When I was little I wanted to help my Mom do everything. From taking care of my little brother and sisters, to helping cook dinner and set the kitchen table, to fold laundry. I followed my Mother around everywhere carefully studying her every move and mimicking each action.
My Mom, of course, picked up on this, and willingly let me help her. One chore that I starting helping with at a very young age, around 5 or 6, was folding laundry. With a big family like ours, laundry piled up quickly and often seemed never ending. Being young and eager to help, I was more than happy to help my Mom sort, wash and fold all our mounds of clothes.
Because of this, doing laundry is probably my favorite chore. I know what you are thinking, favorite chore?? But yes, out of all the household chores, laundry is probably the one I don’t mind. I don’t mind sitting and folding clothes while I watch my favorite TV show, and I certainly don’t mind the way that my clothes feel straight out of the dryer, or that clean laundry smell. In fact, I love pulling out that favorite old t-shirt to put on and relax at the end of a long day while wrapping up in a soft, floral smelling blanket.
In addition to helping fold clothes and put them away, my Mom taught me to sew on lost buttons and mend holes in pants and socks. While I am all for sewing on a missing button to a favorite pair of paints, the socks were probably best just thrown away, but, I guess all that sewing taught me life skills and gave me humbling memories of my Mom! Since my Mom was so frugal, and we tried to “save” as many clothes we could, I have several of those “old” t-shirts that I can’t seem to let go. They are just so soft and comfy! However, during our recent move, I decided I needed to get rid of some of the clutter and donated a lot of clothes. But some of those t-shirts I just couldn’t part with and decided to get crafty with them and turn them into works of art.
T-shirt crafts are all the rage, specifically t-shirt scarfs and necklaces. So I decided to harness my inner crafting diva and finally put all those old t-shirts to good use. Since I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, I love the look of a t-shirt necklace! They are simple yet can totally add a pop of color to a plain shirt or dress, making them the perfect accessory for spring and summer! Today I am sharing a simple version of the t-shirt necklace and hope to bring more t-shirt crafts to the blog soon.
1 old t-shirt (any color)
Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ (in desired fragrance)
Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Conditioner (in desired fragrance)
Fabric Glue, if needed
16. Repeat the wrapping process on the opposite side of the necklace, covering any additional seams, as needed.
Since I love the smell of freshly launder clothes, washing the t-shirts, using in-wash scent boosters such as Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ and Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Conditioner, before crafting with them helps ensure the final necklace is clean and fresh smelling for a long time! In addition to helping my t-shirt crafts smell clean and fresh Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™, available at Walmart (you can even get samples of Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ attached to Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Conditioner at select stores), help make my clothes smell fresh and clean long after laundry day. Currently, the Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™
come in two scents, Field Flowers and Lavender, and provide five times longer lasting fragrance. They may even get you loving laundry day just as much as I do!