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I have trouble donating old clothes to charitable thrift shops because I always want to up-cycle the pieces and use them in crafting and decorating projects. All those fun fabrics are just too good to give away. No wonder I have cabinets full of clothing castoffs waiting for a new life. 

One of my favorite things to up-cycle is a shirt. I’ve repurposed them into cloth napkins, wine bottle wraps, lunch bags — and this decorative throw pillow. This pillow is not only stylish, it’s really easy to make because it requires no sewing. 

What you’ll need

  • Old shirt with buttons
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Rectangular pillow form

 

Step 1:

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