Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Old Shirt + Glue Gun = New Fabulous Shirt!

Awhile back I posted about a shirt redo I did with my glue gun. It turned out pretty well. I glued these little flowers to it and not ten minutes after the shirt had banana or snot on it and needed to be washed. I threw it in the wash but figured the heat from the dryer would ruin my work so I hung it up to dry.

My husband usually does all our laundry (great guy, I know!) on his day off while I'm at work.  He threw my shirt in the dryer and much to my surprise it was fine. It has since been washed and dried many times (I wear it a lot!) and it still looks great!

This led me to raid my closet for all the shirts I haven't worn and to see what I could do with them in an afternoon with my hot glue gun! Here's the first.  More to come!

This was a long sleeve Old Navy shirt I haven't worn for awhile. 

I cut the sleeves and cut the neckline to make it more scooped and flattering instead of the boring librarian-y shirt (I know I'm a librarian but do I have to dress like one?)



Then I took the fabric from the sleeves and cut two strips.  I hot glued the strips to the waist below the bust and tied it in the middle.


I'm almost finished! I made a quick fabric flower and glued that to the neckline.  I'm not entirely happy with the placement of the flower but I do love the waist band.  I might do that again!



I'll be linking up this week here.

36 comments:

  1. I Love this! Super cute! I would love it if you linked up to my Talk About it Tuesday party because you have such cute ideas!

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  2. I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join
    www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  3. Nice job! Amazed the glue has held up!

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  4. I'm amazed how well the glue worked. Really cute. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday - I'd love for you to add the party button to your links:)

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  5. Fabulous refashions! I'm lovin' it!

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  6. Thanks for linking up to my blog roll!! Sorry it's taken me so long to stop by and say thanks. Busy busy!

    Adorable shirt!

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  7. Wow, you did that with hot glue? Great job!

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  8. I know they make hot glue sticks specifically for fabric--is that the type you used or the all purpose ones? I'm amazed it holds through the dryer, too--wow!

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  9. What a good idea! I just got rid of some long sleeve shirts that would have been perfect for me to experiment with. Why didn't I think of that?!
    ☺ Celeste

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  10. Great job.... loving the refashion! i think you will like my blog theme next month! check me out when u can.

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  11. Oooh, I like it! I am pregnant and need to makeover some maternity shirts the way you've made over your tshirt. :)
    We have a Friday Fun Finds party (on Fridays, of course)... If you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up this week!

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  12. This is so easy I might could do it. I'm not crafty at all.

    I'm stopping by from SITS. We're happy to have you.

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  13. Glue gun!!! Awesome! That's my kind of shirt redo! No sewing needed!!!!!

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  14. What a great idea!!

    I am here to welcome you to SITs! I hope you are enjoying the party:-)

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  15. Great idea! Love the tie around the waist! Thanks for linking up to Make it Wear it!

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  16. Very cute! It's good to know that the glue doesn't fall apart in the dryer!
    Jenn

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  17. That is so pretty! And super simple. I think I'll be doing the second re-do to a few shirts tonight.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts.

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  18. Very cute! And I like the flower! : )

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  19. Thanks for following me! I'm glad I found your blog. It's totally creative and inspiring. I love all your fabric ideas (unfortunately, I have no talent with fabric and no luck with sewing)... but I love to see others who aren't so challenged!

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  20. neat idea! did you know that Hobby Lobby sells fabric glue sticks specifically for glue guns? I saw it the other day & bought some but haven't tried it yet.

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  21. Following you from Trendy Treehouse's Friday Follow! Great Blog. Absolutely love your background and you have great variety. I will enjoy checking in to see what you have done next!

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  22. So cute! I love that color of blue, so fun!

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  23. Way to upcycle! It looks great! Thanks for the link!

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  24. Nice job with the makeover. Thanks for visiting me blog today. I am now following you.

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  25. I'm your latest Friday Follower!

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  26. Wow, so creative. I have a brnad new Brother sewing machine sitting downstairs and hardly use it. I once quilted but now am into jewelry....maybe I should dust off the old machine? Mmmm - anyway glad I am a follower....

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  27. Thanks for following my blog! You're a librarian? I'm a teacher :). I love the new-age librarian look. Maybe you could add a couple more flowers going up (toward the shoulder) to offset the placement of the first one?

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  28. i really thought i had already commented on this post, but didn't see it so i guess i did a drive by earlier. i LOVE this idea. you've seen my obsession with the fabric rosettes. i will be attaching them to clothing soon, and am so thankful for the gluegun tip.

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  29. I wear a lot of T-shirts and wouldn't this be a cute way to dress them up! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  30. This turned out so cute! I love the color.

    I'm hosting a blog party right now and I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up. Hope to see you at Saturday is Crafty Day!

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  31. Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride! Hope to see you back next week!

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  32. Great idea - I'm so impressed that the glue holds. Love the new shirt you made - I really like the waist tie! Stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance ~ Hope you are enjoying your weekend! This turned out great!

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  33. Cute! And I've been wondering about how glue gun flowers wash up!

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  34. Great idea! I love the tie!!!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  35. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! I greatly appreciate it! I totally love what you've done with this shirt! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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