a larger t-shirt.

37. Watermelon summer top by One O. Turn a t-shirt into a crop top and make it really fun with potato-stamped watermelon print.

38. Easy tee dress by Francois et Moi. Make a dress starting with a pre-made jersey t-shirt – nice for kids and adults alike.

39. Woven wall hanging by TrashN2Tees. Woven wall art is very trendy these days, and it can easy be done with t-shirt scraps.

50 Ways to Reuse T-Shirts40. Reusable dryer sheets by Hello Natural. Use white vinegar and essential oils together with old t-shirt scraps to make these reusable dryer sheets.

41. Neon fringed infinity scarf by Dream a Little Bigger. A neon t-shirt might be too much, but a neon scarf? Just right!

42. DIY cat toy by Kittenhood. The t-shirt you use here can be as old as you want, just as long as you add cat nip to it.

43. Full length dress DIY by Mark Montano. This maxi dress/beach cover-up is made from four t-shirts which were tie-dyed and sewn together.

44. Two in one t-shirt by Oh Everything Handmade. Use up two old t-shirts by combining them in a cool new colorblock one.

45. Braided t-shirt key chain by Crafts by Amanda. An easy way to find your keys is if the key chain is large and colorful enough. This one is made by braiding several colors of t-shirt strips.

46. Upcycled knotted baby hat by Alice & Lois. Those cute knotted baby hats can be sewn very easily, using fabric from an old tee.

47. True blues fringe skirt by I Love To Create. This skirt looks fun and it’s fun to make, by adorning a plain skirt with t-shirt fringes.

48. Tie-dye bustle sundress by The Tiptoe Fairy. Your daughter will this colorful, ruffled dress, and you’ll love getting rid of unwanted tees.

49. DIY twist back top by A Beautiful Mess. Give your t-shirt a new life by cutting off the back and adding twisted jersey strips (from another t-shirt).

50. DIY t-shirt infinity scarf by Hello Natural. Tie-dye an old tee and quickly turn it into an infinity scarf, with no sewing required.

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