16 November 2009

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Embellished t-shirts are the rage, but it is hard to justify the $40-$70 price tag that comes which such a shirt. After putting my thinking cap on I remembered I had a bag of scraps from my handmade wedding dress. I merely snipped out a grouping of flowers that looked nice and hand stitched them onto my favorite Mossimo Boyfriend Tee from Target. Voila! A new look, sentimental fabric repurposed and a shirt I love all for just for $7.

In other repurposing news, I have been able to use this flower that I ripped off a straw bag I purchased in Costa Rica whose strap broke and I tossed after two uses. I paired it with a sash from some of my Summer capris and voila a new accessory. I have also been seen wearing this little number as a headband. I just cannot get enough of this repurposing, it is so fun to see what you can come up with a little time and creativity.

1 comment:

Cameron and Lisette said...

You used that purse from Costa Rica for at least a year. Everytime the strap broke, I fixed it. After a while, it was worn out. Glad the flower lives.